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Restore fails
Picture of Bill Stone Bill Stone
14 Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 6:15 AM
Backup fails
Picture of Jonathan Rider Jonathan Rider
21 Wed, May 4, 2016, 9:34 AM
Moving from Moodle Cloud to Moodle Cloud School
Picture of Jay McDonnell Jay McDonnell
2 Mon, Jul 11, 2016, 5:04 PM
Exception: cannot_create_backup_temp_dir
Picture of Naaman Fallouh Naaman Fallouh
16 Sun, Jul 3, 2016, 6:28 PM
Backup error opening file for 2.3.3
Picture of James Klaas James Klaas
16 Tue, Apr 23, 2013, 10:24 PM
Some users missing in restored course
Picture of Darrel Tenter Darrel Tenter
3 Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 1:08 PM
How to restore courses with automatic-backup files
Picture of Chen ZhongWei Chen ZhongWei
1 Sat, Jul 16, 2016, 5:19 AM
Back up and restore courses with SCORM packages
Picture of Jack Cowley Jack Cowley
1 Wed, Jul 13, 2016, 7:50 PM
Cannot open restored course
Picture of Aaron Milligan Aaron Milligan
1 Tue, Jul 12, 2016, 5:23 AM
The selected file is not a valid Moodle backup file and can't be restored.
Picture of Mike Wills Mike Wills
3 Thu, Mar 12, 2015, 12:33 AM
Full moodle site backup strategy
Picture of dani dani dani dani
2 Tue, Jul 5, 2016, 10:34 PM
Restoring courses with user log data
Picture of Rob Davenport Rob Davenport
2 Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 8:49 PM
Student activity logs missing from backups, by design?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
5 Fri, Apr 22, 2016, 3:32 AM
Course Backup fails
Picture of Wes Matchett Wes Matchett
10 Thu, Feb 17, 2011, 2:19 AM
Automated Backup CLI
Picture of Helson C Helson C
5 Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 4:10 AM
Automated course back-up: 'Save to' location
Picture of Joanna Beaver Joanna Beaver
9 Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 1:13 AM
restore of the glossary with embedded youtube restores only an empty html paragraph
Picture of Otakar Kverka Otakar Kverka
0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 3:25 PM
Restoring course loses Course Format settings
Picture of Dan Jeffries Dan Jeffries
0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 8:06 PM
No Backup possible: DDL sql execution error
Picture of Tobias Stapelfeldt Tobias Stapelfeldt
9 Sat, Dec 4, 2010, 12:28 AM
restore vs. import
Picture of Anita Gaunt Anita Gaunt
3 Fri, Jul 2, 2010, 3:07 AM
Moodle 2.9 - Safely End Restore to New Course
Picture of Tammy Moore Tammy Moore
1 Wed, Jun 15, 2016, 8:02 PM
Backup Pages - Error reading from database
Picture of Russell Thomson Russell Thomson
2 Wed, Jun 15, 2016, 5:35 PM
Bulk user download excel format not working
Picture of Daniël de Villiers Hugo Daniël de Villiers Hugo
8 Mon, Oct 13, 2014, 10:44 PM
How do you stop a back up running
Picture of Heather P Heather P
5 Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 7:52 PM
What is your BACKUP and DB MAINTENANCE strategy?
Picture of Trolling in the Deep Trolling in the Deep
8 Wed, Jul 4, 2012, 7:01 PM
Backup Issue
Picture of Tarek Raslan Tarek Raslan
4 Fri, May 27, 2016, 5:50 AM
Cannot read MBZ file using WinZip
Picture of mart van der niet mart van der niet
3 Fri, Jun 10, 2016, 6:59 PM
Restore issue
Picture of David Price David Price
1 Mon, Jun 6, 2016, 6:10 AM
Backup and import into other CMS
Picture of Scott Yamahata Scott Yamahata
1 Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:52 PM
Automated backups to be saved to an external location?
Picture of Benjamin Waller Benjamin Waller
4 Thu, May 26, 2016, 2:50 PM
error/cannot_precheck_wrong_status when restoring backup mbz
Picture of Andi Rahmat Andi Rahmat
4 Thu, May 19, 2016, 4:19 PM
Automated backups stopping after an hour of running
Picture of Paul L Paul L
10 Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 3:05 AM
2.1 Backup - Error writing to database
Picture of Shawn Peters Shawn Peters
12 Fri, Jul 8, 2011, 6:10 AM
'Locked by dependencies' - Can't import activities
Picture of Erin Billy Erin Billy
3 Tue, Jul 21, 2015, 5:18 AM
System not accessible during database dump
Picture of Sal Kaceli Sal Kaceli
0 Sat, May 14, 2016, 3:47 AM
Possible to 'backwards' restore from Moodle 2.7 to 1.9?
Picture of Alex Vanden Bosch Alex Vanden Bosch
19 Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 8:17 PM
Backup destination folder not writeable
Picture of Jason Touw Jason Touw
4 Wed, May 4, 2016, 1:21 AM
Deleting old backups
Picture of Sonja Sperber Sonja Sperber
5 Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 4:32 PM
Relocating course backups
Picture of Stephen Gibbons Stephen Gibbons
1 Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 6:04 AM
unable to restore course
Picture of Chris Nelson Chris Nelson
3 Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 9:51 PM
Strange filenames cause backups to crash
Picture of Roy Bentley Roy Bentley
1 Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 10:19 PM
Manually uploading backup to moodle
Picture of James Ripps James Ripps
5 Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 6:11 AM
Moodle 2.9: Restore - Error connecting to the server
Picture of Graham Moir Graham Moir
13 Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 2:12 AM
Restore gives A required parameter (sesskey) was missing
Picture of Kelvin Burton Kelvin Burton
8 Sat, Aug 14, 2010, 5:51 AM
I hope you never need this
Picture of Tim Hunt Tim Hunt
0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 12:02 AM
automated backups failing - sharing resolution
Picture of Ken Task Ken Task
6 Fri, Jan 1, 2016, 2:16 AM
Automated Course Backups and Server Scheduled task clarification?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
2 Fri, Mar 11, 2016, 10:30 PM
Error trying to restor an archive course.
Picture of R Ali R Ali
0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016, 7:27 PM
Missing users after restore.
Picture of Ahmad Faridi Ahmad Faridi
2 Mon, Dec 22, 2014, 8:24 PM
is it possible to migrate content from Blackboard to Moodle
Picture of Chris Bordeleau Chris Bordeleau
0 Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 5:59 AM
Select Destination Topic During Restore/Import?
Picture of Justin Almeida Justin Almeida
2 Wed, May 27, 2015, 5:24 AM
Restore hangs after short time
Picture of Jesper Christesnen Jesper Christesnen
0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 5:14 PM
Automated backup
Picture of Jesper Christesnen Jesper Christesnen
0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 4:59 PM
Course backup on command line without user data
Picture of Jinxing Chen Jinxing Chen
7 Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 5:39 AM
Course Backup Problems Moodle 2.0
Picture of Brian Harvey Brian Harvey
26 Sat, Jan 15, 2011, 1:43 AM
Where is the Moodle 2.0 "Course Backup Filearea"?
Picture of Daniel Zimmerman Daniel Zimmerman
16 Sat, Jan 29, 2011, 3:15 AM
Restore moodle database from a directory
Picture of Gabriel Mascarenhas Gabriel Mascarenhas
13 Sat, Mar 19, 2016, 2:47 AM
Deleted the Category and lost course content
Picture of Pooja Jain Pooja Jain
4 Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 7:59 PM
Restore, Backup and Import fail due to dmlwrite exception
Picture of Emma McAllister Emma McAllister
5 Mon, Jan 12, 2015, 10:53 PM
Restore file ID number from backup
Picture of Igor Nikulin Igor Nikulin
0 Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 2:39 PM
No Backup Logs - Automated Backup Setup
Picture of Theo Yianni Theo Yianni
11 Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 11:08 PM
Adding backup/restore settings in a local_ plugin?
Picture of Enrique Castro Enrique Castro
0 Sat, Mar 12, 2016, 8:12 PM
Is there a graceful way to shutdown automated backups while they are running?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
4 Fri, Feb 12, 2016, 10:11 PM
Backup and restore 4GB+ courses @2.8+
Picture of Kamil Łuczak Kamil Łuczak
0 Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 5:35 PM
how torestore new forum_Help
Picture of m question m question
0 Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 12:55 PM
Restore of local plugin tables with child items
Picture of Enrique Castro Enrique Castro
1 Tue, Mar 8, 2016, 4:06 AM
Should Cache Files Be Backed Up?
Picture of Natassia Stelmaszek Natassia Stelmaszek
3 Fri, Feb 12, 2016, 2:54 PM
new backup format - not available in 3.0
Picture of Hya Agrawal Hya Agrawal
7 Tue, Mar 1, 2016, 5:51 PM
Automated Backups, skipping courses clarification, end of term backups
Picture of Paul L Paul L
0 Tue, Mar 1, 2016, 10:53 PM
Upgrade from 1.9.3 to latest
Picture of P.- Kok P.- Kok
11 Sun, Feb 28, 2016, 3:26 PM
Backup Stops
Picture of Aboratec SCP Aboratec SCP
1 Fri, Feb 26, 2016, 10:47 PM
Backup, how it works
Picture of Derek Chirnside Derek Chirnside
0 Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 4:20 AM
Restoring 2.9 backups to 2.5 - only works 'via' 2.6
Picture of Tony Delahunty Tony Delahunty
1 Mon, Feb 22, 2016, 5:13 AM
Determining the number of course backup files and their total size
Picture of Mark Chaney Mark Chaney
2 Tue, Jan 26, 2016, 4:28 PM
Course backups not automatically being removed.
Picture of james mergenthaler james mergenthaler
7 Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 11:35 PM
Canvas to Moodle: Restoring IMSCC Backup Fails
Picture of Randah Mouallem Randah Mouallem
5 Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 1:46 AM
Issue restoring backup (own plugin code issue)
Picture of David Belenguer David Belenguer
2 Tue, Feb 2, 2016, 7:55 PM
After restore course I can't find any files in course section
Picture of Dosimbek Umarov Dosimbek Umarov
8 Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 7:03 PM
Automated Backups Fail If Include Users is Selected
Picture of Argun T Argun T
0 Sat, Jan 23, 2016, 2:29 AM
Course restore gives a 500 Internal server error.
Picture of Isaac Mrea Isaac Mrea
1 Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 2:03 AM
500 Internal Server Error on course restore (of a backup that worked a week ago!)
Picture of Tore Høgås Tore Høgås
7 Sun, May 20, 2012, 9:14 PM
Restore Fails Due to TempTable Issue
Picture of Joshua Bragg Joshua Bragg
16 Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 2:44 PM
Unable to backup
Picture of David Ha David Ha
68 Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 5:13 AM
Can files from a deleted course or assignment be restored from folder 'moodledata/trashdir'?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
0 Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 11:52 PM
Bulk User Action - Problem Downloading Users in Excel format
Picture of Proyectos Moodle Proyectos Moodle
0 Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 9:18 PM
Automated backups not working and not showing
Picture of Marius S Marius S
29 Tue, Nov 24, 2015, 6:10 PM
IMS CC not woking in backup
Picture of Scott Succow Scott Succow
2 Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 4:47 AM
"Error writing to database" during Course Restore
Picture of Chris Walsh Chris Walsh
17 Fri, Jun 14, 2013, 7:08 AM
Attempting Restore: error/tmp_backup_directory_not_found
Picture of Jason Touw Jason Touw
2 Wed, Jan 6, 2016, 11:52 PM
v3.0.1 - when backing up production server to standby server, new courses not showing
Picture of Jeff Richardson Jeff Richardson
5 Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 11:24 PM
Restore & Import After Uploading Private Backup File
Picture of Dale Siggerfjell Dale Siggerfjell
0 Wed, Dec 30, 2015, 9:37 PM
Restore curse
Picture of Geisomar Pinto Geisomar Pinto
1 Thu, Dec 24, 2015, 4:45 AM
Upload Courses feature & Repositories
Picture of Justin Almeida Justin Almeida
5 Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 5:54 AM
course back up fails
Picture of Sonja Sperber Sonja Sperber
1 Mon, Dec 21, 2015, 5:06 AM
Automatic backup is sending me endlessly messages to my email
Picture of Irith Herman Irith Herman
0 Sun, Dec 20, 2015, 3:45 AM
!!! error/error_zip_packing !!!
Picture of Pedro Ximenes Pedro Ximenes
12 Fri, Jan 30, 2015, 4:06 AM
Autobackup problem
Picture of Bob Gilmore Bob Gilmore
6 Tue, Dec 15, 2015, 9:19 AM
Automated course backups run time estimate?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
5 Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 10:51 PM
Automated backups working with no users, but NOT with users
Picture of Bernat Martinez Bernat Martinez
0 Mon, Dec 14, 2015, 3:29 PM
How to restore a moodle site without database backup
Picture of Mehdi Belhocine Mehdi Belhocine
23 Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 9:06 AM