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Course Creator can't restore a course
Picture of Melissa Benson Melissa Benson
3 Fri, Dec 5, 2014, 5:14 AM
Course restore fails on 2.9
Picture of mart van der niet mart van der niet
1 Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 5:08 PM
Error Backup Up Courses
Picture of Tim Martinez Tim Martinez
0 Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 1:05 AM
How to disable the skip courses which are unavailable and have not been changed in the certain time..
Picture of Andy An Andy An
0 Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 12:22 AM
Error Writing to Database - Duplicate entry
Picture of Ron Raney Ron Raney
6 Wed, Jun 24, 2015, 2:23 AM
Table "resource_old" doesn't exist
Picture of Visvanath Ratnaweera Visvanath Ratnaweera
9 Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 11:36 PM
Assignment Restore Error
Picture of Karl Zander Karl Zander
0 Tue, Jun 23, 2015, 2:18 AM
Restored course in archive - links still pointing to original course
Picture of Simon Heissler Simon Heissler
1 Mon, Jun 15, 2015, 10:34 PM
Cron jobs and restore
Picture of Barb Hall Barb Hall
1 Mon, Jun 15, 2015, 1:31 AM
Export Moodle report in csv file
Picture of Mehulkumar Parmar Mehulkumar Parmar
1 Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 8:28 AM
Table that stores the "Skipping unchanged course"
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
2 Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 3:38 PM
Moodle 2.x : Where are the .mbz files stored?
Picture of Joe Cape Joe Cape
31 Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 9:01 PM
The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.
Picture of Mike Carderelli Mike Carderelli
2 Fri, Jun 5, 2015, 12:38 AM
Automatic backups failing
Picture of David M David M
2 Mon, Jun 1, 2015, 5:49 PM
Backup Error. Error code: multiple_optigroup_duplicate_element
Picture of Erick Christian Erick Christian
4 Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 10:37 PM
Restore Failed - Error Writing to the Database
Picture of Angel Vander Steeg Angel Vander Steeg
12 Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 3:08 AM
error/error_question_answers_missing_in_db
Picture of mat artemenko mat artemenko
9 Fri, Oct 21, 2011, 10:32 AM
Backups fail due to "Maximum execution time" error
Picture of Rebecca O'Connell Rebecca O'Connell
11 Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 7:56 AM
Automatic Backups not working in all my courses
Picture of Mark Matsune Mark Matsune
7 Thu, Mar 26, 2015, 2:57 PM
Automated backup pending
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
7 Wed, May 27, 2015, 3:55 PM
Strange behavior with automatic backups (Moodle takes coffee break in middle of work?)
Picture of Lukáš Mižoch Lukáš Mižoch
5 Thu, Dec 26, 2013, 8:53 PM
backup automatically is not working with me
Picture of may aldaenee may aldaenee
3 Tue, May 26, 2015, 4:36 PM
Course restore hung on Moodle 2.9
Picture of David Ha David Ha
0 Sat, May 23, 2015, 4:16 AM
Reuse courses
Picture of Luís Rocha Graça Luís Rocha Graça
7 Sat, Mar 14, 2015, 11:27 PM
Trouble with manual backups
Picture of Chris Malanga Chris Malanga
4 Thu, May 14, 2015, 12:26 AM
2 Suggestions for Improving Feedback on Troubleshooting and Backups
Picture of Ken Task Ken Task
1 Tue, May 19, 2015, 11:55 PM
Re: hello backups
Picture of deb chitester deb chitester
17 Sat, May 16, 2015, 2:16 AM
Error Writing to Database
Picture of David Fish David Fish
0 Sat, May 16, 2015, 5:53 AM
Backup error on large courses
Picture of John Jackson John Jackson
3 Fri, May 15, 2015, 11:31 PM
Automatic Back Error but logs show OK status
Picture of Nyle Landas Nyle Landas
4 Thu, May 14, 2015, 2:57 AM
Reset course or restore as new course
Picture of Wolford Helpdesk Wolford Helpdesk
0 Thu, May 14, 2015, 11:21 PM
Help understanding "automated backup storage" vs. "Save to"
Picture of Glenn Pillsbury Glenn Pillsbury
8 Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 12:19 AM
Can't restore online site backup data in an offline server(LAMP)
Picture of khushbu jain khushbu jain
1 Fri, May 8, 2015, 2:28 PM
My Course Restore keeps hanging
Picture of Belinda Finlay Belinda Finlay
8 Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 12:06 PM
Course Restore in Moodle 2.5 Timing Out
Picture of Roger Eveland Roger Eveland
2 Fri, May 1, 2015, 10:44 PM
File references to external cotents includes in backup package, they won't work on other sites
Picture of Melissa Benson Melissa Benson
1 Wed, Apr 29, 2015, 10:28 PM
Backup disable due to own course format ...
Picture of Baptiste Lhoste Baptiste Lhoste
1 Tue, Apr 28, 2015, 5:04 PM
Backup/restore (version 2.6 to version 2.8), forum functionality missing.
Picture of Björn Daunfeldt Björn Daunfeldt
0 Fri, Apr 17, 2015, 3:39 PM
Delete all quiz attempts by cron job
Picture of Bente Olsen Bente Olsen
3 Tue, May 17, 2011, 8:53 PM
How to I bulk delete Automated backups
Picture of Richard Ackland Richard Ackland
61 Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 6:57 PM
Restore problem - course with more than 4500 files
Picture of ism rid ism rid
0 Wed, Apr 8, 2015, 8:28 PM
Backup and restore - course completion error
Picture of Peter Bowen Peter Bowen
1 Wed, Feb 11, 2015, 1:43 PM
Moodle 2.5.1: Backup Course "Internal Server" occures
Picture of Learn Student Learn Student
4 Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 7:27 AM
Importance of /temp and /trashdir folders content
Picture of Abdelghani Azzi Abdelghani Azzi
2 Sun, Feb 15, 2015, 6:51 PM
moodle 2.8.2 course restore from 2.5.1 backup Error
Picture of marc helfano marc helfano
28 Tue, Feb 3, 2015, 10:02 PM
Only one backup being kept
Picture of Tony Neath Tony Neath
5 Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 7:24 PM
Automated Course Backup Efficiency
Picture of Mark Underwood Mark Underwood
0 Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 9:16 PM
Can't upload restore files
Picture of Tiffany Morgan Tiffany Morgan
5 Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 1:10 AM
Upgrade from 2.6 to 2.8 Causes Broken Links and Can't Edit Activities
Picture of Rob Cole Rob Cole
10 Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 6:15 PM
How to delete automatic backups of deleted courses
Picture of Maxime Pelletier Maxime Pelletier
9 Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 11:22 PM
New backup format - Experimental setting
Picture of Paula Ardanza Paula Ardanza
5 Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 11:55 PM
Backups via Command Line - just sharing ...
Picture of Ken Task Ken Task
2 Fri, Mar 20, 2015, 2:18 AM
Unknown Context Mapping Error when restoring
Picture of Blair F. Blair F.
3 Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 3:35 AM
Backup stalls at "Confirmation and Review"
Picture of curt bixel curt bixel
25 Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 8:35 PM
Restoring Over Front page is not allowed
Picture of chandrasekhar Avula chandrasekhar Avula
1 Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 1:22 PM
Trying to restore user 'admin' from backup file will cause conflict
Picture of Peter Ruthven-Stuart Peter Ruthven-Stuart
39 Sat, Jan 30, 2010, 4:11 PM
Backup Large Course - work-around? ...
Picture of Ken Task Ken Task
11 Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 11:36 AM
Nightly full site backups
Picture of Dwight Hawley Dwight Hawley
9 Tue, Mar 17, 2015, 2:33 AM
In the FILES table, what is the DRAFT filearea?
Picture of Blair F. Blair F.
0 Thu, Mar 19, 2015, 5:21 AM
Can't restore courses - Moodle 2.7.2+
Picture of Mike Brinkman Mike Brinkman
6 Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 9:10 PM
Experiences with tgz backups - should it become default?
Picture of Eric Merrill Eric Merrill
6 Wed, Feb 25, 2015, 10:10 PM
invalidrestorefile error on course restore
Picture of Thomas College Thomas College
7 Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 5:12 AM
Help! all file links broken after restore
Picture of Carol Booth Carol Booth
6 Sat, Feb 21, 2015, 6:20 AM
Import course from other moodle site
Picture of Niels Frederickx Niels Frederickx
1 Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 5:42 PM
Backup throws "error/cannot_finish_ui_if_not_setting_ui"
Picture of Mayank Madhav Mayank Madhav
21 Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 1:41 PM
How can I skip certain courses when setting up Automated Course Backups?
Picture of Herlich Aguiluz Herlich Aguiluz
0 Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 4:04 AM
Moodle 2.7.2 Restore Error
Picture of Susannah Brown Susannah Brown
0 Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 9:28 PM
Coursepack restore problem
Picture of Ken Russell Ken Russell
4 Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 2:17 AM
Trying to restore user 'xxx' from backup file will cause conflict
Picture of Rene Ouellette Rene Ouellette
0 Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 2:28 AM
Softaculous backup
Picture of Russell Thomson Russell Thomson
1 Wed, Feb 18, 2015, 5:23 PM
Course back up error.
Picture of Stephen McDonald Stephen McDonald
2 Thu, Jan 22, 2015, 12:39 PM
Detailed Execution Logs not Showing
Picture of Sergio Mazzarelli Sergio Mazzarelli
5 Wed, Oct 1, 2014, 2:00 PM
Copying all grade items from one course to another (without grades, user data)
Picture of Matthew Caro Matthew Caro
3 Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 2:24 PM
local plugin backup, questions hook
Picture of Ray Morris Ray Morris
4 Sat, Feb 7, 2015, 6:56 AM
Restoring backup produces error/tmp_backup_directory_not_found
Picture of Edward Hewlett Edward Hewlett
12 Wed, Apr 27, 2011, 7:31 PM
Backup error messages
Picture of Joao Alves Joao Alves
2 Sat, Mar 16, 2013, 8:25 PM
Admin expandable menu
Picture of Xavier Foguet Xavier Foguet
3 Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 11:22 PM
backup email error versus logs
Picture of Tiffany Morgan Tiffany Morgan
0 Mon, Feb 2, 2015, 11:18 PM
2.7.1 Moving a course from one moodle site to another
Picture of Wendi Daniels Wendi Daniels
9 Fri, Nov 7, 2014, 1:10 PM
Restoring a large course - alternatives
Picture of Elena Sajno Elena Sajno
3 Sat, Jan 24, 2015, 2:57 AM
Is Moodle 2.3 able to backup /restore local plugin?
Picture of Justin Li Justin Li
2 Tue, Sep 25, 2012, 12:26 AM
1 course does not backup
Picture of Clive Gibson Clive Gibson
3 Sat, Jan 24, 2015, 9:36 AM
Course restore issue keeping old course name from backup
Picture of Bobby Siegfried Bobby Siegfried
1 Sat, Jan 17, 2015, 5:23 AM
Course backup settings affect the Site backup?
Picture of Woogon Chung Woogon Chung
0 Sat, Jan 24, 2015, 10:32 AM
Course restore error(Split from Only 1 item in the Activity Chooser)
Picture of James Easton James Easton
4 Fri, Jan 23, 2015, 7:52 PM
Unable to Download backup file from Moodle 2.1.1+
Picture of Melinda Waffle Melinda Waffle
12 Mon, Jan 30, 2012, 11:35 PM
moodledata/temp/backups - overloading server
Picture of Ben Hutchens Ben Hutchens
12 Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 5:59 PM
Message error: mod_fcgid: error reading data from FastCGI server
Picture of Adriana Gallen Adriana Gallen
0 Fri, Jan 16, 2015, 5:41 AM
Course restore is timing out [2.x to 2.7.3]
Picture of Scott Zuvich Scott Zuvich
2 Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 6:33 AM
Error during import of backup
Picture of Andreia Madeira Andreia Madeira
1 Wed, Jan 14, 2015, 7:23 AM
Error when Restoring
Picture of Dave Emsley Dave Emsley
10 Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 4:54 PM
Restore fails with question bank error
Picture of Richard Crawford Richard Crawford
0 Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 9:08 AM
Backup stopped for no reason
Picture of James Brown James Brown
3 Wed, Jan 7, 2015, 5:16 PM
Is there the quota setting for the 'User private backup area'?
Picture of Donna Hrynkiw Donna Hrynkiw
2 Tue, Jan 8, 2013, 4:01 AM
Backup omits the contents of long labels
Picture of Richard Jones Richard Jones
1 Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 7:37 PM
Course Backup errors--where to find them?
Picture of Ken Russell Ken Russell
3 Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 1:44 AM
Course Backup - What counts as modified?
Picture of Jon Fila Jon Fila
0 Tue, Dec 23, 2014, 10:44 PM
backup error message
Picture of Cheryl Massengale Cheryl Massengale
1 Sun, Dec 21, 2014, 5:28 AM
Too slow course backup
Picture of moodle learner moodle learner
1 Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 4:39 PM
Backup @WIN and restore @LINUX 2.6
Picture of Carlos Vazquez Carlos Vazquez
1 Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 7:33 AM