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Unable to backup
Picture of David Ha David Ha
68 Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 5:13 AM
How to I bulk delete Automated backups
Picture of Richard Ackland Richard Ackland
61 Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 6:57 PM
accidentally lost my main site ...........
Picture of David McCall David McCall
53 Tue, Jan 31, 2012, 10:59 PM
Migrate a course from Blackboard to Moodle
Picture of Jeffrey Silverman Jeffrey Silverman
48 Fri, Aug 24, 2007, 1:27 AM
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
[3.5]Thousands of info_from_mbz_.... files
Picture of Richard van Iwaarden Richard van Iwaarden
38 Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 3:33 AM
MAJOR BACKUP ISSUE - Failure to complete backup of large courses
Picture of Rich Schumaker Rich Schumaker
37 Sat, Jan 6, 2007, 2:37 AM
Moodle temp/backup folder keeps consuming disk space
Picture of Hosein Naseri Hosein Naseri
37 Thu, Feb 1, 2018, 3:33 AM
Backup failed, how to diagnose problem?
Picture of Ken Russell Ken Russell
35 Fri, Apr 25, 2008, 12:46 AM
cannot_finish_ui_if_not_setting_ui
Picture of Perry Way Perry Way
35 Thu, Jan 3, 2019, 7:30 AM
error: Could not restore modules
Picture of Pauline McNamara Pauline McNamara
33 Wed, Feb 25, 2009, 11:16 PM
New courses not added to table mdl_backup_courses
Picture of Alain Raap Alain Raap
32 Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 5:13 PM
Moodle 2.x : Where are the .mbz files stored?
Picture of Joe Cape Joe Cape
31 Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 9:01 PM
And WHERE do the moodle backup files go?
Picture of Sherman Keene Sherman Keene
31 Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 8:22 AM
Automated backups not working and not showing
Picture of Marius S Marius S
29 Tue, Nov 24, 2015, 6:10 PM
Restoring a BlackBoard course
Picture of Randy Bonds Jr. Randy Bonds Jr.
28 Tue, Jun 7, 2005, 5:35 AM
Do we need an incremental backup, if so how best do we do it?
Picture of Colin Chambers Colin Chambers
28 Fri, Feb 1, 2008, 2:02 AM
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
Course Backup Problems Moodle 2.0
Picture of Brian Harvey Brian Harvey
26 Sat, Jan 15, 2011, 1:43 AM
Restore Problem "Required parameter (id) was missing"
Picture of Dexter Perkins Dexter Perkins
25 Tue, Jun 7, 2005, 11:25 PM
MOODLE offline CD-ROM course for use on ships in the Caribbean sea?
Picture of Stephan Becker Stephan Becker
25 Sun, Jun 4, 2006, 3:13 AM
Course Restore fails from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.2.3
Picture of Jamie Tinley Jamie Tinley
25 Sun, May 20, 2012, 3:29 PM
Backup stalls at "Confirmation and Review"
Picture of curt bixel curt bixel
25 Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 8:35 PM
Pls help understanding Restore debugging message
Picture of Mary Cooch Mary Cooch
24 Sun, Feb 10, 2013, 5:56 PM
Backup error within a course (courseid = 1)
Picture of Adrian Perez Rodriguez Adrian Perez Rodriguez
24 Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 2:50 PM
Unable to restore course - Stops at creating course modules
Picture of Reshma CB Reshma CB
23 Tue, Apr 21, 2009, 2:08 PM
Moodle 2.0 Backup not completing
Picture of Peter Evans Peter Evans
23 Wed, Dec 1, 2010, 11:52 PM
Restoring a course created in 1.9 into moodle 2.0
Picture of Lawrence Barbary Lawrence Barbary
23 Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 9:20 AM
VERY slow restore in V2.6
Picture of mart van der niet mart van der niet
23 Fri, Nov 29, 2013, 6:11 PM
How to restore a moodle site without database backup
Picture of Mehdi Belhocine Mehdi Belhocine
23 Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 9:06 AM
backup Error backup_fom.html
Picture of Leonhard Küllinger Leonhard Küllinger
22 Wed, Nov 17, 2004, 6:01 AM
Restore Stops
Picture of Anthony Ellul Anthony Ellul
22 Sat, Jun 14, 2008, 4:50 PM
How to restore large course backup of moodle 2.1 in to new course
Picture of nilesh k nilesh k
22 Wed, Jul 18, 2012, 7:50 PM
Back-Up File Too Large
Picture of josh love josh love
22 Thu, May 1, 2014, 12:16 AM
Blackboard Restore Interface
Picture of Ziba Scott Ziba Scott
21 Tue, Oct 19, 2004, 1:15 AM
Not able to backup course
Picture of Satish Talim Satish Talim
21 Fri, Jan 11, 2008, 7:05 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
Loss of backup in Moodle 2.1.1
Picture of Denny Whitford Denny Whitford
21 Fri, Nov 11, 2011, 1:24 AM
Programmatic backup and restore
Picture of Perry Way Perry Way
21 Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 5:47 AM
Backup fails
Picture of Jonathan Rider Jonathan Rider
21 Wed, May 4, 2016, 9:34 AM
backup progressbar not shown
Picture of Alain Raap Alain Raap
21 Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 10:33 PM
An error occurred deleting old backup data
Picture of Leonhard Küllinger Leonhard Küllinger
20 Tue, Mar 15, 2005, 7:41 PM
Can't do manual backup
Picture of John Hobson John Hobson
20 Tue, Feb 19, 2008, 10:27 PM
Unable to Import Course
Picture of Suzanne Faber Suzanne Faber
20 Sat, Jan 29, 2011, 3:55 AM
the story of the misteriously filling up hard disk
Picture of koen roggemans koen roggemans
20 Tue, Nov 29, 2011, 5:06 PM
recovery of accidentally deleted courses (v.2.2.6)
Picture of sue sugizaki sue sugizaki
20 Thu, Jan 3, 2013, 2:57 AM
Cron backup problem (cron.php?), Part II
Picture of Steven Day Steven Day
19 Sun, Aug 29, 2004, 10:36 AM
Absolute linking
Picture of Paolo Oprandi Paolo Oprandi
19 Mon, Jul 10, 2006, 9:18 PM
help with large backups
Picture of Doug Smith Doug Smith
19 Wed, May 11, 2011, 5:54 AM
restore 1.9 backups in 2.2 including user data
Picture of Klaus Steitz Klaus Steitz
19 Thu, Dec 15, 2011, 1:48 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
What Counts As "Modified" for Automatic Backups?
Picture of Natassia Stelmaszek Natassia Stelmaszek
19 Thu, Jan 4, 2018, 6:54 AM
An Error has occured
Picture of Beat Bürgi Beat Bürgi
18 Tue, Nov 25, 2003, 3:10 PM
Not all courses backing up
Picture of Peter Cameron Peter Cameron
18 Mon, Feb 14, 2005, 7:01 AM
HELP: Course Restore Fails
Picture of Clive Gould Clive Gould
18 Mon, Aug 17, 2009, 6:52 PM
Automatic Backup stopped working
Picture of Hartmut Scherer Hartmut Scherer
18 Sun, Aug 21, 2011, 1:53 PM
How Do I Clear an Unfinished Automated Backup?
Picture of Doug Moody Doug Moody
18 Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 8:47 PM
error/tmp_backup_directory_not_found
Picture of R Ali R Ali
18 Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 7:15 PM
msqldump from commandline
Picture of Bente Olsen Bente Olsen
18 Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 7:21 PM
restore backups fails with setting_by_name_not_found
Picture of Iván Yivoff Iván Yivoff
18 Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 12:21 AM
Restore eating < and > from HTML tags?
Picture of Stephen Edwards Stephen Edwards
17 Sat, Jan 15, 2005, 3:48 AM
Backup don't finish the job...
Picture of Éric Bugnet Éric Bugnet
17 Thu, Feb 10, 2005, 4:54 PM
Backup and restore nightmare
Picture of Daphne Gonzalvez Daphne Gonzalvez
17 Tue, Feb 12, 2008, 3:06 PM
Critical failure: Cannot restore course and all backup files lost in restore area
Picture of John Reese John Reese
17 Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 8:24 AM
"Error writing to database" during Course Restore
Picture of Chris Walsh Chris Walsh
17 Fri, Jun 14, 2013, 7:08 AM
Restoring course timed out in Moodle 2.5
Picture of David Ha David Ha
17 Thu, Jul 11, 2013, 2:37 AM
Re: hello backups
Picture of deb chitester deb chitester
17 Sat, May 16, 2015, 2:16 AM
Automated Course Backups Failing Randomly
Picture of Joshua Bragg Joshua Bragg
17 Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 8:22 PM
Course restore to localhost hangs
Picture of Doug Smith Doug Smith
17 Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 9:30 PM
Restore doesn't finish the job
Picture of Markus Knierim Markus Knierim
16 Fri, Sep 12, 2003, 4:38 AM
Backup eats storage space (duplicate temp folders)
Picture of Andy Hawkins Andy Hawkins
16 Tue, Sep 14, 2004, 3:31 AM
Taking a closer look at "Import course data"
Picture of Scott Krajewski Scott Krajewski
16 Thu, Jan 5, 2006, 6:36 AM
Does Anybody Know How to Break that 3000 Second Barrier?
Picture of Erlyn Baack Erlyn Baack
16 Sat, Mar 18, 2006, 3:18 AM
Moodle 1.9 Import Blackboard
Picture of David M David M
16 Thu, Mar 13, 2008, 5:32 AM
Restore creates links to "ghost pages"
Picture of ben reynolds ben reynolds
16 Mon, Sep 29, 2008, 12:37 AM
Teachers can no longer import data in course
Picture of Richard van Iwaarden Richard van Iwaarden
16 Mon, Jul 12, 2010, 9:18 PM
Where is the Moodle 2.0 "Course Backup Filearea"?
Picture of Daniel Zimmerman Daniel Zimmerman
16 Sat, Jan 29, 2011, 3:15 AM
How to delete automated course backup files moodle 2
Picture of Susana L. Susana L.
16 Mon, Mar 12, 2012, 11:11 PM
automated backup erorr / cron setup
Picture of Michael Rodgers Michael Rodgers
16 Fri, Dec 21, 2012, 6:45 AM
Backup error opening file for 2.3.3
Picture of James Klaas James Klaas
16 Tue, Apr 23, 2013, 10:24 PM
Various problems with backup
Picture of Barb Hall Barb Hall
16 Fri, May 3, 2013, 9:06 PM
Restore Fails Due to TempTable Issue
Picture of Joshua Bragg Joshua Bragg
16 Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 2:44 PM
Exception: cannot_create_backup_temp_dir
Picture of Naaman Fallouh Naaman Fallouh
16 Sun, Jul 3, 2016, 6:28 PM
copy a course
Picture of Ani Dodiedo Ani Dodiedo
15 Thu, Apr 29, 2004, 10:24 PM
Error in Backup Error Email?
Picture of Tim Allen Tim Allen
15 Fri, Oct 8, 2004, 1:44 AM
Interesting Backup Problem
Picture of David Mark Weiss David Mark Weiss
15 Sat, Jul 25, 2009, 12:26 AM
Moddle2RC1 Restore stops on comfirm page
Picture of Peter Fodrek Peter Fodrek
15 Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 4:02 PM
Backup Issues
Picture of Stephen Martin Stephen Martin
15 Sat, Jan 15, 2011, 12:41 AM
The horror of taking a custom Windows based WAMP stack on 1.9.3 to 1.9.16 -_-
Picture of Aaron Hockett Aaron Hockett
15 Tue, Feb 14, 2012, 7:47 AM
Undelete or recycler for all deleted items?
Picture of Matt Jenner Matt Jenner
15 Tue, Dec 11, 2012, 8:23 PM
Backups fail: 500 Internal Server Error... Help!
Picture of Peter Halverson Peter Halverson
15 Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 6:09 AM
Moodle 2.7.1 - Restore Issue with Large/Medium MBZ files
Picture of Maia Haeata Maia Haeata
15 Tue, Oct 21, 2014, 7:32 AM
HELP: Backup an unreleated course is restoring previous activities in other courses!
Picture of Andrew Normore Andrew Normore
15 Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 9:45 PM
Restore problem ?
Picture of Philip Percival Philip Percival
14 Fri, May 7, 2004, 12:31 AM
how Moodle makes backup?
Picture of Karla Juliane Karla Juliane
14 Mon, Nov 22, 2004, 9:37 PM
Course Backup - Nothing shown on page
Picture of Matt Hladun Matt Hladun
14 Fri, Aug 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
Restore removes titles from all activities and resources
Picture of Jay Pfaffman Jay Pfaffman
14 Fri, May 4, 2007, 9:28 AM
Reduce Reducance of "Same" Course Files and Reduce size of Media Rich Course
Picture of Ken Gibson Ken Gibson
14 Tue, Dec 30, 2008, 10:23 AM
Restore problem. ID don´t change on resource or image links
Picture of Daniel Costa Daniel Costa
14 Mon, Apr 6, 2009, 4:59 PM
SCHEDULED Backup not working
Picture of joshy j joshy j
14 Wed, Dec 23, 2009, 5:43 PM