Backup and restore

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SCHEDULED Backup not working
Picture of joshy j joshy j
14 Wed, Dec 23, 2009, 5:43 PM
Error during - Common Cartridge Package Restore
Picture of Nilesh Shinde Nilesh Shinde
14 Fri, Feb 12, 2010, 4:34 PM
Backing up site to backup_sche_destination
Picture of Ros Lee Ros Lee
14 Mon, Aug 23, 2010, 5:37 PM
Online Moodle 1.9 to 2.0 course converter
Picture of Kristina Hoeppner Kristina Hoeppner
14 Wed, May 4, 2011, 6:04 AM
REALLY strange PHP error message???
Picture of Doug Moody Doug Moody
14 Wed, Sep 7, 2011, 4:21 AM
Some Confusion on Backup
Picture of Dennis Herrick Dennis Herrick
14 Sun, Sep 11, 2011, 3:18 AM
Migrate content from version 1.5.3+ to current: Crazy?
Picture of Mark Fox Mark Fox
14 Sat, Mar 3, 2012, 12:32 AM
Large backup failing to restore
Picture of Steve Lawrence Steve Lawrence
14 Tue, Mar 13, 2012, 7:47 PM
Automatic backup work once then stop working, why?
Picture of Emadof Tosen Emadof Tosen
14 Sun, Jul 1, 2012, 2:37 PM
Restoring/downloading files over 2GB
Picture of J Stringer J Stringer
14 Thu, Apr 18, 2013, 12:14 PM
Help ! I Delete course without backup !
Picture of Fakhrul Wan Fakhrul Wan
14 Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 9:03 AM
Student Activity Report all same date after Course Restore
Picture of Paul L Paul L
14 Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 3:29 AM
Restore fails
Picture of Bill Stone Bill Stone
14 Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 6:15 AM
error backing up courses - "setting_invalid_ui_label"
Picture of Drew Smith Drew Smith
14 Tue, Dec 20, 2016, 12:04 AM
Deploying database changes: dev --> test --> prod
Picture of Kev Berne Kev Berne
14 Fri, Aug 4, 2017, 5:51 AM
Back up unsuccessful - locked by dependencies
Picture of Leticia Dark-rose Leticia Dark-rose
14 Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 11:03 AM
How do you do your regular backups?
Picture of Gustav W Delius Gustav W Delius
13 Mon, Aug 25, 2003, 6:55 PM
Modify backup to allow selection of activities
Picture of Przemyslaw Stencel Przemyslaw Stencel
13 Tue, Dec 9, 2003, 5:02 PM
Ongoing problems moving courses between servers
Picture of Andy Diament Andy Diament
13 Mon, Jul 5, 2004, 6:39 PM
Where do the backups go?
Picture of N Hansen N Hansen
13 Sun, Jul 25, 2004, 1:59 AM
Help with restoring from a backup (SQL dump)
Picture of Christos Vasilikiotis Christos Vasilikiotis
13 Thu, Oct 14, 2004, 4:43 AM
Easy backup for moodle db (serversided)
Picture of Maik Riecken Maik Riecken
13 Thu, Sep 22, 2005, 5:45 AM
strange 1.7 course backup problem
Picture of Jenny Toller Jenny Toller
13 Sun, Dec 3, 2006, 6:46 AM
back-up woes
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
13 Tue, Jan 16, 2007, 4:45 AM
Backup Issues
Picture of Sean Owen Sean Owen
13 Sun, Feb 4, 2007, 1:13 AM
Backup Hangs at "Zipping backup"
Picture of Beau Sanders Beau Sanders
13 Thu, Jul 17, 2008, 9:28 PM
Transferring Courses
Picture of Marilyn J Rymniak Marilyn J Rymniak
13 Wed, Jul 22, 2009, 3:31 AM
how can I create backup for my module
Picture of rasha alkhulidi rasha alkhulidi
13 Tue, Jan 11, 2011, 2:23 PM
Import in Moodle 2.0 does not work!
Picture of Fatema Abou El Ela Fatema Abou El Ela
13 Tue, Jun 21, 2011, 10:13 PM
Strange Log Error Message on Backup with CRON
Picture of Doug Moody Doug Moody
13 Fri, Aug 26, 2011, 4:36 AM
Restoring/Moving huge course(3 gigs) from 1.9 to 2.2
Picture of Glenn Welker Glenn Welker
13 Fri, May 25, 2012, 1:21 AM
Restore Course User Data/Grades Missing
Picture of William Voyek William Voyek
13 Thu, Jul 11, 2013, 2:46 AM
Cannot restore courses to new 2.6 instance if they have quizzes
Picture of Emma Richardson Emma Richardson
13 Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 3:27 AM
Restore with only moodle, moodledata, \var\lib\mysql, and \etc\mysql
Picture of Eric Messick Eric Messick
13 Sat, Aug 22, 2015, 11:53 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 moodle database from a directory
Picture of Gabriel Mascarenhas Gabriel Mascarenhas
13 Sat, Mar 19, 2016, 2:47 AM
Resuming automated backup after failure
Picture of Naaman Fallouh Naaman Fallouh
13 Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 5:00 PM
Can not restore a course [error/setting_by_name_not_found]
Picture of Ahmad ElGazzaz Ahmad ElGazzaz
13 Wed, May 31, 2017, 2:03 PM
Backup overloads database
Picture of Rob Woof Rob Woof
13 Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 12:24 PM
recycling a course
Picture of Gustav W Delius Gustav W Delius
12 Mon, Mar 29, 2004, 5:15 AM
Restored course doesn't show images
Picture of Josep M. Fontana Josep M. Fontana
12 Wed, Nov 23, 2005, 5:26 PM
Automated backups don't include forums (but manual backups do!)
Picture of Brian Johnson Brian Johnson
12 Thu, Jun 29, 2006, 12:10 PM
rsync two moodle
Picture of chan leslie chan leslie
12 Fri, Jun 13, 2008, 8:39 PM
Backup Stripping HTML Angle Brackets in Course Files
Picture of Jason Cashel Jason Cashel
12 Thu, Sep 18, 2008, 9:40 AM
Backup fails at Zipping backup stage
Picture of Lauren Panton Lauren Panton
12 Sat, Jan 17, 2009, 1:17 AM
could not restore categories and questions
Picture of smrithi puli smrithi puli
12 Sat, Jan 24, 2009, 1:04 AM
After SQL import of full database, login failed
Picture of dna helix dna helix
12 Mon, Dec 14, 2009, 5:40 PM
Moodle 2.0 how to restore backup courses from the server or web
Picture of Hamed Al-Suhli Hamed Al-Suhli
12 Mon, Jul 5, 2010, 9:55 AM
Can not read file Backup problem
Picture of Rustam Gasanov Rustam Gasanov
12 Fri, Mar 18, 2011, 7:44 PM
mdl_backup_controllers table size
Picture of Richard Jones Richard Jones
12 Thu, Apr 7, 2011, 12:59 PM
Restoring backup produces error/tmp_backup_directory_not_found
Picture of Edward Hewlett Edward Hewlett
12 Wed, Apr 27, 2011, 7:31 PM
2.1 Backup - Error writing to database
Picture of Shawn Peters Shawn Peters
12 Fri, Jul 8, 2011, 6:10 AM
Restore Problem- M1.9.12 to M2.1.2
Picture of Ravi Vare Ravi Vare
12 Mon, Oct 10, 2011, 3:53 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
Automated backup is not working in Moodle 2.2
Picture of Emadof Tosen Emadof Tosen
12 Tue, Feb 14, 2012, 6:22 PM
I need cron help plz - disk space used up overnight
Picture of Ethan Z Ethan Z
12 Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 11:49 PM
Enormous course failing automated backups
Picture of Aaron Batty Aaron Batty
12 Sat, Jul 19, 2014, 10:04 AM
moodledata/temp/backups - overloading server
Picture of Ben Hutchens Ben Hutchens
12 Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 5:59 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_zip_packing !!!
Picture of Pedro Ximenes Pedro Ximenes
12 Fri, Jan 30, 2015, 4:06 AM
Rollover of material for new academic year
Picture of Marc Storey Marc Storey
12 Mon, Jun 29, 2015, 9:43 PM
Interesting backup and restore conundrum
Picture of Tammy Moore Tammy Moore
12 Tue, Jul 5, 2016, 12:48 AM
Bulk Archiving Courses
Picture of Sean Scott Sean Scott
12 Fri, Feb 16, 2018, 1:09 AM
Meaning of error message
Picture of Dawn Wright Dawn Wright
11 Wed, Jun 15, 2005, 10:53 PM
Course hangs on restore
Picture of Pamela Giles Pamela Giles
11 Fri, Jul 22, 2005, 4:22 PM
Another backup problem
Picture of Tim Allen Tim Allen
11 Wed, Dec 7, 2005, 6:05 AM
emergency backup situation - urgent help needed.
Picture of Lev Abramov Lev Abramov
11 Wed, Dec 14, 2005, 4:09 AM
Backup failed: Could not restore modules!
Picture of Josep M. Fontana Josep M. Fontana
11 Tue, May 16, 2006, 4:08 PM
Automated backup of course fails - backs up OK using course backup. Looking at logs, now what?
Picture of Deborah Van Horn Deborah Van Horn
11 Wed, Sep 6, 2006, 9:27 PM
Problems with backup... Courses too large?
Picture of Mike Carollo Mike Carollo
11 Fri, Oct 6, 2006, 1:06 AM
Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted
Picture of jake stone jake stone
11 Thu, May 3, 2007, 3:35 PM
Can't Backup or Restore
Picture of Russ Duehr Russ Duehr
11 Thu, Sep 6, 2007, 9:00 PM
Backup stops at Zipping Backup
Picture of smrithi puli smrithi puli
11 Mon, Feb 9, 2009, 1:42 PM
Unable to restore into existing course
Picture of Howard Miller Howard Miller
11 Tue, May 19, 2009, 10:08 PM
restore stops without error
Picture of Davood Rahimi Kinchaa Davood Rahimi Kinchaa
11 Sat, May 8, 2010, 6:31 PM
How to restore course file size greater than 80 MB
Picture of Monico Briseño Monico Briseño
11 Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 1:05 AM
Backup of large course (3.85GB)
Picture of Tim Dressel Tim Dressel
11 Tue, May 31, 2011, 8:05 AM
Restore not working in 2.1
Picture of Kristbjörg Olsen Kristbjörg Olsen
11 Tue, Jul 12, 2011, 9:39 PM
mysqldump breaks character encoding?
Picture of Visvanath Ratnaweera Visvanath Ratnaweera
11 Mon, Apr 16, 2012, 8:03 PM
'The Backup did not complete successfully'!!!
Picture of Graham Stone Graham Stone
11 Mon, Jul 9, 2012, 5:46 PM
Upgrade from 1.9 to 2.0+ need to find zip folder on Server
Picture of john o'connor john o'connor
11 Fri, Dec 21, 2012, 2:05 PM
Error 500 When Restoring 1.9 Course Backup in Moodle 2.4
Picture of Beau Sanders Beau Sanders
11 Thu, Dec 27, 2012, 3:23 AM
Issues with Restoring courses on Moodle 2.4
Picture of Brett Drinkwater Brett Drinkwater
11 Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 1:47 PM
Moodle 1.9 to 2.4 course restore w/ users
Picture of deepti pulavarthi deepti pulavarthi
11 Sat, May 25, 2013, 2:20 AM
Restoring Multiple Courses Simultaneously (multi-semester issue)
Picture of Amin Hannini Amin Hannini
11 Fri, Jun 21, 2013, 10:11 AM
Restored course has no grades on gradebook
Picture of Christos Savva Christos Savva
11 Mon, Jul 29, 2013, 9:26 PM
Backups fail due to "Maximum execution time" error
Picture of Rebecca O'Connell Rebecca O'Connell
11 Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 7:56 AM
Backup Large Course - work-around? ...
Picture of Ken Task Ken Task
11 Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 11:36 AM
2.9 course backup seems to stall
Picture of Ken Russell Ken Russell
11 Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 6:53 AM
No Backup Logs - Automated Backup Setup
Picture of Theo Yianni Theo Yianni
11 Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 11:08 PM
Upgrade from 1.9.3 to latest
Picture of P.- Kok P.- Kok
11 Sun, Feb 28, 2016, 3:26 PM
Greedy time consuming backups
Picture of Bente Olsen Bente Olsen
11 Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 8:26 PM
Restoring Course with Deleted Users
Picture of Tyler Bogdan Tyler Bogdan
11 Fri, May 26, 2017, 4:03 AM
Automated backup Faiing
Picture of Peter Goldsmith Peter Goldsmith
11 Thu, Feb 1, 2018, 5:51 PM
negative file size for course back up
Picture of Chris Nelson Chris Nelson
11 Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 5:16 AM
Config table does not contain version
Picture of Jordan Young Jordan Young
11 Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 9:39 PM
Is this a back up problem????
Picture of Jan Tucker Jan Tucker
10 Sun, Jun 5, 2005, 10:49 PM
Trying to move course to different domain
Picture of Timothy Abbott Timothy Abbott
10 Mon, Jul 4, 2005, 6:59 AM
Backup & Restore / Import Course Data - links not updated in 1.5.2+
Picture of Worth Bishop Worth Bishop
10 Thu, Jul 28, 2005, 5:25 AM
Why can't teachers restore backups on to courses they own?
Picture of Paolo Oprandi Paolo Oprandi
10 Fri, Jul 14, 2006, 12:24 AM