Backup and Restore
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Moodle gives you a backup tool to create a course archive that can be saved to your computer. These course archives can be used to reuse the materials and organizational layout of a course into a new course. To create a backup of a course, follow these steps:
Backing Up a Course
Restoring a Course
To restore a previous course you must first have followed the steps above in the Backing Up a Course section of this tutorial. Follow these steps to restore a course backup into a blank course site:
NOTE: The restore process will take approximately 15 minutes. During this period you will not be able to use Moodle. Please plan your time accordingly before following these steps to restore your course into another Moodle course site.
NOTE: Be sure to increase the number of module topics in your destination course before proceeding. The number of module topics of the course backup must match the number of module topics in the destination course (see below for step by step instructions).
- Log into Moodle and access the destination course you wish to restore your course materials.
- Click on Restore under the Administration panel. The Backup Files folder comes up.
- Click on the Upload a file button.
- Click on Browse.
- Find the backup file on your computer saved on your desktop, select it and then press Open.
- Click on Upload this file.
- Now click on Restore next to the backup file you wish to use. Make sure that the file size is under 100MB; if it is not, please contact FCPE.
- Click on Yes at the next page.
- Scroll down and click Continue.
NOTE: THIS PAGE CAN TAKE APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES TO LOAD. DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE DO NOT HIT THE ‘BACK’ BUTTON ON YOUR WEB BROWSER.
- On the next page you can choose whether to restore all files, or individually select the desired course items/activities.
- Next to the Restore to drop-down menu select Existing course, deleting it first. WARNING: Only chose this option if the course does not have materials in it; if the course does have existing materials, then chose Existing course, adding data to it.
- Scroll down at the bottom of the page and click on Continue.
- Click on Restore this course now!button.
- Scroll down and click on Continue. The next page will take you to the restored course with all your course materials.
Changing the Number of Modules