Automated course backup

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Automated course backup.

The backup configuration page enables you to configure automated backups and their schedule.


By default, course backups are saved in the course files directory. To save them elsewhere, the full path to the directory should be filled in.

The full syntax of a directory path depends on the operating system.

In Windows Systems use something like:

c:\program files\data\moodle
c:\documents and settings\moodle\temp\saved

In Unix Systems use something like:


Note that it's usually a good idea to make sure the directory already exists. Sometimes Moodle can create the directory when required but this is not always possible.

Finally, make sure the case is correct (upper vs lower) and never include a trailing slash.

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