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Creating a backup of a Moodle site

Site backup is going to be the primary page for backup instruction. Before we deleted and relink things to this page, we need to refocus.

There's also Backup and restore FAQ which might also need some overhaul or even merging with this page. --Frank Ralf 11:51, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
Good point. I will look at FAQ as a dummy and see if it is helpful and has lots of links. --chris collman 14:39, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

The "Creating a backup.." section is confusing to me. I think it needs a major rewrite. IMO I would like to continue clear separation in our language and documentation about the 3 parts to backup: sql, moodledata, moodle code. I will change the name of the "Data files" section.

I want to move the whole bit on the rsync tool to its own page for techies who want to and can use it. rsync is not the only tool of it's kind and if I am not mistaken is a Linux OS flavor tool and this subsection under "data" has commands which are dealing with sql.

My apologies in advance to people who know what they are talking about and for my ranting, but the language in this section is casual for non techies and ESL folks as a primary page :) --chris collman 16:12, 20 November 2010 (UTC)--chris collman 15:30, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Chris, I would also suggest moving the restore instructions to a separate page. --Frank Ralf 11:47, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
Hi Frank, thanks for edits and additions. I also had the same thought about "restore" but decided I would run down the backup stuff first and be link happy. --chris collman 14:39, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Restore

Hi Chris, I also changed Restore by removing the REDIRECT to Course restore --Frank Ralf 07:23, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Did not know that redirect existed. Do you think we should change that REDIRECT to a disambiguation page, with a links/notes where to go for a site and a course restore? Similar to Backup. I have not done a check links on all the pages we have worked on :) Good catch. --chris collman 18:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)


Moodledata backup

Why were the examples using rsync removed from the article. I thought they were very useful.

They weren't deleted. They were just moved to Tools_for_backing_up_server_files. Perhaps the link to that needs to be made clearer.--Tim Hunt 19:36, 23 November 2010 (UTC)