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Courses can be restored from a backup made by Moodle.  Course backups are usually stored in the '''backupdata''' folder within the [[Files|course files]] folder. There is a link next to every course backup that says restore.  Each version of Moodle has its own slightly different process for restoring.  Generally speaking a backup may be restored several ways.  It can
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==Restoring a course backup==
*Copy over the data in any course, or
 
*Add the backup to any course, or 
 
*Create a new course that is a duplicate,
 
*Offers option to include student data and/or course files. 
 
  
The backup and restore process is a common way of moving or, copying specific courses from one Moodle to another. 
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To restore a course backup
 
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# Go to ''Settings > Course administration > Restore''
{{Moodle 1.6}}Version 1.6 and later offers more options in the backup and restore process. [[Backup restore]] has a more detailed description of the 1.6 process.  It is possible to backup and/or restore specific course resources and activities. For example, a teacher can backup the entire course, then restore only Lesson 1 with student data, Lesson 4 without student data and a forum with student data, to a new or existing course
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# Upload the backup file or choose a file in the course backup area or user private backup area and click Restore
 
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# Confirm - Check that everything is as required then click the Continue button
This selective restore process is similar to the [[Import course data|Import feature]] in the course administration block.
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# Destination - Choose whether the course should be restored as a new course or into an existing course then click the Continue button
 
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# Settings - Select activities, blocks, filters and possibly other items as required then click the Next button
==See also==
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# Schema - Select/deselect specific items and amend the course name, short name and start date if necessary then click the Next button
 
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# Review - Check that everything is as required, using the Previous button if necessary, then click the 'Perform restore' button
*[[Backup restore]]
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# Complete - Click the continue button
*[[Roll courses forward]] (in Moodle 1.7 onwards) how to repeat a course again
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[[Image:Course backup file areas 1.png]]
*[[Import course data]] or parts of your other courses (in Moodle 1.6 onwards)
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR9bsPBBWls Video showing how to restore a course backup file in Moodle]
 
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=90624 upload course & use?] forum discussion
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:27, 13 October 2011

Restoring a course backup

To restore a course backup

  1. Go to Settings > Course administration > Restore
  2. Upload the backup file or choose a file in the course backup area or user private backup area and click Restore
  3. Confirm - Check that everything is as required then click the Continue button
  4. Destination - Choose whether the course should be restored as a new course or into an existing course then click the Continue button
  5. Settings - Select activities, blocks, filters and possibly other items as required then click the Next button
  6. Schema - Select/deselect specific items and amend the course name, short name and start date if necessary then click the Next button
  7. Review - Check that everything is as required, using the Previous button if necessary, then click the 'Perform restore' button
  8. Complete - Click the continue button

Course backup file areas 1.png