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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#Re-using courses and activities|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p><p class="note">'''Note:''' Course backup and restore has been completely rewritten for Moodle 2.0. See [[Backup 2.0]] for details.</p>
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==Restoring a course backup==
  
 
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To restore a course backup
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 restore link next to every course backup
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# Go to ''Settings > Course administration > Restore''
 
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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
The backup and restore process is a common way of moving or, copying specific courses from one Moodle to another.
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# Confirm - Check that everything is as required then click the Continue button
 
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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
==Restoring a course==
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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
[[Image:Course_restore_s1.jpg|thumb|The backupdata folder]][[Image:Course_restore_s1b.jpg|thumb|Restoring a course - page 1]][[Image:Course_restore_s2.jpg|thumb|Restoring a course - page 2]][[Image:Course_restore_s3.jpg|thumb|Restoring a course - page 3]]
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# Review - Check that everything is as required, using the Previous button if necessary, then click the 'Perform restore' button  
To restore a course from a backup file:
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# Complete - Click the continue button
 
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[[Image:Course backup file areas 1.png]]
#Either upload a backup zip file to your course files area or click Restore in the [[Course administration block]] to access the backupdata folder.
 
#Click the Restore link opposite the file you want to restore.
 
#On the next page, click Yes to the question "Do you want to continue?" to start the restore process.
 
#Click the Continue button at the bottom of the next page, listing details of the backup.
 
#On the next page, select whether you want to restore to the existing course, adding data to it or deleting it first. If you have permission to restore to a new course, the restore page will contain additional options for setting the new course category, short name, full name, and start date.
 
#Choose which activities you want to restore and whether to include user data (option only available for users with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:userinfo|moodle/restore:userinfo]]).
 
#Select course users if you are including user data (option only available for users with the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:userinfo|moodle/restore:userinfo]]).
 
#Select appropriate role mappings. The options depend upon the roles you are allowed to assign. By default, teachers are only allowed to assign the roles of non-editing teacher, student, and guest.
 
#Click the Continue button.
 
#On the next page, click the "Restore this course now!" button.
 
#On the next page, the progress of the restore is displayed with a report if it was successful. Click the Continue button.
 
 
 
Restoring a course from a back-up file saved on a local computer:
 
In case you are restoring a course to a new site, please remember to check the course category after restoration. Courses get restored in the default category and you might have to manually move it to the correct category.
 
 
 
==See also==
 
 
 
*[[Course backup]]
 
[[Category:Backup]]
 
  
 
[[fr:Restauration]]
 
[[fr:Restauration]]

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