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The '''backup''' configuration page enables you to configure automated backups and their schedule.
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The '''backup''' configuration page enables you to configure automated course backups and their schedule.
  
==Schedule==
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Course backups are more expensive in terms of time and CPU usage. The recovery time to have your site running again is longer. Course backups are useful for obtaining "fresh" copies of courses to be re-used or distributed individually, however they should never be used as a primary backup system (unless your hosting doesn't allow the preferred site backups).
  
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.
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Site backups, as explained in [[Upgrading_Moodle#Backup_important_data|upgrading Moodle]], are recommended in order to have all data saved with the best confidence and the shorter recovery time.
 
 
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:
 
 
 
/usr/data/moodle
 
/home/moodle/tmp/saved
 
 
 
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.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 20:17, 4 January 2006

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

Course backups are more expensive in terms of time and CPU usage. The recovery time to have your site running again is longer. Course backups are useful for obtaining "fresh" copies of courses to be re-used or distributed individually, however they should never be used as a primary backup system (unless your hosting doesn't allow the preferred site backups).

Site backups, as explained in upgrading Moodle, are recommended in order to have all data saved with the best confidence and the shorter recovery time.

See also