Administrator do's and don'ts
Don't use the files area in the main Moodle site course to restore course archives. You can destroy the front page very easily. You will be much better off to set up a special course just for that purpose!
- Why? How? --David Mudrak 09:43, 10 September 2008 (CDT)
- Accidentally restoring a faulty course archive to your main site course will break the whole site for everyone. Also -- by default, all users have access to the files in the main site course. If your course archive contains any confidential information, you're potentially exposing it to all site users. We have hidden test courses that we use to host the course archives we're going to restore. --Donna Hrynkiw 13:11, 17 November 2008 (CST)
For a much more complete set of Administrator's do's and don'ts, you may want to consider Beginning Administration FAQ.