Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.1. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: Course restore.
Template:Course admin Courses can be restored from a backup made by Moodle. Course backups are usually stored in the backupdata folder within the 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
- 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.
Template:Moodle 1.6Version 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.
This selective restore process is similar to the Import feature in the course administration block.
- Backup restore
- Roll courses forward (in Moodle 1.7 onwards) how to repeat a course again
- Import course data or parts of your other courses (in Moodle 1.6 onwards)
- Video showing how to restore a course backup file in Moodle
- Using Moodle upload course & use? forum discussion