Difference between revisions of "Course backup"

Jump to: navigation, search
Line 2: Line 2:
 
  This page should explain what can be seen on the <u>moodlesite.com/backup/backup.php</u> page
 
  This page should explain what can be seen on the <u>moodlesite.com/backup/backup.php</u> page
 
  when backing up a course
 
  when backing up a course
 +
 +
''unfinished''
  
 
Generally, you will not have to worry about backup as the primary Moodle administrator has set a schedule of site wide backups. However, it is a best management practice to perform a course backup at regular intervals, and to store this backup locally on your computer. After clicking the Backup link you will see options for specific activities you wish to backup.
 
Generally, you will not have to worry about backup as the primary Moodle administrator has set a schedule of site wide backups. However, it is a best management practice to perform a course backup at regular intervals, and to store this backup locally on your computer. After clicking the Backup link you will see options for specific activities you wish to backup.
 +
 +
 +
Include all items, but select None from the Users: pull-down menu and No from the User Files: menu.
 +
 +
 +
Click on Continue. You will receive a notice that the backup will proceed without user data, along with the backup details showing the total number of items within each category/module to be backed up.
 +
Scroll to the bottom and click Continue. Your course materials will be backed up and you should eventually see a message stating "Backup completed successfully."
 +
Click on Continue.
 +
In the file list you are presented with, right-click (or control-click on a Macintosh) on the name of the file (eg., backup-bio-121-20050131-1354.zip) and choose Save link as... or Save Target As...
 +
Save the file to your computer's desktop or anywhere you can find it easily. Remember where you saved the file.
 +
Click the small check-box in front of the backup file name you created. From the With chosen files... pull-down menu, choose Delete completely.
 +
 +
 +
When asked to confirm whether you want to delete the backup file, click Yes.

Revision as of 21:56, 17 July 2005

Note for Contributors
This page should explain what can be seen on the moodlesite.com/backup/backup.php page
when backing up a course

unfinished

Generally, you will not have to worry about backup as the primary Moodle administrator has set a schedule of site wide backups. However, it is a best management practice to perform a course backup at regular intervals, and to store this backup locally on your computer. After clicking the Backup link you will see options for specific activities you wish to backup.


Include all items, but select None from the Users: pull-down menu and No from the User Files: menu.


Click on Continue. You will receive a notice that the backup will proceed without user data, along with the backup details showing the total number of items within each category/module to be backed up. Scroll to the bottom and click Continue. Your course materials will be backed up and you should eventually see a message stating "Backup completed successfully." Click on Continue. In the file list you are presented with, right-click (or control-click on a Macintosh) on the name of the file (eg., backup-bio-121-20050131-1354.zip) and choose Save link as... or Save Target As... Save the file to your computer's desktop or anywhere you can find it easily. Remember where you saved the file. Click the small check-box in front of the backup file name you created. From the With chosen files... pull-down menu, choose Delete completely.


When asked to confirm whether you want to delete the backup file, click Yes.