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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 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
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==Restoring a course backup==
*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.  
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A course backup file (.mbz) may be restored from within any existing course for which you have permission. During the restore process, you will be given the option to restore as a new course or into an existing course.  
  
{{Moodle 1.6}}Version 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.
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{{MediaPlayer | url = https://youtu.be/s5bu8dTsl2w | desc = Overview of course restore. (Instructions are for MoodleCloud but also apply to other sites.)}}
  
This selective restore process is similar to the [[Import course data|Import feature]] in the course administration block.  
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# With the [[Boost theme]] click the gear menu and then 'Restore' Otherwise, go to ''Site administration > Front page settings > Restore'' (if you have front page permissions) or ''Administration > Course administration > Restore'' (if you have an empty course to restore into.)
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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
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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
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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
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# Review - Check that everything is as required, using the Previous button if necessary, then click the 'Perform restore' button
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# Complete - Click the continue button
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Notes:
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# '''New in 3.4:''' If you are restoring a course with user data (forum posts for example) then  the user data will keep the original dates, whereas the activities and sections will change according to the new course start time you set.
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# If your new course has fewer sections than the course you are restoring, the extra sections will appear as "orphaned activities". Increase the number of sections in the new course to make them visible.
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# If you are restoring a course from a different Moodle site and you obtain the error message "Trying to restore user (admin) from backup file will cause conflict", you can enable the setting 'Allow admin conflict resolution' in ''Site admin > Courses > Backups > General import defaults''
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# In Moodle 3.3.2 onwards, when restoring a course containing calendar events from activities e.g. assignment due dates, these events will appear in the calendar a short while after restoring the course. The events are added to the calendar via a cron task. Restoring multiple courses will result in queued tasks with a possible delay before events appear in the calendar. (See MDL-58906 for further details.)
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==Restoring from course and category management screens==
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Users with permission to access ''Site administration > Courses > Manage courses and categories'' or ''Site administration > Courses > Manage courses and categories > (Category name)'' can restore courses from here:
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{|
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| [[File:RestoreBoost.png|thumb|300px|Boost theme]]
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| [[File:courserestorecategory.png|thumb|300px|Non-Boost themes]]
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|}
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==General restore defaults==
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An administrator can set defaults and lock selected restore settings in 'General restore defaults' in the Site administration. If a setting is locked, then it can not be changed when restoring a course.
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Different defaults may be set for restoring and merging into another course and for restoring and deleting the course contents.
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==Course restore capabilities==
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:createuser|Create users on restore]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:configure|Configure restore options]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:restoreactivity|Restore activities]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:restorecourse|Restore courses]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:restoresection|Restore sections]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:restoretargethub|Restore from files targeted as hub]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:restoretargetimport|Restore from files targeted as import]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:rolldates|Roll activity configuration dates on restore]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:uploadfile|Upload files to backup areas]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:userinfo|Restore user data]]
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* [[Capabilities/moodle/restore:viewautomatedfilearea|Restore courses from automated backups]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
*[[Backup restore]]
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* [[Restoring file aliases]]
*[[Roll courses forward]] (in Moodle 1.7) how to repeat a course again
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* Administrators can use [http://moosh-online.com/commands/#course-restore MOOSH] to bulk backup and restore courses from CLI
*[[Import course data]] or parts of your other courses.  1.6 feature in Moodle
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR9bsPBBWls How to restore a course backup file in Moodle]
 
  
 
[[fr:Restauration]]
 
[[fr:Restauration]]
 
[[ja:リストア]]
 
[[ja:リストア]]
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[[de:Kurswiederherstellung]]

Latest revision as of 09:38, 31 January 2018

Restoring a course backup

A course backup file (.mbz) may be restored from within any existing course for which you have permission. During the restore process, you will be given the option to restore as a new course or into an existing course.

Overview of course restore. (Instructions are for MoodleCloud but also apply to other sites.)
  1. With the Boost theme click the gear menu and then 'Restore' Otherwise, go to Site administration > Front page settings > Restore (if you have front page permissions) or Administration > Course administration > Restore (if you have an empty course to restore into.)
  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

Notes:

  1. New in 3.4: If you are restoring a course with user data (forum posts for example) then the user data will keep the original dates, whereas the activities and sections will change according to the new course start time you set.
  2. If your new course has fewer sections than the course you are restoring, the extra sections will appear as "orphaned activities". Increase the number of sections in the new course to make them visible.
  3. If you are restoring a course from a different Moodle site and you obtain the error message "Trying to restore user (admin) from backup file will cause conflict", you can enable the setting 'Allow admin conflict resolution' in Site admin > Courses > Backups > General import defaults
  4. In Moodle 3.3.2 onwards, when restoring a course containing calendar events from activities e.g. assignment due dates, these events will appear in the calendar a short while after restoring the course. The events are added to the calendar via a cron task. Restoring multiple courses will result in queued tasks with a possible delay before events appear in the calendar. (See MDL-58906 for further details.)

Restoring from course and category management screens

Users with permission to access Site administration > Courses > Manage courses and categories or Site administration > Courses > Manage courses and categories > (Category name) can restore courses from here:

Boost theme
Non-Boost themes

General restore defaults

An administrator can set defaults and lock selected restore settings in 'General restore defaults' in the Site administration. If a setting is locked, then it can not be changed when restoring a course.

Different defaults may be set for restoring and merging into another course and for restoring and deleting the course contents.

Course restore capabilities

See also