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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
Book Image

Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Moodle Administration
About the Author
About the Reviewer

System-Level Backups

System-level backups cannot be configured or executed from within Moodle. Instead, they will have to be set up on system (shell) level. If your system is hosted externally, there is a possibility that you will not have access to the system level, which will prevent you from performing this type of backup. That means it’s time to change to another host!

There are two types of system backups that are not mutually exclusive:

  • Moodle backups: They create an archive of Moodle, the course content, and the user data on shell level.

  • Snapshots: They create an image of the system, which is used if a system has to be recovered in its totality.

Moodle Backup

Moodle distinguishes between Moodle software and the data that is stored in it. The advantage of this separation becomes apparent when creating backups: A software backup is only required when an update has been installed, whereas the data has to be backed up more frequently.

Moodle Software

Backing up the Moodle software is straightforward...