Transferring a course to the new moodle server

Transferring a course to the new moodle server is a straightforward process: create a backup of the course you want to move, download the backup file, and restore it on the new server.  This post details each step.

Create a backup

Enter your course on moodleprior.trincoll.edu  (moodleprior is the old moodle server, still full of courses and content).  In the administration block, click on Backup.

This will bring up the backup settings.  You will need to uncheck the box next to “Include enrolled users” in order to create a fresh course on the new server.

After you uncheck the Include enrolled users box several other settings will update.  These default settings will be correct for most users.  Click

This will take you to the schema settings.  These default settings will also be correct for most users, click again.  This will take you to the confirmation page.  Scroll to the bottom and click 

This will lead to the complete screen.  Click Continue.

 

The will take you to the Restore course area.  Under the Course backup area, click the link to Download the backup you just created.  Save the file someplace easy for you to locate.

 

Restore on the new server

Log on to the new server, moodle.trincoll.edu, and enter your course.  In the administration block, click on Restore.

 

Click Choose a file… and select the backup the file you downloaded (or drag and drop).

When your file has uploaded, click Restore.

 

This will take you to the Confirm screen, which will display details and settings.   Again the default will be best for most purposes.  Scroll to the bottom and click the Continue button.

In the Destination screen, scroll down to Restore into this course. Select whether you would like to Merge or Delete, then click Continue.

 

Again the default will be correct for most users.  Click

The Schema default will also be correct for most users.  Scroll down and click .  The Review screen will appear, showing your selections.  Scroll down and click

 

You are now complete!

Continue to your course.

lphelan

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