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Moodle 2.8, 3.0: Backup Content or a Course Site

Applies to: Moodle 2.6, 2.8 and 3.0

A Moodle course site can be saved with some or all of its parts by using the course backup. An instructor or designer can create a backup or download an existing backup for safekeeping, or for use on another Moodle site.

Backing up an entire course site, including student data

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Find the Administration block:
    1. Click Backup.
  3. Scroll down and click Jump to final step. A Perform Backup progress bar will display.
  4. Click Continue when you see that the backup file was successfully created. Moodle will display a page with a variety of options related to course backups.
  5. Download the backup file to your hard drive.
    1. Scroll down to the Course backup area.
    2. Find the backup file you just created.
    3. Click Download to copy the backup file to your hard drive.
      Course backup area with Download link highlighted.
  6. To rename or delete backup files, click Manage backup files.
  7. When you are done, return to your course homepage.

Backing up a course site without student data

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Find the Administration block:
    1. Click Backup.
  3. Under Backup settings, uncheck Include enrolled users. Uncheck any other items you don’t wish to include.
  4. Scroll down and click Next.
  5. Uncheck any items or sections you don’t wish to include in the backup.
  6. Scroll down and click Next.
  7. Scroll down and click Perform backup. A Perform Backup progress bar will display.
  8. Click Continue when you see that the backup file was successfully created. Moodle will display a page with a variety of options related to course backups.
  9. Download the backup file to your hard drive.
    1. Scroll down to the Course backup area.
    2. Find the backup file you just created.
    3. Click Download to copy the backup file to your hard drive.
  10. When you are done, return to your course homepage.

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KB0016108