Migrate a Moodle Organization Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

Posted June 7th, 2017 at 7:27 pm.

First, log in to moodle.brynmawr.edu and click on the link under Moodle Site Request, so that LITS can make a site on the new Moodle server for you. You can give it the same name or a different one — your choice.

Second, create a backup file of the old site on the Moodle Archive server, if you haven’t already done so. If you do not need and records of user forum posts, submissions, or other user activity from the old course, follow the instructions under Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data) to create the backup file. If you do need these kinds of records, follow the instructions under Back Up a Moodle Site (with User Data).

One you have your new Moodle organization site and your backup file from the old site:

  1. Log into your new Moodle site.
  2. Go to the Administration block and click Restore.
  3. Under Import a backup file, click Choose a file … to browse for your backup file on your computer or drag and drop the backup file into the Upload window.
  4. Once you’ve selected the file, click Restore.
  5. On the Confirm page, scroll to the bottom and click Continue.
  6. On the Destination page, scroll down to Restore into this Course and click Continue.
  7. The next couple of pages allow you to select the elements in the backup file you want to restore. Everything is included by default, though you can un-check things you don’t need if you need to. Scroll to the bottom of each page and click Next.
  8. When you get to the Review page, scroll down to the bottom and click Perform restore.
  9. After the upload process is complete, click Continue to return to your main site page.
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