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Restoring data from a backup

From: Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Restoring data from a backup

Now that you've made a successful backup of your course, let's go ahead and look at how to restore a course. To do this, let's delete a file such as our course Syllabi that we added in an earlier movie. To do this, make sure Editing is turned -on and click on the X to the right of your Syllabus. It's going to ask us, Are you absolutely sure you want to delete this resource? We'll say yes. And the syllabi is now gone from our course. Let's go ahead and restore that from the backup that we've just made in the previous movie.

Restoring data from a backup

Now that you've made a successful backup of your course, let's go ahead and look at how to restore a course. To do this, let's delete a file such as our course Syllabi that we added in an earlier movie. To do this, make sure Editing is turned -on and click on the X to the right of your Syllabus. It's going to ask us, Are you absolutely sure you want to delete this resource? We'll say yes. And the syllabi is now gone from our course. Let's go ahead and restore that from the backup that we've just made in the previous movie.

To do this, simply go down to the Administration block and click on the Restore link. We can see the backup that we created, backup-biol432-20090414-1543. The last two sets of numbers are going to be different from your file than from mine as this is the unique identifier for the particular file that I made a backup for. Your backup should be listed here. We can then click the Restore button in the Actions column. We are told we're about to start a restore process with this file. We can then decide whether or not we want to continue. Go ahead and click the Yes button and the course restore from backup process begins to run.

We'll go ahead and scroll down to see all of the information that's being restored. We can then click the Continue button at the bottom. We're then taken to a page where we can control the specific information that we want to restore. The top dropdown menu of Restore 2, allows us to select whether or not we want these data to be restored at the current course and delete any existing data that is pre-existing before we restore or if we simply just want to add to the data that's currently in the course. In this case, we only want to add to the data so we are going to make sure we select Current course adding to data.

Then we can simply hit the None button, so that everything gets turned-off except for the item that we want to restore. So we'll scroll down the list until we find the Resources section. Check the box next to Syllabus and then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. We'll leave all the other settings as they are existing and we'll click the Continue button. We get a note saying that the course is ready to be restored that it can't take a long time depending on our connection to our server and the speed of our server and how much data we are going to be restoring. We'll go ahead and click the Restore this course now button. The process runs, and we are able to scroll to the bottom of the Review page and click the Continue button.

Now, when we return back to our course, our syllabus is posted again inside of our course. It's not in the same location as it was previously. So we'll simply use the Up and Down arrows next to the Syllabi which indicate the Move tool, and then click on the blank at the top of our listing of items, and the course syllabus has been restored back to our course from our course backup. This is just one way to restore a particular file inside of your course. In order to use this method though, you have to make sure you are making regular backups of your course on a periodic basis.

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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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