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4.8. How do I backup my course shell content?

Steps to backup course content in moodle:

  1. Enter course you want to backup.
  2. Click the "backup" link in the administration block of the course.
  3. The default options should be fine; you may also select other options to include in the backup by clicking the check boxes.
  4. Click "Next" at the bottom of the page to continue.
  5. Select the course elements/activities that you want to backup by putting a check in the box next to the section.
  6. Click "Next" at the bottom of the page to continue.
  7. Review your backup selections, the default filename can be left as the default.
  8. Click "Perform backup" at the bottom of the page to start the backup process.
  9. When the progress bar reaches 100% the backup will be complete.
  10. Click "Continue" to proceed to the course backup page.
  11. Click the "Download" link next to your backup file to save the file to your local computer/device.
  12. Once you have downloaded your backup file you can remove the backup from your moodle storage area.


To remove a backup file from a course:

  1. Enter the course.
  2. Click the "restore" link in the administration block.
  3. Select "Manage backup files" button.
  4. Select the backup you want to delete.
  5. Click the "delete" button near the top of the popup window.
  6. Click "ok" to confirm you want to delete the file.
  7. Click "save changes" to complete the process.



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