LMS Disaster Recovery explained with Moodle

Moodle Security

February 8, 2018

Moodle v3.4 has been released on Nov 13 .2017 with the latest and updated features. The newly introduced “boost” theme in Moodle has given a new user interface to the Moodle websites. Moodle is coming up with new features in every six months, so it becomes essential for users to update their Moodle site to the latest version. In order to do so, site backup activity must be performed to prevent any inconsequence. Moodle came up with the disaster recovery feature in the older version Moodle v2.4, which helped users to take the site back up in any tragic situations.

Looking into the disaster recovery impacts, it is essential to get Moodle site backups. Restore points for the website are as follows:

a) Moodledata folder – This directory is the location of files that are uploaded or created by the Moodle interface. Default name: “moodledata”. Other names: data files, Moodle files, data directory, upload data.

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b) Moodle code – path of the Moodle codes must be back-up

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c) Course backup – For admin, automatic course backup setting must be enabled and constantly backups should be copied to safer places other than web servers on a weekly or monthly basis. Courses backup must be done by teachers too regularly to their storage devices or any data centers.

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For making the backup of your website files, you will need permission to copy the folder to another off-site location. A program is required to perform the file transfer like CyberDuck or FileZilla, which are freeware FTP program comes up with the drag and drop options for backup.

To know more about LMS consultation in disaster recovery, follow this link  – https://www.3esofttech.com/lms-consulting-services/

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