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Moodle 3 Administration - Third Edition by Alex Büchner

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Site-level backups

So far, we have covered how to backup a single course. The site-level backup performs the same operation for every course in the system, including hidden courses and the front page, which is also a course (the name of the front page backup uses the name of the site).

Backup settings

To schedule site backups, go to Courses | Backups | Automated backup setup. You will see a number of settings:

Setting

Description

Active

Turns automatic backups on and off (default). Make sure that your backup is activated! You can further set the backup mode to Manual, which allows its execution via the CLI (refer to the command after this table).

Schedule

Specify the days of the week on which the backup has to run.

Execute at

Specify ...

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