Migration Plan

  • Plan as of August 2011
  • If possible, do an in-place upgrade.
    • Backup codes, files and database.
    • No individual course backups.
    • Try in-place upgrade.
      • Replace codes with those from courses12
      • Login as administrator
      • Go to notification and let Moodle handle upgrade.
    • If it fails, restore codes, files and databases from backups.
  • During September the plan is to upgrade the development server (http://moodle.cehd.tamu.edu) using the following procedures
    • Install updated version on new server
    • Mass backup of ALL courses on old server
    • Moodle Support Team restores ALL courses to new server
    • The old server is no longer accessible.
  • There were a few problems with this procedure last year. (2010)
    • Some of the backups were incomplete
    • Instructors said we missed some of their courses
    • We could not access the old server to see if this was true
    • We need for the old Moodle server (http://moodle11.cehd.tamu.edu) to stay intact until mid October. I will communicate with instructors and let them know they need to check their classes. This will give them enough time to get started in a new semester and to check the new development server.
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