Website Migration Guides

A simple free resource for website migration

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HOW TO MIGRATE Moodle 3 TO A NEW HOST / SERVER

Steps in brief

  1. Turn on maintenance mode.
  2. Backup moodle database on the old server.
  3. Backup the moodle public folder.
  4. Backup the moodledata folder.
  5. Update the moodle config.php file with the new database details, $CFG->wwwroot and $CFG->dataroot.
  6. Upload the moodle files/folders to the new site.
  7. Log into the admin and make sure that it loads correctly.
  8. Run search and replace tool to update urls (if domain has changed).

moodle Detailed Guide

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