Cpanel Moodle migration to Bitnami moodle stack

Date Posted: 17-09-2018

Cpanel Moodle :

  1. Take backup of moodledata and moodle files at cpanel server
  2. Take database dump of moodle instance using phpmyadmin or commandline
  3. Transfer files to new server

Bitnami Moodle Stack Server:

You can start generating backups for existing account at new server.

Backup Existing Data

Copy the following directories:-



Stop Bitnami Service

sudo /opt/bitnami/ stop

Rename the current folder

sudo mv /opt/bitnami /opt/bitnami.backup

Copy And Restore Data

Login to new server via SSH

Stop Apache:

sudo /opt/bitnami/ stop apache

Delete the Moodle and Moodle data folder of this new instance:

rm -rf /opt/bitnami/apps/moodle/htdocs/

rm -rf /opt/bitnami/apps/moodle/moodledata

Restore the database to this server

mysql -u root -p db_name < db_name.sql

Now restore the Moodle (/opt/bitnami/apps/moodle/htdocs/) and Moodle data (/opt/bitnami/apps/moodle/moodledata*) folder from the old installation into the new instance.

Start apache:

sudo /opt/bitnami/ start apache

Your moodle migration is done !!!


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