Moodle 2 “…it is a semi catastrophe…”
Today is the first time I’ve looked at the forums over in moodle-land in a couple of months and it seems not much has changed. Moodle 2 is still a disaster, or in the words of the very first post I read, a “semi catastrophe”. This was supposed to be the summer of upgrade to Moodle 2 after it being declared “stable” for a year new. Other than single user hobby sites, I doubt 1% of the real production sites out there have upgraded. Maybe Moodle 3.0, due to be released in 2020 will solve everyone’s problem ;-). For now, it looks like 1.9 will be around for a very long time….officially supported or not.
I am having major problems migrating courses, data and user information from 1.9.8 to 2.1. The main problems are
1. Most data is not available in the course area (moodledata)
– After clicking on a certain uploaded file in a course I get the message “This legacy resource type (file) was not yet migrated, sorry.”
Somehow the conversion of most of the path information for files is messed up in the database. There was a bug tracker about this and there have been lots of posts about it. Some say it’s an issue of the web host (php max_limit, etc.).
2. Another issue is that after migrating to moodle 2.1 courses which previously had two teachers now only have one.
Is there anyone who has successfully migrated a large (ie. hundreds of courses and thousands of users) moodle 1.9.x installation to 2.0 or 2.1?
I’m starting to think that it simply won’t work and that I should just start from scratch with moodle 2.1. For me it is a semi catastrophe that I can’t just migrate all my classes from moodle 1.9 to 2.1.