Upgrade Bitnami LMS powered by Moodle(TM) LMS
It is strongly recommended that you create a backup before starting the update process. If you have important data, it is advisable that you create and try to restore a backup to ensure that everything works properly.
Upgrade Bitnami LMS powered by Moodle(TM) LMS following these steps:
Move your current Moodle LMS files:
$ sudo mv /bitnami/moodle /bitnami/moodle.backup
Download the new Moodle LMS version from the Moodle website. Do this by clicking the package download link on the Web page or using the command below with a direct download URL (the VERSION placeholder in the command refers to the Moodle LMS version number).
$ wget http://download.moodle.org/download.php/direct/stableVERSION/moodle-latest-VERSION.y.tgz
Create a new folder and uncompress the files:
$ sudo mkdir /bitnami/moodle $ sudo tar -xzvf moodle-latest-VERSION.tgz -C /bitnami/moodle --strip 1
Copy your previous configuration file and your modules or themes:
$ sudo cp -a /bitnami/moodle.backup/config.php /bitnami/moodle/ $ sudo cp -a /bitnami/moodle.backup/theme/MY_THEME /bitnami/moodle/theme/ $ sudo cp -a /bitnami/moodle.backup/mod/MY_MOD /bitnami/moodle/mod/
NOTE: Replace the MY_THEME and MY_MOD placeholders with the directory or path names for your downloaded and installed themes and modules (these are different from the ones shipped by Bitnami).
Configure file permissions as follows:
$ sudo chown daemon:daemon -LR /opt/bitnami/moodle $ sudo chmod -R g+rwX /opt/bitnami/moodle $ sudo chown root /opt/bitnami/moodle/config.php $ sudo chmod 640 /opt/bitnami/moodle/config.php
Execute the following commands to check that the file permissions were configured properly:
$ ls -la /opt/bitnami/moodle/ $ ls -la /opt/bitnami/moodle/blocks/
The output should reflect that the files and directories listed are owned by the daemon user and daemon group.
Navigate to the application from a browser and follow the steps to upgrade the database to the latest version.
NOTE: If you want to install modules or plugins from the Moodle administration panel, refer to the migration steps.