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  1. Moodle Community Sites
  2. MDLSITE-5140

Moodle backup is actually a tar.gz since 2.9

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Component/s: docs.moodle.org
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      Some days ago, while helping in the Italian Community I've realized that https://docs.moodle.org/33/en/Backup_and_restore_FAQ#How_can_I_extract_original_files_from_a_Moodle_backup_file.3F could still work but it is not technically correct, strictly speaking: the mbz file is a tar.gz compressed archive and not a zip archive (since 2.9, -MDL-49298, and experimental since 2.6, --MDL-41838-).

      Is it a missing or a choice, e.g. to discourage the hacking of a Moodle backup file?

      See the details provided yesterday in https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=352706#p1426016: it could be written better e.g. to use the z option, there it was done to help the reader to understand the "internals" of a tar.gz archive.

       

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                Reporter:
                matteo Matteo Scaramuccia
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                Helen Foster
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