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I an trying to find a clear cut path to migrating Moodle on a Mac server to a Windows Server 2008 R2 server.  I have followed the instructions on the Moodle Docs site for migrations but was not successful.  It broke the Windows install on the first attempt.  And also, on the Moodle Docs page, it does not specify if its the same platform that it is migrating to, which makes me think that it won't work with going from Mac to PC.  I'm new to this, so, that's why I'm thinking the way I am.  Does anyone have any prior experience with moving from Mac to PC, or have any documentation or resource that will guide me through this?  Any help would greatly be appreciated, as I have almost exhaused myself with info that has not worked.  Thanks in  advance.
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The best solution if possible is to run a WAMP package on the Windows Server as IIS and Moodle are not the best of working partners.

The Apache, MySQL, PHP bundle in WAMP will closely match the setup on your Mac and make migration easier.

I've tried CLEAN installations of Moodle in IIS are possible but migrating a pre-configured Moodle folder into IIS has been a nightmare for me too.
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Eoinosullivan,
Thanks for your insight on this.  It confirms that its just not me.  I'm debating whether I should go with your suggestion and run the WAMP package.  The currentl installation that I have(Mircosoft's Web Platform which includes IIS, Moodle, PHP, and MySQL) is working fine; the problem is migrating it.  I was interested in migrating to keep from having to recreate the courses, etc. manually.
If I were to use the WAMP package, would I have to dump my current clean install?  Thanks in advance.
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You can run WAMP and IIS on same computer if you set Apache to use a port other than 80 .. you might also want to change the port that MySQL runs on so that the 2 versions do not conflict.

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eoinosullivan,
I decided to just create another VM and do a fresh install of WAMP.  I've got WAMP 2.0i installed, and was just wondering what version of Moodle should I use and how should I install it on top of the WAMP Package?  Thanks in advance.
 
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You can use the latest Moodle .. 1.9.9 from here
http://download.moodle.org/
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