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File System Repository – for Larger Files

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The File System Repository allows you to upload larger files into Moodle using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). This is particularly helpful when restoring large course backups that time-out or produce errors in the user interface.

To set up a file system repository, you need to have access to your SFTP folders. If you do not, submit a support ticket and an application specialist will provide you with your login credentials.

Create a repository location in SFTP

Login to SFTP and right-click on the repository folder to create a directory within the folder. Give the directory a meaningful name. In the image below, the repository is named “File system repository.”



If you do not see a repository folder, you need to create that directory folder first. Right-click and choose “Create new directory” and name the directory repository using only lowercase letters.





Configure the file system repository in your site.

Site Administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage Repositories > File System > Enabled and Visible. Select both check boxes to allow administrators to create new instances and select Save.

Site Administration > Plugins > Repositories > File System > Create a repository instance.



Enter a meaningful name for the repository and verify that the correct directory appears in the drop down menu. Select Allow relative files and select Save.