Before updating your version of Moodle, make sure that the server requirements are met on your MoodleBox. To do this, log in to Moodle, visit Site Administration > Server > Environment, click on Update component, then check that no line says Check in red.
Warnings site not https and php not 64 bits are not a problem and can be ignored.
To update Moodle, perform the following operations, using the command line.
Update to a minor version
To update to the next minor version of Moodle (3.9.1, 3.9.2, etc.), type the following commands in the terminal:1
cd /var/www/moodle/ sudo -u moodlebox -g www-data git pull
Update to a major version
To update to the next major version of Moodle (4.0, 4.1, etc.), type the commands above, then the additional following commands:
sudo -u moodlebox -g www-data git config remote.origin.fetch "+refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*" sudo -u moodlebox -g www-data git fetch origin sudo -u moodlebox -g www-data git checkout MOODLE_40_STABLE
If you have a MoodleBox version 2.5.0 and earlier, use
sudo -u www-data git ... instead of
sudo -u moodlebox -g www-data git ... in the all the commands above.
In order to allow a simplified update of Moodle, its installation was done using Git. ↩︎