How to Transfer a Dedicated Server to Another Server in Palworld
If you’re planning to move from one dedicated PalWorld server to another, it’s essential to collect all the necessary files and settings from your current server. This will ensure a smooth transition and prevent any data loss or configuration issues. Here’s how to gather what you need:
Server Configuration File
The server configuration file contains all the customized settings for your server, such as gameplay mechanics and rules. To find it:
- On Windows: Go to steamapps\common\PalServer\Pal\Saved\Config\WindowsServer and copy PalWorldSettings.ini
- On Linux: Go to steamapps/common/PalServer/Pal/Saved/Config/LinuxServer and copy PalWorldSettings.ini
Store a backup of this file on your computer to preserve your custom settings.
The world save has all structures, items, and progress from your server. To find it:
- Go to steamapps\common\PalServer\Pal\Saved\SaveGames\0\
- Copy the folder with a long string of letters/numbers (eg. 77E83DCD469E35E41315FFAC2F27E7C6). This is your world data.
Saving this ensures all server progress carries over when you transfer.
By gathering your current server’s files and settings ahead of time, you’ll make switching dedicated servers much easier. Don’t forget to grab both the PalWorldSettings.ini configuration file and world save folder.
Next we’ll cover how to set up your new server and transfer these files.
Why and How to Transfer a Dedicated Server in PalWorld
Moving from one dedicated server to another can be a daunting task, but with the right steps, it can be a smooth transition. In this guide, we will walk you through the key steps for preparing your new server, copying/uploading your save file and settings, and finally running your new server.
Preparing Your New Dedicated Server
Before transferring your world, you need to set up the new dedicated server. This will generate a fresh save file and default settings. Once the initial setup is complete, stop or shut down the new server.
Copying and Uploading Save Files
Next, transfer your old save file and server settings to the new dedicated server. The exact upload method will depend on what’s supported (FTP, SFTP, etc.) – check with your server hosting provider if unsure. After uploading the server settings file, determine if the new server runs on Linux or Windows.
For Linux servers, place the PalWorldSettings.ini file here:
For Windows servers, place the file in this directory instead:
Overwrite any existing files in the destination directory.
Uploading the Save File
With your settings transferred over, upload the actual save file. Navigate to this folder on the new server:
Place your old save file here to carry over your existing world progress.
Modifying the GameUserSettings.ini
As a final step, edit the GameUserSettings.ini configuration file. The location depends on whether it’s a Linux or Windows dedicated server.
For Linux servers:
For Windows servers:
Open the file and update the “DedicatedServerName=” value to match the folder name of your uploaded save file (typically a long string of characters). For example:
Save your changes.
Launching the New Dedicated Server
With everything migrated over, go ahead and launch your new dedicated server! Connect to it and you should now be able to pick up right where you left off. By following these key steps for preparing, uploading, and configuring, changing dedicated servers doesn’t have to interrupt your PalWorld adventures!
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