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    I'm still wondering about this.

    I'm trying to change a server and it's not working.

    I stop the server, wait 15 minutes.

    Delete old files, copy the new files, wait 15 minutes.

    Restart the server, and it's using the old files.

    How long do I have to wait? Is there any trick I'm missing? I'm literally wasting hours with all the waiting trying this repeatedly.

    Is there a secret to uploading new files to the server?

    I shut it down, wait 15 minutes, delete everything in SavedArks and upload new files, wait 15 minutes and restart.

    Tried this 4 times now, every time I get the old server. Tried it waiting half an hour the last attempt.

    How can I force Nitrado to update the files I'm uploading?

    Is there any way to modify the long sync times? They are very unreliable for me, both for backing up and trying to restore. Makes for a frustrating experience.

    The gz file does not include all the files.

    Files like "Genesis_01.12.2020_16.45.11.ark.gz" only contain the Genesis map, they do not contain the player profiles or tribe data.

    Are the full archives stored elsewhere?

    My problem is concern that using FTP to make backups will give me backups in an inconstant state with files delayed an unknown amount of time. The main map file being 8 hours out of date shows me that not all files are updated in that 15 minute window.

    Thanks, I'm aware of FTP access but it would be nice to be able to download the older backups that Nitrado made. Those have all the files properly synced up, plus a nice history.

    The problem with backing up via FTP access is the files shown in FTP are only older copies of the actual server files. I can't make a current backup with FTP without shutting down the server and waiting 10-15 minutes for the files to get copied over and correctly synced.

    As an example, the FTP access to the server I am looking at now shows the timestamp of the Ark map file to be 8 hours old. If I try and make a backup now, it will be hours out of date, and not synced up with the player profile and tribe files which are also ranging from half an hour to several hours out of date.

    Is there any work around to backup up the server without shutting it down and waiting 15 minutes for the files to sync?


    Can I download the files stored in the Backup Management page?

    I would like to download local copies of the files under "Map Save Backups (Internal Save Game Backups)".

    Is this possible? I can download the associated .gz file, but that only contains the map and not the .arkplayer and tribe files.


    Same problem here.

    Patch notes for v307.56:

    Disabled cryosickness on PvE Official Servers (Can be disabled on Unofficials using: EnableCryoSicknessPVE=true in the GameUserSettings.ini)

    It used to be off by default, but looks like the latest update broke it. Surprise. I see several complaints on other boards about it being broken.

    Nitrado doesn't allow custom entries for GameUserSettings.ini unless you go full expert mode, but I tested on a local server and the setting has no effect.

    I noticed this too, my backups have several in the future. They are not simply mis-labeled, as when I used a backup recently I used the most recent, but not future backup and it was the right one.

    I am not brave enough to select a future backup and see what happens. :)

    Anyone know what's going on?