Restoring the Save Game of ARK Survival Evolved

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This is how the backups page looks. As you may notice there are three different types:

Backup Types

Here we will learn how to restore a backup of your game server. Our servers will automatically create a backup for your game. There are three different types of backups, below I will list these backups.

Backup Type Description
Game Internal backups Game internal backups are made throughout the day. These backups simply contain the savegame. Making it easy to roll your save game back a few hours rather than a whole day.
Server Backups Server backups are daily incremental backups of your server made once per day. These backups will restore the entire server back to a specific point.
Database Backups These backups are self titled. They are simply backup the database for your server. (Useful for games like Arma and CS:GO)

Troubleshooting Tips

  • If you would like to undo something you did in-game.
    • Use the "Game internal" backups to simply roll your savegame back to before you made the changes.
  • "Help my server wiped after it restarted!"
    • First use the "Game internal" backups to simply roll your savegame back to before your restart.
  • Something happened on the server and I want to go a couple days back.
    • Use the "Server Backups" to fully restore your server to a specific date.
  • My characters are here but my world is gone!
    • Use the "Game internal" backups to restore your world save back to the time you last played.

How to Restore a Backup for a game

If you ever wish to restore a backup for your server, please do the following:

  • Log into your Web Interface.
  • Click "Tools" on the left-side panel.
  • Click "Restore Backup" and your backup page will load.
  • Pick out the backup that you wish to restore to.
  • Click on the "Restore" button to restore your server to the save selected.

Your server will restart and the backup will be applied. The server will load your data automatically.