Migrating Your Palworld Dedicated Server

Guide How to Migrate Your Palworld Dedicated Server

Introduction : How to migrate Palworld server hosting

When it comes to maintaining the continuity and performance of your Palworld gaming experience, migrating your dedicated server is a crucial task. Whether you’re upgrading to a more robust server or simply shifting to a different hosting environment, understanding the nuances of server migration is vital. This comprehensive guide is designed to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to seamlessly transfer your Palworld dedicated server from one machine to another, ensuring minimal downtime and optimal performance.

Step 1: Collecting Essential Files from Your Current Server

A. Server Configuration File

  • Location and Backup:
  • Windows Server: steamapps\common\PalServer\Pal\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\PalWorldSettings.ini
  • Linux Server: steamapps/common/PalServer/Pal/Saved/Config/LinuxServer/PalWorldSettings.ini
  • Action: Copy the PalWorldSettings.ini file and securely store it on your computer.

B. World Save File

  • Location: steamapps\common\PalServer\Pal\Saved\SaveGames\0\
  • Identification: The world save is identifiable as a long alphanumeric string, e.g., 77E83DCD469E35E41315FFAC2F27E7C6.
  • Action: Copy the entire folder named with the long string to your computer.

Step 2: Setting Up Your New Server

  • Initialization: Install and run the Palworld dedicated server software on your new machine.
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  • This process will generate new configuration and save files.
  • Shutdown: Once these files are created, shut down the server.

Step 3: Transferring Data to Your New Server

A. Uploading Server Settings

Utilize your server’s supported upload mechanism (FTP, SFTP, etc.) You can do this using SFTP see guide on How to Upload files using SFTP on XGamingServer Panel

  • Place your PalWorldSettings.ini in /home/container/Pal/Saved/Config/LinuxServer.
  • Note: Overwrite any existing file in the destination.

B. Uploading World Save

  • Destination: /home/container/PalServer/Pal/Saved/SaveGames/0/
  • Action: Upload your world save folder (the long string named folder) to this location.

C. Modifying GameUserSettings.ini

  • File Locations: /home/container/Pal/Saved/Config/LinuxServer/GameUserSettings.ini
  • Modification: Change the DedicatedServerName= to match your save file’s folder name (the alphanumeric string).

Step 4: Finalizing the Migration

  • Server Restart: Run your new server.
  • Connectivity Test: Ensure you can connect to your server and that all settings and world data are intact.


Migrating your Palworld dedicated server is a critical process that requires attention to detail. By following these steps, you can ensure a smooth transition to your new server, maintaining your game’s integrity and performance.

With this guide, you’re now equipped to handle your Palworld server migration with confidence and precision. Happy gaming!

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  • I migrated my dedicated server from my Windows gaming PC to another Windows computer. I’m using steamcmd to run the server on the new computer. It makes me create a new character upon login. After doing so, I see my base but it doesn’t know it’s mine. Additionally it doesn’t say I’m in my guild. Any help would be appreciated! TIA!