How to transfer a local save to a Sons of the Forest server

Sons of the Forest has released an update allowing for dedicated servers; however, players may want to continue playing on their local saves when moving to a dedicated server. Unfortunately, this process does not retain inventory data, so make sure to place any desired items into storage before transferring.

Note Make backups locally to save any necessary files.

Note Only Multiplayer saves can be transferred to Dedicated Servers. Also, player inventory data will not be kept after transferring.

How to Transfer a Local Save to a Sons of the Forest Server
1. Open the Run menu by pressing the Windows + R Key.

2. Enter %localappdata%low\Endnight\SonsOfTheForest\Saves and choose OK.

3. Find and open the Multiplayer folder.

4. Right-click on the save folder to be transferred and choose Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

5. Minimize the file to use later in the tutorial.

6. Log in to the BisectHosting Games panel.

7. Stop the server.

8. Go to the Files tab.

9. Find the following directory: /home/container/serverconfig/Saves/DedicatedServer/Multiplayer .

10. Drag and drop the .zip file from step 5.

11. Right-click the .zip file and choose Unarchive.

12. Next, right-click the unzipped file and choose Rename.

13. Rename the file to 000000000X, replacing X with another number.

14. Go to the /home/container/serverconfig directory and open the dedicatedserver.cfg file.

15. Next to the SaveSlot line, enter the number we replaced X with.

16. Once finished editing, choose the Save Content button.

17. Start the server. The world will retain any previously placed structures or items.

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