Recently, I had to re-install a Minecraft server that is hosted remotely. I backed up the "world" folder to my computer before doing the reinstall. Now that the server has been reinstalled, I have copied the world folder back to the server and have been unable to find the massive city that I have built.
Is it gone forever? Or did I forget to back something up? Me and a team of 3 other players have been in creative mode searching the map for hours but have been unable to find anything. I have tried dynmap and essentials plugins to help aid with the search. I also made sure that the Minecraft config file was set to match the name of the world folder. The only difference that I see with the server installation is that this time it's running version 1.8.8. Before the re-installation, the server was running version 1.8.3, but I don't know if that makes any difference.