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A little over a year ago, we lost community's Minecraft server due to technical difficulties and not having a proper world backup. I am now considering rebuilding the map in my leisure time. And eventually I would like to upload the map to a new server for my community to play on.

Is this as simple as dropping the world file onto an online server? or is it more complicated?

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You can transfer the world files to your servers root directory (next to the minecraft_server.jar).

You will need to change your worldname in server.properties to reflect the folder where the world data is stored.

IE, if your world is called test, you will have a directory called test with level.dat inside it.

In server.properties you need to change world-name=test in order for it to read it.

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