How to Backup and Restore Your Terraria Server

NOTE: Due to how Terraria works, player data is stored on your own computer. This means that if your character files are corrupted on your computer, it won’t be possible to restore them from your server backup.


  1. Log in to your server's control panel. If you have more than one server, select the server that you would like to backup.
  2. Stop your server if it is currently running.
  3. Navigate to Files > Backup.
  4. Press the Start button.
  5. The Backup done message will appear after a few moments, which indicates that your server backed up successfully.


To restore your server backup, check out our helpful guide on doing this here: Restore Server Backups

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

  • 1 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Download Your Terraria Server World

If you want to use your Terraria server world in singleplayer or store a backup locally, you will...

How to Ban or Unban Players from Your Terraria Server

You can ban or unban players from your Terraria server by entering commands in your server’s...

How to Change the Size of Your Terraria Server World

Depending on players or how far you want to explore, you may want to increase or decrease the...

How to Change Your Terraria Server Description (MOTD)

We have a video tutorial on how to change your Terraria server MOTD: Whenever a player joins a...

How to Change Your Terraria Server Password

Terraria servers are public by default. This means that anyone who has the IP is able to join. To...