How to Change How Often Your Rust Server Saves

Rust by default will automatically save every 10 minutes (600 seconds). Some users may wish to reduce this time to ensure that they do not lose any progress if their server crashes unexpectedly or if their server is restarted without previously saving.

If the autosave interval is too low, this can also have adverse effects. For example: If a player loses items due to death and cannot reach them, the autosaving may save the server in this state, meaning you will not be able to roll the server back to before this happened.

Changing Your Save Interval

1. Log in to your Multicraft Control Panel and stop your server.

2. Navigate to Files > Config Files and select server.cfg.

Important Reminder: If server.cfg does not exist, it will need to be created. Create server.cfg via your server's FTP. This should be located at server/my_server_identity/cfg

3. Add the line server.saveinterval (Replace # with the time in seconds that you would like your server to save. By default, this is 600)

4. Save your file and start your server.

Restoring Your Changes Back to Default

If you wish to revert this back to default settings, instead remove the server.saveinterval setting, save and restart your server.


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Mitchell Smith

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