How to Fix a Corrupted Game.db In Conan Exiles
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By Nathan Young
Playing on Conan Exiles servers can be an enjoyable experience for all players, as exploring new feats and adventuring through the story offers entertaining gameplay. While advancing in your world, problematic situations can arise for a variety of reasons. For example, your saved game database (db) files can become corrupted and make the server unplayable, putting stress on players. However, with our easy-to-use panel, you can quickly resolve corrupted save files. The process for doing this is simple and requires no technical knowledge, which is helpful for most owners. Keeping this in mind, let’s learn how to fix a corrupted game.db file on your Conan Exiles server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.
Solving File Corruption
Fixing corrupted db files requires you to delete and restore them from a previous backup. In other words, a restoration is the only solution to the situation. This can be troublesome for owners, as it reverts world and character progress. However, all our Conan Exiles servers automatically create backup files from several different times, allowing you to selectively choose the best one. Review the instructions below to get started, then continue towards the next section to complete the restoration.
Delete Corrupted Files
- Head towards your Apex server panel and click
FTP File Access, near the top left.
- Login with your password and enter in this directory: …/ConanSandBox/Saved.
Note: Make sure to use the correct server profile for these steps.
- Inside of this folder, locate the following files: game.db, game.db-shm, and game.db-wal.
- Check mark them and press
Deleteat the top, then continue to
- Wait for this to be done, which will display the “Done, returned Ok” console message.
- At this point, the corrupted files are gone and you’re ready to restore them.
Restore a Backup
- Navigate towards your
FTP File Accessarea from the server panel.
- Login and enter in the …/ConanSandBox/Saved directory.
- Locate one of the
game_backup_[number].dbfiles and check mark it.
Renameat the top of your screen and enter game.db for the
New Namefield, then
- Wait until you see the “Done, returned Ok” console message, as this means it’s done.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to restore the file.
- Afterward, join and confirm the backup was successful in-game.
Server Isn’t Working
If the server stops functioning after trying the above steps, then the backup could be corrupted too. This happens when the server creates a backup on an already broken world. It’s a rare occurrence, but can be solved by choosing another viable backup file. The best way to select one is by organizing the files by date, which is done by clicking
Mod Time within the
Saved directory. Once they are sorted, you may begin looking at the times that work best for you. It may also be good to
Stop the server before doing anything, if it’s still problematic.
Unfortunately, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll lose character and world progress since a restoration is required to fix corrupted
game.db files. There isn’t a method to bypass this, other than choosing the most recent backup. Although, if you have these stored on your computer, then uploading them as replacements in the
Saved folder might be more helpful. Besides that, restoring the entire server to a previous point could be better for your situation. Doing this involves contacting Support for a manual restoration, which you can do here.