The automatic updates feature on exaroton allows you to control how your server software is updated. Here, we will guide you through the process and explain how to use the different options available to you.
How automatic updates work
The automatic updates feature presents three options:
Ask: This is the default setting. With this option, exaroton will notify you of any available updates before the server starts. You'll then have the option to confirm if you want to proceed with the update. This only works when the server is started on the website, starting the server via the API, our Discord bot, or in-game will not update the server.
Always: Selecting this option means your server software will always be updated automatically whenever a new update is available. exaroton will not ask for your confirmation before the update. This also works via the API, our Discord bot, or in-game.
Never: Choosing this option ensures your server will never be updated automatically. You'll need to manually update your server software.
Changing your automatic updates settings
To change the settings of the automatic updates feature, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the server page.
- Locate the Version section.
- In this section, you'll find a dropdown menu labeled Automatic updates.
- Click on the dropdown and select your preferred option from the list: Ask, Always, or Never.
If you encounter any issues during setup, you might want to try again or check if your server software is compatible with the automatic updates feature.
Compatibility of automatic updates
The automatic updates feature is not compatible with all server software. Here's a list of server software that supports this feature:
Please note that the automatic updates feature will not work if a custom server software was uploaded manually. It only applies to server software that was installed directly through exaroton.
Importance of backups when using automatic updates
When utilizing the automatic updates feature, it's crucial to regularly backup your server data to prevent any potential loss during an update. exaroton provides both automatic and manual backup options.
For more details on creating and restoring backups, refer to our Creating and restoring backups article.