Until now, since we've had a very small player population, I've managed all the game updates manually. Fortunately, we're beginning to get more and more new players and this is becoming burdensome since ARK is releasing sometimes several updates a day. Plus, for a long time I've wanted regular restarts for the servers just to keep things running smoothly. TLDR Automated checks for updates every 15 minutes w/ 60 minutes of warnings Automated restart at noon / midnight PST Automated backups on any restart Automated mod updates on any restart Restarts happen immediately if no one is online or if everyone logs off So I've now (*finger's crossed I did it right*) setup automated checks for updates every 15 minutes, so when there is an update it will notify the players that an update restart is coming, save the world, back it up, apply the update, and then restart. There should also be scheduled automated restarts every 12 hours at noon / midnight PST. When either there is a game update or an automated restart, the server will also check / update any mods that need updating as well. In theory, there could be a time where there are no game updates, but a mod update comes and you might have a mismatch with the server. In this case, send me a message and I can apply the update or just wait till the next automated restart. Hopefully this should help keep things properly up to date and running smoothly, even if an update comes when I'm not around. On a side note, I have a new admin who's helping me out on TheIsland server, @Eman3dude. I spread my time across all the clusters, but likely will be spending the majority of my time on TheCenter and Procedural. My tribe will have bases on all servers and hopefully as they fix the weird bugs with traveling across the cluster, I'll move back and forth between all of them more frequently.