How to move a Minecraft world from Windows to Ubuntu droplet

I originally built my Minecraft server from an old workstation for a small club of mine for fun and to sharpen my teeth at server administration. As time went by, I have collected quite a number of reasons to move the server off-site.

So I have been working on setting up the server on a Ubuntu droplet (v12.04). I get to learn Linux at the same time, which is good.

However, I wanted to know if there is anyway to move over the server world off the Windows 7 machine its currently on to my Ubuntu droplet? I know its easier to simply start a new world, but I’m still curious if its possible before I go back to them and tell them we need to rebuild from scratch. Explore my options.


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This question was answered by @gndo:

Any reason for using Ubuntu 12.04 instead of 14.04?

If you start off by customizing the tutorial on creating a minecraft server on linux with similar parameters to that of your current existing world, then tinkering could be easier. Admittedly I’ve not tried moving from another platform, but customizing the file and overwriting the world subdirectory would be a first step. There may be obstacle in dealing with the session.lock file in the world subdirectory, and setting the permissions right. But that’s part of the fun. Worst case is you do a reinstall, or restore from a snapshot of your data directory.

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