Bedrock: Preserve JSON Files Between Updates

OS Name/Version: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Product Name/Version: AMP

Problem Description:
When a Minecraft Bedrock server is updated, the permissions.json and whitelist.json files are deleted. The file is also deleted, but AMP overwrites that when the server starts.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Create Minecraft Bedrock AMP Instance
  • Download/Update Minecraft Bedrock
  • Insert some data into permissions.json (or whitelist.json) and save it
  • Download/Update Minecraft Bedrock again
  • View your modified JSON and verify it is set back to defaults (empty)

Actions taken to resolve so far:
I have looked into possibly creating a custom backup with just the JSON files in it, then have AMP restore it during a scheduled window (ie: save-all, stop server, update MCBE, restore special backup (so only JSON files are over-written), start server). However, this isn’t maintainable going forward as any updates to those JSON files after that backup would be lost unless the backup would be updated (a manual process). Am I missing a setting or something?