Yes that's how i have done it for years, have not had any problems with corruption and all my plugins use MySQL. I am looking at modifying Ark Shop so that i can point it to a separate config for each map. I know what i need to add and where but im not sure i can extract either the Save Directory Name or Map Name from the server instance.you have 6 instances running off a single set of files? I have all my servers with there own set of gamefiles. That is how it should be to avoid corruption issues. Are you using ASM?
No i dont use ASM, i find it clunky and RAM Hungry sometimes.