Hi, thanks in advance for your help.
To clarify the question would require asking another related question first:
1. If I change the file location of a ranking site from sitemap-1 to sitemap-2, will I lose my rankings?
2. If so, how should I be managing my sitemap for a constantly growing website? Let's say I prefer to group related articles together on the same sitemap and I only have 30 links per sitemap. This will inevitably cause some older pages to spill onto later sitemap page numbers.
I hope that makes sense. Thanks for your help.