It looks like I will be doing a map wipe of the Peanutbutterdreams (PBD) server. I need to pass it by the server owner, but I expect she will agree.
I plan to document the details here for my own reference on what I'm thinking at the time, and hopefully it will benefit anyone interested. PBD is already running on https://extravm.com/minecraft.php for years, and I'm quite happy with the service. Several years back, I had to stop running the Copper Ferret Minecraft server as money became too tight. Robin, one of the players was willing to keep funding it, so I transferred it to her under a new name she chose. I keep it going as admin, but "policy" and decisions I defer to her.
ExtraVM allows me to run vanilla, Spigot I update myself, and other servers I don't focus on. I tend to use Spigot unless I have reason such as a snapshot to run instead. I have a SpigotDEV folder where I go to Command Line Git, I use cursor up up to get the compile line, enter, wait to finish, then move the Java over as needed. Easy. Setting that up has more detail, but once done it is simple for updates.
I'll discuss more tomorrow. Questions and comments are welcome.
We have excited "side chatter" on our group chat. One question in my mind concerns using #Facebook Messenger. Eventually, I'd like to get a divorce from #Google. I'm almost there with Messenger. Right now, I only use Messenger, and of that, only with our little PeanutButter Dreams group, family, and "DMs" with @mikmaqpeek.
Unfortunately for me, Desktop Messenger works for a while, then refuses to work, so I end up going *back* to the FB website to use "messenger" from their web page on my PC. I'm not really happy with Discord, although I suppose we could give it a whirl. A Mastodon version of Messenger would be happy, maybe. I'd welcome practical discussion on getting that divorce from Facebook, although I'd still have to keep it for keeing in touch with family. Anyway, back to Peanutbutter Dreams map wipe!
I have "D:" setup as my workspace. It's a slow drive so I can keep stuff off "C:". I open up "D:\SpigotDev", right-click on empty space, select "Git Bash Here". I get a Bash prompt, so I then just use cursor up to see the following:
$ java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.19.3
I press "enter" and let it rip. I'm updating the java binary because I know I'm two versions behind on the current server, so I may as well do the update as part of the map wipe roll-out.
Meanwhile, I'm encouraging the creation of screenshots in this map to use for planning on the next map.
@Romaq Howdy. ExtraVM is great. Their support response is stellar. I am the "server owner" in name and finance only, but Romaq does all the work, bless his black little heart. No, no, I mean he's great, really. We are small group, ONLY playing PVE. Anyone trying PVP gets the permanent ban immediately.
@Chamisa22 We have a pretty tight & tiny allow list anyway. @mikmaqpeek my wife is on it, her adult son, DJ (I don't think he's on Mast yet), and my young nephew on rare occasions. But Minecraft for me is so much more fun with friends and family involved. :)
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At the moment, I'm encouraging players to make screenshots of "Useful Information such as builds, as well as document what went well, what didn't go so well. Inventory: What did we make storage for but didn't need that much in the long haul? How should it be organized?
Then there are the farms. Where is redstone useful/ needed? What should be built underground? Lots of info can be captured in a screenshot of our *current* server for decisions to be made following a map wipe.