After you get your Minecraft server up and running on a Cloud Server with Linux, there are many ongoing tasks to perform and changes you can make. Learn how to perform management and administrative tasks on a Minecraft server, including how to start and stop the Minecraft server, change the map seed, and use console commands.Manage a Minecraft Server
Learn how to update the version of Minecraft Server running on your Linux server, without losing any data or overwriting your world file. When Mojang issues a Minecraft update, Minecraft server administrators need to manually update the version of Minecraft running on their servers.
- A Cloud Server running Linux (Ubuntu 16.04)
- Minecraft Server installed and running
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Create backups and download the new version
Before upgrading your Minecraft server, go to the Minecraft directory on your server:
Back up your world file with the command:
sudo cp -r world world-backup
Next, create a backup copy of your working minecraft_server.jar file:
sudo cp minecraft_server.jar minecraft_server.jar-backup
Go to the Minecraft server download page to get the URL for the new version. Download this version to your server with the command:
sudo wget [URL]
For example, the command to download the most current version (1.11.1) is:
sudo wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.11.1/minecraft_server.1.11.1.jar
Stop the Minecraft Server and upgrade
To stop the Minecraft server, attach to the screen session:
Then stop the server with CTRL + C.
Swap in the new software version with the command:
sudo mv minecraft_server.1.11.1.jar minecraft_server.jar
Restart the Minecraft Server
Begin a new screen session with the command:
Then start the Minecraft server with the command:
java -Xms1G -Xmx1G -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
Use CTRL + A, CTRL + D to detach from this session.
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