How to update server?

Discussion in 'Server & Community Management' started by Nescu, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Hello!

    First time I encounter an update with an online server.
    How can I update it, without losing any plugins that are still on, and nothing else overall?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Strahan

    Benefactor

    Download server to your local system. Zip it up so you have a backup and move that zip somewhere safe. Delete the spigot.jar. Download latest BuildTools. Put BT into a temp directory and run it to generate latest Spigot jar. Move the jar to the server folder and start server. Test to see if plugins are still working correctly and that no errors manifest in the logs when it starts or when plugins are used. If it looks good, go ahead and push the new jar to production and test to be sure it still is fine. If anything goes sideways, you have that zip backup of the server to fall back on.
     
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  3. thank you!
    very helpful! will save the this post