File Management

Editing, adding, removing, backup restoration...

Installation Location

Minecraft: Java Edition is stored in the ./home/minecraft/mc-instances/mc-INSTANCEIDHERE/ directory, it can be accessed via the Files menu for your game instance, or, sFTP/SSH. Files added to the instance's directory will be detected by the control panel and software utilizing them.

The instance ID is in your browser URL, eg: "panel.creeper.host/TestServer/services/mc/mc-5c604c6ddc398/files" when visiting any submenu for that instance.

Uploading files using the 'root' login details for SSH/sFTP may cause problems with the control panel being able to access files/folders. Where possible, always login using the standard 'minecraft' level key.

An example of a healthy structure listing (Note: "Files" menu does not show the /home/minecraft/* part of the file structure):

Any files dropped into the /home/minecraft/ directory via sFTP/SSH will not be detected by the instances sub-menus, they must be within the /home/minecraft/mc-instances/mc-INSTANCEIDHERE/ directory.

 

 

Restoring Backups

Backup Restoration:

To restore a backup created by mods such as FTBU (Feed The Beast Utilities) or Aroma1997's Backup:

1) Visit your instances Console page - Make sure the server is shut down via the red stop button on the right.

2) Click on the Files, since you were on the console you'll now be loaded into the installation directory for that Minecraft instance.

3) Right-click on your current /worldname/ folder and rename or delete it (make sure you have backups before deleting!) - We want to replace it, not overwrite it.

4) Open the /backups/ directory, find the backup you want to use (The backups are named as follows: Year-Month-Day-Hour-Minute-Second, the most recent backup is usually the last one listed in the directory: Filename formats may vary depending on the mod or mod version). If it is a .zip file, right-click > Extract to extract the files from the backup.

5) Open the directory that matches the name of the backup that you just extracted then right-click on the world folder and select Move. In the window that opens click on the topmost folder then click confirm.

6) Start the server via the green start button on the right side of the Console page - You're done!

 

Backup configuration (FTBU):

The FTBU backup configuration file is located in /configs/ftbutilities.cfg.
FTBU configurations for ranks etc, are stored within /local/ftbu/*

Note: /local/ftbutilities/ may show as /local/ftbu/ depending on mod version, and, older versions store the 'master configuration' in the /local/ftbu/, it can be accessed via the instances Files menu or sFTP (see Installation Location ). 

backups {
 # Timer in hours
 # 1.0 - backups every hour
 # 6.0 - backups every 6 hours
 # 0.5 - backups every 30 minutes
 # Min: 0.05
 # Max: 600.0
 D:backup_timer=2.0

# The number of backup files to keep
 # More backups = more space used
 # 0 - Infinite
 # Min: 0
 # Max: 32000
 I:backups_to_keep=12

# 0 - Disabled (output = folders)
 # 1 - Best speed
 # 9 - Smallest file size
 # Min: 0
 # Max: 9
 I:compression_level=1

# Prints (current size | total size) when backup is done
 B:display_file_size=true
 B:enabled=true

# Absolute path to backups folder
 S:folder=
 B:silent=false

# Run backup in a separated Thread (recommended)
 B:use_separate_thread=true


Reducing "backups_to_keep" is recommended if:
a) You have a very large world, as you can quickly fill your SSD disk space.
b) You use our own backup system (Service > Backups menu) - This system will backup the entire Minecraft installation directory, you can easily end up exceeding your SSD disk space limit as the backup will backup FTBU's backups too. Backup inception!

If you reduce the backups_to_keep (3~6), it is also recommended to increase the backup_timer to 6.0, 12.0 or 24.0 to spread out the backups over a larger range of time, so you have plenty of time intervals to easily distinguish between and roll back to.

Adding Mods

To find your instance please follow this guide: https://wiki.creeper.host/books/minecraft-java-edition/page/finding-your-instances


On the instance page of the server you want to add a mod to click on Mods in the instance navigation list.

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Once on the Mods page there are multiple methods to install a mod. Each method has been described below.

Method 1

Click on the large textbox that says Find On Curse and search for the mod you want to install