I noticed that the server would crash very frequently just starting the EXE so I did some more research. I found that you might want to start the Minecraft server from the command line to add extra parameters like memory usage.
But the first thing I changed was to uninstall Java and install the 64-bit version of Java.
Then I started creating a batch file to start Minecraft server. Here are my steps:
- check if java is part of the system path
- open a command prompt
- type “java –version”
- if the command runs, java is part of the system path
- Download JAR version of server from minecraft.net.
- Create batch file to start server with additional memory
- cd \
java.exe -server -d64 -Xms1G -Xmx2G -jar “C:\minecraft\minecraft_server.1.8.3.jar”
- Configure server.properties
- Install Notepad++
- I changed the following:
- server-name=Woicik KidsWorld
- I stop and restarted the server for the changes to take effect
- Add players to be ops by using the command /op playername
- Add players to whitelist by using the command /whitelist add playername
- transfer existing world
- copy the folder that is the world
- edit the server.properties value level-name=kidsworld
- restart server
The last thing I did was setup a manual backup routine. I used a program called Beyond Compare to copy the C:\Minecraft folder to my Dropbox account. I had to allow the software to have access but then the rest of the comparison was straightforward.