Managing and Upgrading the Allocated Disk Space
The Minecraft server packages are automatically limited to 5GB of disk space. This can be expanded upon as and when needed, but is only eligible for a free upgrade on the Premium packages (in 5GB increments) if the majority of the files using up your disk space meet certain criteria (see 'Upgrading the Disk Space' below).
To avoid your disk space from overloading there are a number of basic steps to help keep the disk space under control.
The files and folders that should regularly be deleted from the server files are:
- The 'crash-reports' folder. Keep the last 2 or 3 crash reports when cleaning the folder out if you are actively having issues and need them for the support tickets.
- The 'logs' folder (or .log files in the base directory for 1.6.4 and older). At most, as above with the crash-reports, keep the latest.log and the 2 or 3 most recent .log.gz files (or 3 most recent log files for 1.6.4 and older) depending on the size of the files.
- Any world folders that are no longer in use. Download a copy of them if needed for future use so they can be removed.
- Any world backups (or server backups if you use a backup plugin or mod) should also be regularly downloaded and removed from the server files.
- Any plugin configuration folders that are no longer being used on the server.
- If you have used mods before, and no longer do, then their files should also be removed (eg: the mods and config folders).
Any plugins that give errors in the console - especially if they spam errors in the console during gameplay - should be either changed to a version compatible with your server version or removed, as the errors will increase the size of your log files.
Some plugins will also cause the disk space to fill up a lot faster than normal - the most common of which are DynMap and CoreProtect.
-The disk space that DynMap uses can be lessened somewhat by using lower resolution images, only mapping the worlds that are absolutely necessary, and using the .jpg image format instead of the default .png format will also decrease the space it uses. DynMap can still use a lot of disk space even on its lowest settings however.
- CoreProtect can be connected to a MySQL Database in it's config.yml to reduce it's disk space consumption (the flatfile database in the /plugins/CoreProtect/ directory will need to be manually deleted after linking CoreProtect to the MySQL Database). To create your MySQL Database go to the Advanced > MySQL Database page of your MultiCraft panel and click Create on the left hand side - this will give you the information needed for the CoreProtect config.yml to link them up.
Upgrading the Disk Space:
When your disk space is within 1GB of it's limits you can submit a support ticket to get a further 5GB of space allocated to the server. If more than half of your disk space is being used by the above mentioned files/folders/plugins, or you wish to upgrade before you are nearing your limits then your service will not be eligible for a free upgrade. The disk space can still be upgraded, however it will incur an extra monthly charge per extra GB of space (as is the case with Budget plan space upgrades in general) - simply open a ticket letting us how many extra GB's you need and we will send out an invoice for the upgrade. If a specific node does not have enough space to support your request, a node change may be required, which will change your server's IP - this can be discussed through the support ticket if and when applicable.
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