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    How to safely shutdown your server

    Some people may consider this guide common sense, but aparently a lot of people did not understand the consequences of what happens when you simple hit X to shutdown your server.

    When you do a server restart, it doesn't just close does it? It starts doing things. It safetly shuts down your SQL tables and clears cache's (temporary data). It is the same when you plugin a harddrive or memory stick, if the device is being used when you pull the plug out you will get corrupt files / data loss.

    So how do you shutdown safetly?



    That is using an auto restarter, the confirmation is asking if you want to terminate batch file (stop it looping startup).
    If you do not have a auto restarter running, you should be able to simple type into the box "shutdown" without the " and then enter, or "exit" without the " and enter. Ctrl C will work either way.

    So just what are the consequences of using just hitting X?

    As I said earlier, think of it like a memory stick or harddrive. Stopping it while it's in use will cause corruption / data loss, the same is in this case. Either SQL tables will 'crash' which is a nightmare to sortout and best to either try and run a repair tool which results in some data loss or to restore from a backup; or/and the caches will not clear properly which will increase the use of ram and cause problems in the future.


    So remember, always shutdown safetly. It may not have happened to you yet, but when it does you will regret it.

    How to safely shutdown your server
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    Ground Zero's Avatar ★ Elder ★
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    Common Sense! Reported and -Rep'd.

    <3

    Serious Note; Alot of ppl didn't know this, good job.
    Last edited by Ground Zero; 01-18-2010 at 02:42 PM.

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    MCdeathMC's Avatar Active Member
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    ya my brother had a test server for him self and he would close it pressing the X and he lost alot of stuff thank god it was a test server lol

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    Thx !
    I didn't know that, shame i've close few times mine this way :O

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    stoneharry's Avatar Moderator Harry

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    Originally Posted by kigiri View Post
    Thx !
    I didn't know that, shame i've close few times mine this way :O
    It's a risk you take if you press X / end program etc. It won't always happen, but if you do it and it does happen you will regret it.

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    Epic guide! Thankyou!

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    Nice and Simple Guide !
    Even my 8 year old brother can figure out how to do this!

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