PS4 Minecraft PS4 Server optimization

Discussion in 'Minecraft Support' started by Can0dope, Dec 19, 2017 with 6 replies and 1,243 views.

  1. Can0dope

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    I host a 24/7 (as close as possible, anyways....) Minecraft PS4 server.

    I have the best internet connection my ISP offers (150 down, 50 up, if I recall correctly). PS4 is wired w/ Ethernet cable, so are both my PCs (one hosts a PC Minecraft server, running Ubuntu Server; the other is for gaming, but rarely used for anything other than YouTube), and my Switch (which is off 99% of the time). Nothing is connected to WiFi.

    Anyways, back on topic...

    I've been hosting this world for almost a year now. In the past few months, my PS4 server has been crashing. Most of the time, it was fine; just boot back up and it's good to go. Lately, however, it's been corrupting my save file, which means I'm forced to load from whatever the most recent backup I have is (I try to make a backup at least every day, several times a day on my days off work).

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have about 30 players that participate on the server, and would like to make it so they don't have to keep redoing the same things over and over due to crashes...
     
  2. Cozz

    Cozz I post accounts from time to time.

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    Ok, not too familiar with server hosting on Consoles, looked up some info about the topic, and if the server is hosted from your console then make sure you have enough space, if the server isn't hosted on console please inform me so I can look more into the topic.
     
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    Can0dope

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    Server is indeed hosted on console. I have plenty of space. Minecraft is the only app I have installed on the PS4, and it has a 500gb hdd.
     
  4. Cozz

    Cozz I post accounts from time to time.

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    I've been looking all over and can't seem to find an answer, is it possible there is something in your world that keeps crashing the game or do you have friends with the same problem? If its just you, its most-likely something in the game, if you can try starting a fresh world and see how long it stays up without crashing.
     
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    Can0dope

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    Unfortunately, that's not really a feasible option. As I said, I have about 30 people who play on it. Some more regularly than others. In order to try a new world, I'd have to take down the one everyone plays on, and I'd rather not have to do that for more than a couple hours.

    If only there were some kind of logs I could retrieve from the PS4, I might be able to identify the source of the crashes...
     
  6. Adolfin

    Adolfin Your Mom's Favourite Moderator Super Moderators

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    Getting logs from the PS4 isn't possible. Are you able to find out how many players are online at the time of it crashing? Maybe ask around the players and see if they know? You could also make the world closed so it's just you and see how long it takes for it to crash.

    The problem is that the console isn't supposed to be used as a 'server' where it's hosting a world 24/7 like a server is for PC Minecraft so you're bound to have issues.
     
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    Can0dope

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    I've been doing some digging (both literally and figuratively) and I've found a few things that may have been contributing to the crashes, as well as mob cap issues. Somehow, there were about 50 animals all stuck in the same 1 block space; also reduced a lot of the flowing lava/water; covered hopper lines with droppers; and lit up all the caves around spawn.

    I appreciate your help, and I understand that consoles are not meant to be run as servers. However, until Sony decides to allow us to have Realms, or actual servers, I'm doing everything I can to make it work.
     

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