World backups

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mapcratic, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. mapcratic

    mapcratic Retired Admin

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    We only had a very small window of time to recover data from Haugs server before service was cut off. Although we only got about 20 GB of data, keep in mind incremental changes had to be downloaded regularly from Trial, which was still being played over the weekend, and integrity checks had to be run on the files. So not a lot of effort could be put into the old worlds.

    Trial
    11.5 GB / git-Paper-221 (MC: 1.14.4) / Operational: 2019-05-02 - current
    Full backup, updated 1 Dec 15:00 UTC. This has been migrated to the new server.

    Aquatic-Test
    >10 GB (1.3 GB retrieved) / git-Paper-641 (MC: 1.13.2) / Operational: 2018-08-13 - current
    Partial backup. I downloaded 415 overworld regions, mostly those around Spawn and where chunks were updated in 2019. No nether or end data could be saved.

    Intersnout (original)
    >50 GB (518 MB retrieved) / git-Paper-1618 (MC: 1.12.2) / Operational: 2016-04-04 - current
    Partial backup. I downloaded 39 overworld regions, mostly those around Spawn and where chunks were updated in 2019. No nether or end data could be saved.

    Killer
    > 10 GB (1.1 GB retrieved) / git-Paper-1618 (MC: 1.12.2) / Operational: 2016-10-09 - current
    Partial backup. I downloaded 617 overworld regions, mostly those around Spawn and all of those modified in 2019 and 2016 only.

    Lobby 1
    128 MB / git-Paper-1618 (MC: 1.12.2) / Operational: 2016-09-14 - current
    Full backup, updated 1 Dec 15:00 UTC.

    Skyhigh
    803 MB / git-Paper-1618 (MC: 1.12.2) / Operational: 2016-08-12 - current
    Full backup, updated 1 Dec 15;00 UTC.

    As you can tell, we have closed the chapter on the old pre-1.14 worlds, as I have my hands full with Trial and cannot even consider a multiworld setup right now, though that could always change someday. The release of V1.15 and eventually V1.16 may keep us pretty busy as it is.

    All pre-1.14 worlds are considered retired and my goal is to provide what we have as a public download once the current server is stable and time allows. However we will need to first inspect and remove any private info on individual players from those files (such as IPs). To that effect I would appreciate info anyone has on data that should be removed before those worlds are made public. Also if you all know of a good place where multi-GB files can be uploaded, feel free to make suggestions.

    It may be possible to recover full backups of Aquatic-Test, Intersnout, and Killer if someone was to renew the old server (€129) to keep it online another month. However I don't have the bandwidth for that, and my funds are tied up with the new server. I am fine with it if someone wants to spend the money and work with Haugs to preserve that part of our history (if he has time). We do have our own partial backups of those worlds, and I'll put them online at a later date.