I'm furious with what just happened, the (Bukkit) server I'm working on deleted almost half of something I spent hours building. Does anyone have any clue what could have caused this? I logged off and everything was fine, restarted the server, then when I logged back on it was just gone.

Note: Whatever happened didn't just take a chunk out of my beautiful Isengard, it also rewound a spawn area I was working on by several hours. It wasn't cut in half, just a lot of progress lost.

Could this be caused by my internet's DNS acting up and my connection to the server being faulty? I'm constantly having DNS issues...


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  • world edit has a reset command doesn't it? or it could be a corrupt chunk save which triggers a regen Feb 14, 2013 at 23:42
  • Good thing you were making backups I guess.
    – fredley
    Feb 14, 2013 at 23:43
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    Fortunately, since you have world edit, it won't be difficult to fix. Simply select the intact half, copy it, rotate the copy 180 degrees, and paste it on the other side.
    – SaintWacko
    Feb 15, 2013 at 0:00
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    @ratchetfreak The servers not open to the public yet, I'm the only one who has been on it. And I can assure you I didn't grief myself.
    – Gabriel
    Feb 15, 2013 at 2:34
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    the way to properly stop a server is by typing "stop" (without the quotes) in the console.
    – Arperum
    Mar 27, 2013 at 10:24

1 Answer 1


When a Craftbukkit/Minecraft server suddenly crashes/loses power, it will attempt to save all currently loaded chunks, if one of these chunks is inproperlly saved then it will Regenerate that chunk based off the world's Seed.

You can prevent this from happening again by updating/removing all outdated plugins, correctly shutting down the server in the future and if this issue is that big of a problem, providing the server with a auxilary power supply giving it enough time to correcly shut down if such event should happen again.

  • Also it can be mitigated by running an auto-save plugin, and taking regular backups.
    – Robotnik
    Apr 15, 2013 at 5:28

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