I use a Bukkit server for a personal Minecraft project, so I can use mods like WorldEdit, and have further configuration options than regular minecraft.
Recently, through using the MCEdit application, I preformed a "Prune" opperation on the map that I've been working on, to remove all of the excess areas on my map that I would never utilize. I essentially wanted to replace all of these areas with water, and after "Pruning" off the rest of the map, I was going to put the map back into my server and use WorldEdit to make this massive area of water.
When I put the map into my server, I was hoping that once i loaded the server up, it would only load the few select chunks that I had not deleted, but unfortunately, Bukkit spawned new chunks around the area I had saved.
I've tried a few mods, but none of them work because the Bukkit server automatically spawns into empty chunk spaces before it loads the plugins that would prevent this from happening.
Is there any way to prevent this from happening, or otherwise create a large water area? To be clear, any trick to making a water-world will work, it doesn't have to involve preventing chunks from being generated.