In this tutorial, we'll show you where to find your server's log files which can be used for diagnosing issues such as the server not starting up.
- To get started, head over to the Server Manager. On the left sidebar, select the File Manager tab. This will take you to a page where you may handle all your server's files.
- Within the File Manager, you will find a folder labeled logs. Open this folder and you will be greeted with multiple different Zip (Compressed) and TXT (Text) files.
- There are different types of files that could be generated in this folder. The 3 common files are:
- 20##-##-##-#.log.gz - These files are the previous log files of the server being compressed with Gzip for the sake of reducing storage. They're useful for reading through logs in an earlier time. However, you are required to download them onto your system in order to open them using a program such as WinRAR.
- latest.log - This is the most up-to-date version of your server log and is being written as your server runs in the background. This is the file you would want to check through if there was a crash without a crash-report.
- fml-server-# - Though only found on modded servers, these log files give a further detailed explaination into whats happening behind the scenes with all the mods on your server. Especially useful when debugging mod issues.
- debug.log - Though only found on modded servers, these log files give a further detailed explaination into whats happening behind the scenes with all the mods on your server. Especially useful when debugging mod issues.
- If you would like to edit/view the file, simply select the file and click on Edit.
If the file is too large, we recommend downloading the file using an FTP client and use a text editor to vieww the log file. A tutorial on accessing files using an FTP can be found here: https://serverminer.com/article/how-to-access-your-minecraft-server-files-using-filezilla/.
If you're still unsure how to diagnose the issue through your logs, feel free to contact our support team at https://serverminer.com/contact and we will happily take a look at the issue!
Happy mining! ⛏️