Im looking to build a Minecraft Server running on a Raspberry Pi Cluster. Is there any available software that would support this?

  • Do you mean the normal Minecraft server, or the Pi-Edition? You'll probably need the new 512 MB Pi to even attempt to run the regular server.
    – daviewales
    Jun 17, 2013 at 22:37
  • I mean the regular edition of minecraft server or one that would be playable by computer users.
    – cbbcbail
    Aug 17, 2013 at 23:03

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Download: https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.minecraft.net/pi/minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
Decompress: tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-0.1.1.tar.gz
To run it: cd mcpi
Followed by: minecraft-pi

Minecraft server http://picraftbukkit.webs.com/pi-minecraft-server-how-to

Install JAVA HardFloat

sudo wget http://www.java.net/download/jdk8/archive/b102/binaries/jdk-8-ea-b102-linux-arm-vfp-hflt-07_aug_2013.tar.gz
mkdir -p /opt
sudo tar zxvf (name of package) -C /opt
rm (name of package)
sudo /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/java -version

Then download and extract the spigot version of the MineCraft server ans run the JAR. this is for 256 use 496 for 512 Pi. I takes time to generate the maps.

sudo wget http://ci.md-5.net/job/Spigot/lastStableBuild/artifact/Spigot-Server/target/spigot.jar
sudo /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/java -Xms128M -Xmx256M -jar /home/pi/spigot.jar nogui

Clustering of minecraft http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/High-Availability_Cluster

Setting clustering up is a very long and involved process but essentially you need to install DRBD which is is a block device replication daemon. Pacemaker is the utility that will manage all the services and ensure they stay running.

Basically each data store is replicated on each Pi so the data us synchronised on all the Pi's. Each Pi runs its own version of the minecraft server so if any Pi goes down the server will keep running.

  • Could you please elaborate on the things in your answer. Links are not answers to a question. Thanks.
    – cbbcbail
    Nov 11, 2013 at 19:59
  • You don't need to copy and paste the whole article but you could summarize the pertinent info. Nov 11, 2013 at 22:34

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