Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Paper Server Update Available

Minecraft 1.17 - Caves and Cliffs Update
Minecraft 1.17 – Caves and Cliffs Update

The 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Part 1 version of Minecraft came out for vanilla very recently but until now the Paper Minecraft server was not available for it. This means that my Raspberry Pi Minecraft script was unable to run this version until now.

Today I checked https://papermc.io/api/v1/paper and sure enough 1.17 was finally in the version list so I updated the Raspberry Pi Minecraft server scripts and they are now available! Raspberry Pi not required, the script will work on most versions of Linux that have apt available.

Important Notes

  • The minimum OpenJDK requirement has gone all the way up to OpenJDK 16 for this release. This presents a challenge because the Raspberry Pi OS repositories only contain up to OpenJDK 11! Fortunately the script will take care of this for you using a trick with snapd to install a newer OpenJDK. This does require a reboot so prepare beforehand!
  • Back up your server first. Remember if you use 1.17 and it ends up being too laggy or unstable you can’t change back to the old version because the server files now contain data the old versions don’t understand and will crash on. You can go back by restoring a backup from before the first time you ran 1.17!


SSH into your Raspberry Pi and paste the following commands:

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/TheRemote/RaspberryPiMinecraft/master/SetupMinecraft.sh | bash

See the full installation post for more information here: Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server Setup Script w/ Startup Service

Full GitHub project repository available at: https://github.com/TheRemote/RaspberryPiMinecraft

Benchmarking / Testing Storage

If you want to verify your drive’s performance you may want to run my storage benchmark with:

sudo curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/TheRemote/PiBenchmarks/master/Storage.sh | sudo bash

If you search for the model of your drive on pibenchmarks.com you can compare your score with others and make sure the drive is performing correctly!

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