Minecraft Bedrock Edition – Ubuntu Dedicated Server Guide

Minecraft Bedrock Edition Logo
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Logo

Minecraft Bedrock Edition is the version of Minecraft that powers the iPhone / Android versions (formerly Minecraft Pocket Edition), the Xbox / PlayStation / Nintendo Switch editions and the free Windows 10 Minecraft edition.

Mojang has released a dedicated server which is considered to be in alpha testing.  I have found it to be very stable and able to run on a wide variety of hardware.

This script and guide are written to help you get a robust Minecraft Bedrock dedicated server up and running in only a few minutes!

This is the standalone version. The easiest and most problem-free way to run this is using Docker (installed as simply as sudo apt install docker.io): Legendary Minecraft Bedrock Container

UPDATE 8/8/2022 – I’ve also released a way for Java and Bedrock players to play on the same server using Geyser: Minecraft Java + Bedrock Server Together – Geyser + Floodgate

Features

  • Sets up the official Minecraft Bedrock Server (currently in alpha testing)
  • Fully operational Minecraft Bedrock edition server in a couple of minutes
  • Ubuntu / Debian distributions supported
  • Sets up Minecraft as a system service with option to autostart at boot
  • Automatic backups when server restarts
  • Supports multiple instances — you can run multiple Bedrock servers on the same system
  • Updates automatically to the latest or user-defined version when server is started
  • Easy control of server with start.sh, stop.sh and restart.sh scripts
  • Adds logging with timestamps to “logs” directory
  • Optional scheduled daily restart of server using cron

Requirements

  • A computer with a 64 bit processor (if you are trying to use ARM read my article on the limitations). 32 bit binaries of the official server are not available so it needs to be 64 bit!
  • 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • The only officially supported platform by Microsoft is Ubuntu 22.04 / 20.04 (current LTS, recommended)
  • Other Linux flavors supported by this script as well as long as they use systemd (for the service). The script assumes apt is installed but there are minimal dependencies so you could install these on another distro (that doesn’t have apt present) and use the script normally.

Recommended Gear

Game Editions

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is the “Windows 10” version of Minecraft as well as the version of Minecraft on the Xbox / Playstation / Switch. The versions of Minecraft for Android and iOS are also the Bedrock edition.

All of these versions support cross-platform play with each other (but not with the Java edition).

Minecraft Bedrock Digital Code
Minecraft Bedrock Digital Code

This is the PC Minecraft for Windows 10 (Bedrock) edition of Minecraft. It is able to play cross-platform with other players on Android / iOS / Playstation / Xbox / Switch. Available as a code that is instantly activated to give you permanent access to the game!

Links: Amazon.com*, Amazon.co.jp*, Amazon.co.uk*, Amazon.de*, Amazon.es*, Amazon.fr*, Amazon.it*

Minecraft Bedrock Playstation
Minecraft Bedrock Playstation

The Sony PlayStation version of Minecraft: Bedrock edition.

Links: Amazon.com*, Amazon.ca*, Amazon.com.au*, Amazon.co.jp*, Amazon.co.uk*, Amazon.de*, Amazon.es*, Amazon.fr*, Amazon.it*, Amazon.nl*, Amazon.se*, Amazon.sg*

Minecraft Bedrock Nintendo Switch
Minecraft Bedrock Nintendo Switch

This is the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft: Bedrock edition.

Links: Amazon.com*, Amazon.ca*, Amazon.com.au*, Amazon.co.jp*, Amazon.co.uk*, Amazon.de*, Amazon.es*, Amazon.fr*, Amazon.it*, Amazon.nl*, Amazon.pl*, Amazon.se*, Amazon.sg*

Minecraft Bedrock Xbox One
Minecraft Bedrock Xbox One

This is the Microsoft Xbox version of Minecraft: Bedrock edition.

Links: Amazon.com*, Amazon.ca*, Amazon.com.au*, Amazon.co.uk*, Amazon.de*, Amazon.es*, Amazon.fr*, Amazon.it*, Amazon.nl*, Amazon.sg*

Recommended Storage (Solid State Drive)

I strongly recommend a Solid State drive (SSD) for your server. This is because Minecraft is constantly reading/storing chunks to the disk which makes I/O performance very important.

These are much cheaper than they used to be. Here’s a decent 120 GB one (higher capacity options are available) at a very low price:

Kingston A400 SSD
Kingston A400 2.5″ SATA SSD

The Kingston A400 is reliable, widely available around the world, has low power requirements and performs very well. It’s also very affordable. This drive has been benchmarked over 1000 times at Pi Benchmarks and is the #1 most popular SSD among the community!

Links: AliExpress*, Amazon.com*, Amazon.ca*, Amazon.com.au*, Amazon.co.jp*, Amazon.co.uk*, Amazon.de*, Amazon.es*, Amazon.fr*, Amazon.it*, Amazon.nl*, Amazon.pl*, Amazon.se*, Amazon.sg*

If you have a M.2 NVME slot in your motherboard you can go with a high end drive. This will give your server maximum performance even if a large number of players are running around on the server changing blocks and triggering disk writes.

This is the one I have in my machine. These range from 250 GB to 2 TB depending on how big your server might grow:

The Samsung 980 Pro (NVMe) is a professional grade SSD and one of the fastest in the world. The Samsung NVMe drives have been at the top of this category for a long time and are well trusted for both their performance and reliability / long life.

Links: AliExpress*, Amazon.com*, Amazon.ca*, Amazon.com.au*, Amazon.co.jp*, Amazon.co.uk*, Amazon.de*, Amazon.es*, Amazon.fr*, Amazon.it*, Amazon.nl*, Amazon.pl*, Amazon.se*, Amazon.sg*

Computer / CPU / Memory

Almost any PC made in the last few years will be a x86_64 bit computer. If you have an older computer around that isn’t being used then it will most likely have the right CPU and amount of memory (as well as fast storage) to run a basic server.

Throwing a SSD in one of these older computers will provide an excellent server experience for small and larger player counts.

The speed of your storage will make the largest difference. Older HDDs are going to have significantly slower performance than any modern SSD even with all other hardware equal. This is because the Minecraft server is constantly reading/writing chunks of your world as well as updates to it to the disk so this tends to be the bottleneck.

Operating System

I highly recommend using Ubuntu Server to run the Minecraft dedicated server. It is available here.

At the time of writing the current version is Ubuntu Server 20.04. This is a secure and robust operating system and will leave plenty of resources available for the server to run.

The script should run on any Debian based flavor of Linux but since the Minecraft Bedrock server is compiled natively for Ubuntu I recommend sticking with it. If you have a GUI flavor of Ubuntu and a decent PC (>= 2 GB of RAM) the server will work just fine on it.

Note: People have reported in the comments that Ubuntu 16.x is no longer working with the latest official Mojang binaries. Ubuntu 18.04 is the minimum requirement for the latest versions, and 20.04 is recommended!

Installation

Log into your Linux server either using SSH or a mouse and keyboard and paste/type the following command:

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

The script will setup the Minecraft sever and ask you some questions on how to configure it. I’ll explain here what they mean.

The first question will be the installation path. This is the root installation path for ALL servers you will have. If you add additional servers later you should select the exact same installation path. It should always be left as the default (~).

The only exception is if you have something like a completely dedicated disk for the Minecraft server. In that case you should always use the same root path of /mnt/yourdrive or wherever the path is for every new/additional server you install.

“Start Minecraft server at startup automatically (y/n)?” – This will set the Minecraft service to start automatically when your server boots. This is a great option to set up a Minecraft server that is always available.

“Automatically restart and backup server at 4am daily (y/n)?” – This will add a cron job to the server that reboots the server every day at 4am. This is great because every time the server restarts it backs up the server and updates to the latest version. See the “Scheduled Daily Reboots” section below for information on how to customize the time or remove the reboot.

That is it for the setup script. The server will finish configuring and start!

First Run

The server will start up and start displaying output to the console.

[2019-03-30 20:25:12 INFO] Starting Server
[2019-03-30 20:25:12 INFO] Version 1.10.0.7
[2019-03-30 20:25:12 INFO] Level Name: Bedrock level
[2019-03-30 20:25:12 INFO] Game mode: 0 Survival
[2019-03-30 20:25:12 INFO] Difficulty: 1 EASY
[2019-03-30 20:25:20 INFO] IPv4 supported, port: 19132
[2019-03-30 20:25:20 INFO] IPv6 supported, port: 19133
[2019-03-30 20:25:23 INFO] Server started.

Once you see the “Server started” line you will be able to connect from the client.

To add the server to the client open Minecraft and click “Play”. Then at the top of the screen select the “Servers” tab and click “Add Server”.

This will ask you for a Server Name and Server IP Address. For the name you can put anything and for the server IP address put the address of your Linux server. Leave the port as the default 19132. For more information on how to let people from outside your network on go to the “Port Forwarding” section below.

Now choose the server you just added in the list and connect!

Start, Stop and Restart Server

The server can be started, stopped and restarted two different ways. You can use the provided scripts in the Minecraft folder or you can use systemctl. Here are the commands:

cd ~/minecraftbe
./start.sh
./stop.sh
./restart.sh

-OR-

sudo systemctl start minecraftbe
sudo systemctl stop minecraftbe
sudo systemctl restart minecraftbe

Automatic Backups

The server backs up each time it starts. This helps you recover easily if something goes wrong. This system works best if you configured the server to restart daily since it means you will have a backup every day.

To access these backups type:

cd ~/minecraftbe/backups
ls

When a backup is made the filename will be the date and time the backup was taken. If you need to restore a backup it’s very easy. Substitute the timestamp in my example to the backup you want to roll back to. Type:

cd ~/minecraftbe
./stop.sh
rm -rf worlds
tar -xf backups/2019.02.15.22.06.30.tar.gz
./start.sh

Your world has now been restored! It’s a good idea to download these backups off the server periodically just in case the server’s storage fails.

Installing Resource Packs / RTX Support

For instructions on how to install resource packs (including optional RTX support) view my step by step Minecraft Bedrock Dedicated Server Resource Packs guide here.

Scheduled Daily Reboots

The daily reboots are scheduled using cron. It’s very easy to customize the time your server restarts.

To change the time that the server restarts type: crontab -e

This will open a window that will ask you to select a text editor (I find nano to be the easiest) and will show the cronjobs scheduled on the server. The Minecraft one will look like the following:

0 4 * * * /home/ubuntu/minecraftbe/restart.sh
Crontab's syntax layout
Crontab’s syntax layout

There are 5 fields here. The default restart time is set to reboot at 0 minutes of the 4th hour of the day (4 AM). The other 3 fields are left as * to represent every day of every month. Make any desired changes here and press Ctrl+X to exit nano and update the cronjob.

To remove the daily reboot simply delete the line and save.

Reconfigure / Update Scripts

The scripts can always be reconfigured and updated by downloading the latest SetupMinecraft.sh and running the installer again. It will update all of the scripts in the Minecraft directory and reinstall the startup service for you.

Running SetupMinecraft.sh again will also give you a chance to reconfigure options such as the memory dedicated to the server, daily reboots, starting the server on boot, etc.

This will not overwrite your world or any other data so it is safe to run!

Port Forwarding

If everyone on your server is on the same LAN or WiFi network as you then you don’t need to do this. If you want people to connect from outside your local network then you need to set up port forwarding on your router.

The process for this is different for every router so the best thing to do is just look at your router and find the model # and put that in google with port forwarding for easy instructions on how to do it for your specific router.

You want to forward port 19132. The type of connection is both TCP and UDP. On some routers you need to do both a TCP entry and then a second entry as UDP.

Once you do this people will be able to connect to your Minecraft server through your public IP address. This is different than your local IP which is usually a 192.x.x.x or 10.x.x.x. If you don’t know what that is just go to google and type “what’s my ip” and Google will kindly tell you!

Version Override

You can revert to a previous version with the revert.sh script included in your directory like this:

james@jamesgigabyte-linux:~/minecraftbe/james$ ./revert.sh
Set previous version in version_pin.txt: bedrock-server-1.19.10.20.zip

If you have a specific version you would like to run you can also create version_pin.txt yourself like this:

echo "bedrock-server-1.18.33.02.zip" > version_pin.txt

The version hold can be removed by deleting version_pin.txt. This will allow it to update to the latest version again!

Wired vs. Wireless

Going with an ethernet (wired) connection is going to be faster and more reliable. There’s so much wireless traffic and other interference in the air that running your server on WiFi is not recommended.

Even if it is working great 99% of the time it can ruin your experience very quickly if the WiFi drops for a couple of seconds and you get blown up by a creeper!

All that being said, the server works fine on wireless. The script will work fine as is with a wireless connection.

Benchmarking / Testing Storage

If you’re getting poor performance you may want to run my storage benchmark with:

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

PC results won’t show up on the site yet (it’s meant for Raspberry Pi) but it will run on Linux just fine and give you a score. If you search for the model of your drive on Pi Benchmarks you can compare your score with others and make sure the drive is performing correctly!

Troubleshooting Note – Oracle Virtual Machines

A very common problem people have with the Oracle Virtual Machine tutorials out there that typically show you how to use a free VM is that the VM is much more difficult to configure than just about any other product / offering out there.

It is because there are several steps you need to take to open the ports on the Oracle VM. You need to both:

  • Set the ingress ports (TCP/UDP) in the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) security list
  • *and* set the ingress ports in a Network Security Group assigned to your instance

Both of these settings are typically required before you will be able to connect to your VM instance. This is purely configuration related and has nothing to do with the script or the Minecraft server itself.

I do not recommend this platform due to the configuration difficulty but the people who have gone through the pain of configuring an Oracle VM have had good experiences with it after that point. Just keep in mind it’s going to be a rough ride through the configuration for most people.

Troubleshooting Note – Hyper-V

There is a weird bug in Hyper-V that breaks UDP connections on the Minecraft server. The fix for this is that you have to use a Generation 1 VM with the Legacy LAN network driver.

Conclusion

The Minecraft Bedrock Edition dedicated server runs much better than previous third party servers in the past that were missing critical features. The performance is very good even on low end hardware. It has never been easier to set up a Minecraft Bedrock server.

If you have any feedback or suggestions let me know in the comment section. A lot of the changes and developments in this script and guide are directly from readers.

Have fun!

Other Resources

For a guide on how to set up resource packs check out my Minecraft Bedrock Resource Pack guide

If you’re trying to run this on the Raspberry Pi check out the Raspberry Pi specific guide here

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Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor
4 months ago

BTW, the BDS team basically broke everyone overnight with a “future” update (no corresponding client). I added a couple issues in the GitHub repo. It’s not your fault (theirs), but it does bring to light some nice feature enhancements like ability to pin a server version, revert to a previous server version or to stop updates entirely. Of course, the problem should go away once The Wild Update is released, but who knows when that will happen. Until then, we basically can’t play BDS. I suspect we might encounter this with each major update moving forward.

Matthias Sack
Matthias Sack
4 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

Hi James,

is there a chance to make a reroll to the previous version of the bds and stop the autoupdate for a while?

Sebastien
Sebastien
4 months ago
Reply to  Jason Taylor

I can confirm that even joining the BETA team didn’t help, as the version running on server is 1.19.10 and my client turned beta was at 1.19.04. So we are basically locked out? This totally sucks. I have to count on this server running as my son puts up Youtube videos based in that server.

matthew
matthew
4 months ago

will it wrk on crome

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

Hey Buddy, thank you from me and my kids for creating this… we’ve made so many worlds and had so much fun….. currently i’m getting an error though…… Wondered if you can assist me fixing this?

[2022-05-12 22:21:18] NO LOG FILE! - setting up server logging...
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:298 INFO] Starting Server
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:298 INFO] Version 1.18.32.02
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:298 INFO] Session ID 7bc7b6e0-a79d-4cd4-9e69-59d1626f87dd
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:298 INFO] Level Name: Bedrock level
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:313 INFO] Game mode: 0 Survival
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:313 INFO] Difficulty: 1 EASY
[2022-05-12 22:21:18] [2022-05-12 22:21:18:345 INFO] opening worlds/Bedrock level/db
terminate called without an active exception
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] [2022-05-12 22:21:19:777 ERROR] Network port occupied, can't start server.
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] [2022-05-12 22:21:19:777 INFO] Server stop requested.
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] [2022-05-12 22:21:19:795 INFO] Package: com.mojang.minecraft.dedicatedserver
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Version: 1.18.32.02
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] OS: Linux
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Server start: 2022-05-12 22:21:18 UTC
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Dmp timestamp: 2022-05-12 22:21:19 UTC
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Upload Date: 2022-05-12 22:21:19 UTC
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Session ID: 7bc7b6e0-a79d-4cd4-9e69-59d1626f87dd
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Commit hash: c83844d4a6fa9954f33e2f5d9a2a225d62b74bd2
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Build id: 9631022
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] CrashReporter Key: 8c4937c1-64cb-3532-a8dc-1deb28f67293
[2022-05-12 22:21:19]
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] Crash
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] [2022-05-12 22:21:19:795 INFO] at gsignal (UnknownFile:?)
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] at abort (UnknownFile:?)
[2022-05-12 22:21:19] at __libc_start_main (UnknownFile:?)
Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead
[2022-05-12 22:21:20] 250bf53b-aba3-42ae-92ee-87f975924a77

I’ve checked and nothing is running on 19132 ipv4 port and i dont have ipv6 enabled?

Should i simply change the port???

Many Thanks

Richard
Richard
4 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

Thanks James,

Unfortunately nope that didnt work either… same error message no matter what port i use.

i have the latest version of libssl1.1 as well so i’m at a loss.

will keep trying to get it going but at this stage i cant understand what is causing the issue. and what is holding on to the port.

cheers

Rich

Richard
Richard
4 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

*****UPDATE*****

Its working!!!

I had completely disabled ipv6 in GRUB…. after reversing that and a reboot the server is running happily.. Is there a way you can adapt your script to check for that by anychance or at least mention that ipv6 interface needs to atleast have a fe80: address

logfile
logfile
4 months ago

I’ve gotten through all of this guide successfully until the point where i want to start the server. I get an error about unknown log file options.

(xenial)craft@localhost:~/minecraftbe/craft$ ./start.sh
Checking for the latest version of Minecraft Bedrock server ...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 310k 0 310k 0 0 255k 0 --:--:-- 0:00:01 --:--:-- 255k
Minecraft Bedrock server is up to date...
Starting Minecraft server. To view window type screen -r craft
To minimize the window and let the server run in the background, press Ctrl+A then Ctrl+D
Use: screen [-opts] [cmd [args]]
or: screen -r [host.tty]

Options:
-4 Resolve hostnames only to IPv4 addresses.
-6 Resolve hostnames only to IPv6 addresses.
-a Force all capabilities into each window's termcap.
-A -[r|R] Adapt all windows to the new display width & height.
-c file Read configuration file instead of '.screenrc'.
-d (-r) Detach the elsewhere running screen (and reattach here).
-dmS name Start as daemon: Screen session in detached mode.
-D (-r) Detach and logout remote (and reattach here).
-D -RR Do whatever is needed to get a screen session.
-e xy Change command characters.
-f Flow control on, -fn = off, -fa = auto.
-h lines Set the size of the scrollback history buffer.
-i Interrupt output sooner when flow control is on.
-l Login mode on (update /var/run/utmp), -ln = off.
-ls [match] or
-list Do nothing, just list our SockDir [on possible matches].
-L Turn on output logging.
-m ignore $STY variable, do create a new screen session.
-O Choose optimal output rather than exact vt100 emulation.
-p window Preselect the named window if it exists.
-q Quiet startup. Exits with non-zero return code if unsuccessful.
-Q Commands will send the response to the stdout of the querying process.
-r [session] Reattach to a detached screen process.
-R Reattach if possible, otherwise start a new session.
-s shell Shell to execute rather than $SHELL.
-S sockname Name this session .sockname instead of ...
-t title Set title. (window's name).
-T term Use term as $TERM for windows, rather than "screen".
-U Tell screen to use UTF-8 encoding.
-v Print "Screen version 4.03.01 (GNU) 28-Jun-15".
-wipe [match] Do nothing, just clean up SockDir [on possible matches].
-x Attach to a not detached screen. (Multi display mode).
-X Execute as a screen command in the specified session.

Error: Unknown option Logfile
(xenial)craft@localhost:~/minecraftbe/craft$

In a previous post from “Destinykid” you mention running these to see the version:

awk -W version
gawk -W version
which awk

Here is what I get:

(xenial)craft@localhost:~/minecraftbe/craft$ awk -W version
GNU Awk 4.1.3, API: 1.1 (GNU MPFR 3.1.4, GNU MP 6.1.0)
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991-2015 Free Software Foundation.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
(xenial)craft@localhost:~/minecraftbe/craft$ gawk -W version
GNU Awk 4.1.3, API: 1.1 (GNU MPFR 3.1.4, GNU MP 6.1.0)
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991-2015 Free Software Foundation.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
(xenial)craft@localhost:~/minecraftbe/craft$ which awk
/usr/bin/awk

curl bash error
curl bash error
4 months ago

I have a fresh version of Ubuntu but cannot get past the following error:

(xenial) craft@localhost:~$ curl https://raw. githubusercontent.com/TheRemote/MinecraftBedrockServer/master/SetupMinecraft.sh|bash
bash:bash: command not found
bash: curl https: //raw.githubusercontent.com/TheRemote/MinecraftBedrockServer/master/SetupMinecraft.sh : No such file or directory
(xenial) craft@localhost:-$

TangerinePaul
TangerinePaul
5 months ago

Hi, I’ve successfully installed and got running the bedrock server using your script (which is great, thanks!) but can’t connect to it from minecraft? Sorry if this is really noddy, but is there something obvious I’m not doing?

Running Ubuntu 22.04 on Oracle Clould ARM VM (no issues with openssl as in other comments – worked first time), have set up port forwarding for 19132.

TangerinePaul
TangerinePaul
5 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

Thanks for getting back to me, and pointing me at the other threads (hadn’t managed to find that), much appreciated.

I’d tried changing the port just in the server.properties file, but not sure if you’re script did more than that, so tried that too, but no luck…..

Following some more of the thread it seemed like there was definitely some issue with connecting to the VM, so some more digging and I did find that in the oracle VNIC settings you need to create a network security group (with ingress for your minecraft ports), and then add this group to you instance – hey presto it works! So hopefully this helps anyone else trying to get working!

Yes, that was how I stumbled across it through the oracle blog, I was moving another project from google to oracle and thought there’s a good idea for the kids! So yes, it’s a bit odd it doesn’t really work!

Much kudos for your work and responsiveness, coffee coming your way from me! 👍
Paul.

TangerinePaul
TangerinePaul
4 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone, you have to set the ingress ports (TCP/UDP) in the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) security list [as described in the oracle blog] *and* set the ingress ports in a Network Security Group assigned to your instance.
I stuck with a non-standard port number based on others experience, but if you do the above, it might still work for 19132 (but I haven’t tested it).

Oracle do seem to give you a pretty decent VM for free, so it’s definitely worth considering! They also have free instances in a lot of places around the world – this was one of my reasons for moving from google cloud where the free instances are US only – I could have a UK instance on Oracle.

SimpleSimon
SimpleSimon
5 months ago

A bit more fiddly for sure, but running 22.04 I’ve set up a docker container that’s running focal. Installed my BDS server there and all is well. I did try to pull the ssl1.1.1 libs first and that wasn’t wanting to work for me.

SimpleSimon
SimpleSimon
5 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

No I didn’t use the script here. Mine failed to launch like so many others after the upgrade so I started searching for options. Found a thread elsewhere about the lack of openssl1.1 breaking a great number of things so then proceeded to attempt pulling it back in. Was about to roll back to focal when I remembered reading about the Docker enviroment so started looking into that as it’s better than a roll back or a VM running focal. Much lighter weight. Moving files in and out is tedious somewhat, but I’m hoping to find a simplified solution to that. Another nice aspect with Docker is it would be incredibly easy to have multiple instances of a server running with little effort. I’m also risk free so to speak of 22.04 getting fixed and having to remove 1.1.

SimpleSimon
SimpleSimon
5 months ago
Reply to  jamesachambers

Still researching it myself, but yes it does seem volumes are the way to go for backups. I just started messing with portainer too. It’s a gui that should greatly simplify container management including volume backups. I did come across a couple of other threads where they’d scripted docker containers to set up java servers. Process shouldn’t be a whole lot different I wouldn’t think.

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