Xenon ServerHosting have added a Purge DUA Cache button to their Control Panel as a Result of this thread!
A lot of server owners may have noticed that their Servers can sometimes randomly crash when a Player joins every now and then, But on some servers the problem gets so bad they switch hosts or Resort to drastic measures. My server was the same till I checked out where the Server was crashing at in the Join process.
A server is not Truly Multi-player If only one or two people join before the server just goes down Abruptly.
|HERE IS THE FIX |
I have extensively tested this fix on a server that had severe join crashes, Now that server is functioning perfectly! Hundreds of players have joined without a join crash.
Go to <Server>/Cache/Dua Inside the Dua folder you will need to delete all of the Dua files.
Once done Restart the server.
The Required Dua Files will Replenish where as the Old and corrupt ones will be gone.
Enjoy your Join-Crash Free Server XD
Make sure to Clean out your duas at least once every two weeks.
(DO NOT DELETE THE ACTUAL DUA FOLDER, or the server will not know where to put the duas, it does not automatically create a new Folder, Only the Duas)
I took care of the 1,845 Dua files I had it would crash after 4 people joined.
Over the past few Days I have Found that over time of removing and adding Addons over and Over create Dua Files in the Cache folder, But when you remove a mod they are not removed, However; If you put that same addon back in, it can add Extra instead of using the old ones, Wire mod I have noticed will add 1 more Dua file per Server reset. That is most people’s Problems.
So Monthly you should all clear out the Dua Folder to solve the Join crashing!