Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

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Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by Hello55 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:17 pm

Hello. Ever since the new GMod update that was released yesterday, my GMod server has failed to automatically restart every time the server crashes. Before, my server would restart itself flawlessly but now whenever it crashes, the SRCDS window remains open and tells me that it's written a crash dump file.

This is what my batch file I use to run SRCDS looks like:

@echo off
cls
echo Protecting srcds from crashes...
echo If you want to close srcds, close the srcds window and type Y depending on your language followed by Enter.
title Server Watchdog
:srcds
echo (%time%) srcds started.
start /wait srcds.exe -console -game garrysmod +map rp_downtown_v4c_v2 +maxplayers 30 +gamemode darkrp
echo (%time%) WARNING: srcds closed or crashed, restarting.
goto srcds

I'm not surprised that this happened, because I noticed that dedicated servers were changed a bit for GMod in this update. How do I fix this problem?

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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by theRadAleks » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:24 pm

You could use a program called Serverdoc which automatically restarts your server when it crashes, etc. http://www.serverdoc.com/

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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by Hello55 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:05 pm

Alright, sweet. I've never heard of that program before. Could you briefly explain how I could set that up for my SRCDS server?

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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by TacTicToe » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:38 pm

Infinitely better solution.

https://ashersoftware.com/
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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by theRadAleks » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:19 pm

Serverdoc is a simple and easy to use program, all you do is copy your launch parameters in the program and it starts and restarts it automatically after it goes down. Try both and choose the one you like better :D

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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by TacTicToe » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:06 am

Well in that case just add -nocrashdialog to your command line and the pop up wont even occur. The sedirector link I posted is still infinitely superior because besides being incredibly easy to use, it will not only restart a crashed server but will even update your server for you automatically. Very nifty little tool. I even bought a license for it to get the extra benefits. :)
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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by Hello55 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:55 pm

Thanks for the help guys! I tried ServerDoc and it works perfectly. I was thinking of trying the one at AsherSoftware but felt that it made too many changes for my liking. ServerDoc is fast and easy. Many thanks!

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Re: Server Auto-Restarts No Longer Work

Post by kaisar123 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:50 pm

Yeah im using serverdoc too but I cant auto start the server on boot and the autorun option on it dosn't work.

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