Server stuck in restart/shutting down mode

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  • My server is stuck in restart/shutting down mode. I have tried to force a shut down and start up, but it continues trying, in a stuck mode. The server worked fine last night and this is the first time trying to log on today. Also, I have a server for every map in the cluster (10 total) and this is the only one stuck in this mode. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Hello,

    If you are still having issues, some basic things to do:

    (1) Restart the server. If is hangs, about 5-10m a button appears to forcestop, then restart.

    (2) Check out the server logs. If you see crashstack, that more likely is a corrupted gamefile. It happens with ARK. Sadly the resolution is to rollback to the last known saved file. And no way knowing which one is bad. Some folks that do not feel comfortable trying this- you can contact Support.

    (3) If this is a new server, try a reinstall. *note: sometimes this happens after a game update. Wildcard suggests to do a recovery backup.

    (4) If all the above fails, please contact Nitrado Support to further investigate. If you already have please continue to be patient. We are unable to assist you here in the forums.

    Moderators have no access to servers or accounts. We are volunteers and able to share experiences just like the rest as this is a Community Support Forum for Gamers and Admins just like you and I.


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