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CoreProtect 2

CoreProtect - Fast, efficient block logging, rollbacks, and restores

Version: v2.12.0

CoreProtect is a fast, efficient, data logging and anti-griefing tool. Rollback and restore any amount of damage. Designed with large servers in mind, CoreProtect will record and manage data without impacting your server performance.

CoreProtect is the #1 most-used anti-griefing plugin, and has been actively developed since early 2012.

Latest 1.8.7:
Tekkit Classic: (Old, works with CB 1.2.5)

Video Tutorial: (by jfreeze256)

Core Features

  • Fast efficient data logging.
  • Fast rollbacks - no lag while performing rollbacks/restores.
  • Multi-threaded to ensure server performance is never impacted
  • No configuration required. Put the plugin on your server, and you're good to go.
  • SQLite based data storage.
  • Optional MySQL support.
  • Easy to use commands.
  • Perform rollbacks AND restores. Undo any rollback, anytime.
  • Easy to use block inspector
  • Advanced search-based lookup tool.
  • Paginated logs.
  • Automatic update checker.
  • Multi-world support.
  • Enable or disable any aspect of logging in the configuration file.
  • Rollback per-player, or just do a global rollback to all damage around you.
  • Specify certain block types to skip in rollbacks/restores.
  • Restrict rollbacks/restores to specific block types
  • Log basic player actions (such as when a player opens a door)
  • Liquid tracking. Associate liquid flow with players
  • Tree tracking. Trees grown from saplings show who originally planted the sapling.
  • Restrict rollbacks/restores to a radius area.
  • Supports bucket permission system.
  • Able to track blocks that fall off of other blocks. If a player breaks a block that had a sign on it, both the block and the sign can be rolled back.
  • Easily delete old log data.
  • Safe default parameters.
  • Rollback or restore multiple players at once.
  • Create per-world configuration files.
  • Lookup, rollback, or restore by a specific action.
  • Exclude multiple users or blocks.
  • Preview rollbacks or restores.
  • Use WorldEdit selections.
  • An easy to use API.
  • Works with Tekkit servers
  • ...and much more!!

What does it log?

  • Log blocks broken by players.
  • Log blocks placed by players.
  • Log natural block breakage (ex: if a sign pops off a dirt block that was broken)
  • Log bucket usage
  • Log liquid flow
  • Log tree growth
  • Log mushroom growth
  • Log vine growth.
  • Log explosions (TNT, Creepers, Ghasts, etc)
  • Log flint & steel and fire charge usage.
  • Log fire igniting blocks.
  • Log blocks burning up in fires.
  • Log entities changing blocks (Endermen/Enderdragons)
  • Log block movement (Falling sand/gravel)
  • Log leaf decay
  • Log player interactions
  • Log Nether portal generation
  • Log blocks moved by pistons
  • Log crops trampled by players
  • Log snow generated by snow golems
  • Log items taken or placed in chests, furnaces, dispensers, etc.
  • Log paintings and item frames. (With rollback support!)
  • Log entities killed by players (animals/monsters)
  • Log chat messages and commands used by players.
  • Log player sessions (logins/logouts)
  • Log username changes
  • Log changes done by WorldEdit.
  • ...and the list is still expanding!

How to use the inspector.

Once you have the inspector enabled ("/core inspect", or just "/co i"), you can do the following:

  • Left-click a block to see who placed that block.
  • Right-click a block to see what adjacent block was removed.
  • Right-click (place) a block in a location to see what block was removed at that location.
  • Right-click (place) a block in another block to see who placed it. (ex: place dirt in water to see who placed the water)
  • Right-click on a door,button,lever,chest,etc, to see who last used it.

A Few Reviews

  • "It's easy to use and lightning fast when it comes to rollbacks."
  • "I've been running a MC server since before Bukkit, so I've used just about every block logger out there. CoreProtect is the best and the fastest."
  • "Go with CoreProtect. It's fast, updated frequently, and logs WorldEdit."
  • "Overall it felt more natural, simpler, and much faster to use CoreProtect than Prism, which just doesn't compare."
  • "CoreProtect brings complex logging and rollbacks, whilst at the same time keeping a low profile."

Plugin Metrics

This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which anonymously collects and sends the following information to

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's version of Java
  • Whether the server is in offline or online mode
  • The plugin's version
  • The server's version
  • The OS version/name and architecture
  • The core count for the CPU
  • The number of players online
  • The Metrics version

Opting out of this service can be done by editing plugins/Plugin Metrics/config.yml and changing opt-out to true.



Guides & Resources

API Documentation


Join #coreprotect on | EsperNet Web IRC


Thanks to HostHorde for sponsoring CoreProtect!

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  • Avatar of Jackmawer Jackmawer Dec 04, 2015 at 18:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @crysis992: Go

    I know this isn't a solution, but if nothing else you could simply delete the database. I'd also check the logs to be sure it's not actually cleaning up in the background. This all probably sounds trivial, but it might work :)

  • Avatar of HellJumperCentral HellJumperCentral Dec 04, 2015 at 03:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Not sure if it would be you or mcph to go to with this but everytime I attempt to download coreprotect the only thing to be downloaded from it would be the jar file to just download it instead of all the files needed.

  • Avatar of crysis992 crysis992 Dec 01, 2015 at 17:09 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm not sure, but i guess the purge feature isn't working.
    I've tried it now multiple times to purge data older than 100 days. It says it has started, but it never finishes the purge process.
    The CoreProtect database has now a size of 20gb and i would like to clean old data (also data from worlds I've unloaded months ago)

    As stated, I've used the correct command

    /co purge t:100d r:#nether_02 (also tried it without the radius parameter)

    1. The database size does never decrease
    2. Even after 48 hours of waiting, it tells me that there is currently a purge in progress.

    No errors or any information on console, except the message that the purge has started.


  • Avatar of Wazes Wazes Nov 26, 2015 at 08:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Intellii: Go

    Hello is it possible to log spawners and roll them back? We haven't been able to.

    Server IP:

  • Avatar of RRodolfo RRodolfo Nov 14, 2015 at 19:36 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having a big issue! So for my op prison server I've had this plugin since JUNE and last month we moved to a dedicated box and when i do /co i it says enabled, but when i click on anything nothing shows up. I checked the plugin folder and i got this:

    Oct 25 20:21 Was the last day it worked i guess?

  • Avatar of KingFaris10 KingFaris10 Nov 11, 2015 at 15:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Intellii: Go

    Can you please not just add an instanceof check to prevent this error from printing out?


  • Avatar of firecombat4 firecombat4 Nov 06, 2015 at 22:00 UTC - 1 like

    @groovybluedog: Go

    If you had spent 5 minutes reading the commands and help section you would have found out how to use the plugin.... also this should definitely not replace world backups, you obviously havent bothered to read what this plugin is, how it works or anything about it. You cant blame other people for your stupidness.

  • Avatar of wesseltonfreak wesseltonfreak Nov 06, 2015 at 13:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the fast reply!
    Using the v.2.12.0 and here's a pastebin of the config file:

    Something worth mentioning is that it doesn't log Worldedit, is it something completely broken with our config file?

  • Avatar of Intellii Intellii Nov 06, 2015 at 12:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @wesseltonfreak: Go

    Please provide a copy of your config.yml file. As well, what version of CoreProtect are you using?

  • Avatar of wesseltonfreak wesseltonfreak Nov 05, 2015 at 20:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem where I've set default-radius to 10, but when I don't specify a radius ingame it defaults to #global.

    Can anyone help me? This is a major issue as it can easily result in a fresh moderator performing a global scaled rollback without meaning to.


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Mar 09, 2012
Last update
Jul 02, 2015
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