Create and restore snapshots of player dat files containing their gear, inventory, enderchest, level and location.

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  • Take snapshot upon player entering a world.
  • Take snapshot upon player leaving a world.
  • Take snapshot upon player death.
  • Take periodic snapshots at set intervals.
  • Take manual snapshops of player's dat files.
  • Restore snapshot via command, takes effect upon log off.
  • Automatic culling of old snapshots.
  • Supports UUID dat files. (v0.7)


  • Java 6+
  • A permissions plugin.


  • Add the PlayerSnapshots.jar to your server's plugins folder.
  • Start the server, enjoy.


  • /ps version: Get the current version of the plugin.
  • /ps reload: Reload the config.
  • /ps create: Create a snapshot of a player.
  • /ps search: Show snapshots of a player.
  • /ps restore: Restore a snapshot to its owner.
  • /ps restoreto: Restore a snapshot to a specific player.
  • /ps rename: Rename an existing snapshot.
  • /ps delete: Delete an existing snapshot.


  • ps.user:
    • ps.snapshot.periodic
    • ps.snapshot.player-death
    • ps.snapshot.player-login
  • ps.admin:
    • ps.create
    • ps.reload
    • ps.restore
    • ps.restoreto
    • ps.rename
    • ps.delete


  • properties
    • use-metrics: Let know you're running the plugin.
    • debug-messages: Send some debug messages to console.
    • default-lifetime: How long to keep snapshots.
  • periodic-snapshots:
    • enabled: Enabled/disabled.
    • lifetime: How long to keep periodic snapshots.
    • interval: When to take the snapshot.
  • event-snapshots:
    • player-death: Take snapshots upon player death. When restored they'll be alive at the location they died at.
    • player-login: Take snapshots upon player login.
    • world-enter: Take snapshots upon player entering a world.
    • world-leave: Take snapshots upon player leaving a world (doesn't include nether/end portal usage).


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent 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

Read more here. This functionality can be disabled in the config file.


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