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Server Help VPS Server Error Opening File universe.chunks Permission denied

Discussion in 'Multiplayer' started by GreatEvilBetty, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Hi there.

    I have a VPS/VDS server running ubuntu 16.04-LTS x64 and I am trying to import my single-player universe to my multiplayer server, primarily my "home" world where I have my farms and crafting structures.

    I use WinSCP to move all of the files in my steamapps\common\Starbound\storage\universe folder on my desktop to the appropriate ./storage/universe directory on the server, but when I go to run starbound_server I get this error:

    [09:44:14.197] [Error] Fatal Exception caught: (IOException) Error opening file '../storage/universe/universe.chunks', error: Permission denied
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star13StarExceptionC1EPKcNSt7__cxx1112basic_stringIcSt11char_traitsIcESaIcEEE+0x66) [0x960f36]
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star11IOException6formatIJPKcPcEEES0_S3_DpRKT_+0x6e) [0x9677de]
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star4File5fopenEPKcNS_6IOModeE+0x11f) [0x96614f]
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star4File4openENS_6IOModeE+0x60) [0x8af6b0]
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star4File4openERKNS_6StringENS_6IOModeE+0xb0) [0x8afdd0]
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star23CelestialMasterDatabaseC2ENS_5MaybeINS_6StringEEE+0x3171) [0xa06f81]
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star14UniverseServerC2ERKNS_6StringE+0xba0) [0xec0190]
    ./starbound_server(main+0x1fc) [0x8436cc]
    /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf0) [0x7f59ee359830]
    ./starbound_server() [0x84da6c]
    Caught at:
    ./starbound_server(_ZN4Star14fatalExceptionERKSt9exceptionb+0x42) [0x963232]
    ./starbound_server(main+0x7ef) [0x843cbf]
    /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf0) [0x7f59ee359830]
    ./starbound_server() [0x84da6c] 
    If I delete the universe.chunks file the server starts properly, however everything I had done on any of the planets I had previously visited is reset.

    I am very new to using ubuntu terminal(like, I started doing this yesterday) and I have been searching help threads all over the place since last night with no luck.

    The two tutorials I am using to set up my server are the official LinuxServerSetup to get it up and running, and Starbound Dedicated Server with SteamWorkshop Tutorial so that I can use the server with mods.

    Any help would be appreciated. Please let me know if you need any other information.
  2. Okay I figured it out.

    Here is what I did for future reference.

    First off. The user I was logged in as needed to be in sudoers file. So when logged in as root I ran
    In the editor after the line that says
    root ALL=(ALL) ALL
    I added a line
    user ALL=(ALL) ALL
    ctrl+x to exit the editor.

    Next I logged back in as the user I am running the server as, then navigated to the universe.chunks file and ran
    sudo chmod +x universe.chunks
    Next I cd back to the main directory and ran
    sudo chown -R $user:$user /home/$user/$dir
    Where $user is the user you are running the server as and $dir is the main directory where all of the Steam files are installed.

    And that seemed to do it.

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