Inactive [INFO/ADMIN] LogBlock v1.54 - Enderdragon Logging! Tree Grow Logging! [1.4.5]

Discussion in 'Inactive/Unsupported Plugins' started by DiddiZ, Feb 15, 2011.

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    Version: 1.50​
    Find and Backroll those Damn Griefers
    LogBlock release are on DevBukkit:

    LogBlock dev builds:

    Please read the installation guide

    I won't port LogBlock myself to mcAPI. Source code is available, so it shouldn't be to difficult for someone else to do it, also I'm still here. so I can answer questions. If there is more than one willing, that's up to you to handle that.

    The reasons I take this step, are the usual: I quit playing Minecraft about 5 months ago and lastly I was struggling to keep up with updates. The developement of Guardian made slow progress, so I fear it won't be ready to fully replace LB in time.

    Download latest dev build: Jenkins
    View the source code: GitHub
    Table of contents:
    1. Description
    2. Features
    3. Why to use LogBlock
    4. Example command
    5. Older versions
    6. Change log
    7. Todo list / feature requests
    8. Permission nodes
    9. Plugins supporting this
    10. Support the dev
    11. How to post error messages
    12. Advertizing

    LogBlock logs block changes into a MySQL database. Block changes can be placed or destroyed block, explosions, burned blocks, sign text changes, chest access, leaves decay etc.
    It can be used as griefer identification tool, to find out who build a particular building, or even roll back changes by certain players. Other purposes can be e.g: Undoing of forest fires
    All additional features are optional, to keep the database as short as possible. All database actions run in their own threads to avoid server lags.
    The use of permissions plugin (or any clone) is possible, but not necessary.
    Uses Spout for chest logging (but it's fully optional, and there is no need for the client mod at all).

    • Logging for block placing, block braking, fire, explosions, leaves decay, signtexts, lava flow and chest content
    • Very mighty commands system, not only allowing to rollback and redo, but also to tp to blockchanges, delete log ingame etc. Full list of commands.
    • Many parameters for lookup/rollback/redo/tp/clearlog commands: Block changes of one ore more player, in a specific area, in a world edit selection, specific block types only, block changes older or newer that a specific date, destroyed/created block only, in a different world and combinations of all these parameters. Full list of parameters.
    • Rebuilding map after importing a backup (/lb redo)
    • Last parameter to use the parameters of the last command
    • Quick ingame lookup of block history a wood pickaxe or a bedrock block.
    • All commands accessible from console (exept tools :D)
    • Custom queries for tools.
    • Different tool modes (lookup, rollback, redo, writelogfile and clearlog)
    • Saves block data like wool color, log type, torch adjustment, etc
    • Multiworld and multiserver support (some servers sharing the same database)
    • BigBrother log import
    • Loggable super pickaxe plugin (not to confuse with WorldEdit's super pickaxe)
    • API
    • Webstats
    Why to use LogBlock:

    Example commands: (thanks to tha d0ctor, read more about commands here)

    /lb rollback player fire since 1d3h – rolls back fire 1 day 3 hours
    /lb rollback player fire since 1d3h area 15 – rolls back fire 1 day 3 hours within a radius of 15 blocks

    /lb rollback player thad0ctor since 1h - rolls back thad0ctor 1 hour
    /lb rollback player thad0ctor since 1d area 5 – rolls back thad0ctor actions for the last day within 5 blocks
    /lb rollback area 10 since 1h30m - rolls back all modifications within 10 blocks since the list 1 hours and 30 mins
    /lb rollback area 10 before 06.11.2011 - roll back all changes in an area of 1o before June 11th, 2011
    /lb rollback player thad0ctor since 05:36:00 - roll back all changes of thad0ctor since 05:36 (server time)

    Download, Command, Configuration and Details:

    -> Full changelog
    • LogBlock v1.50 # 81 (Dez. 13, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit 1.0.1-R1
      • Feature: /lb me shows the total block count
      • Feature: Chest logging without spout
      • Feature: Enderdragon logging
      • Feature: Logging for tree and mushroom grow (thanks to MD5 for the api)
      • Fix: Area param works again with default radius
      • Fix: Rollbacks got slowed down a bit to avoid rare server crashes
      • Fix: If mysql username, password or database only consist of unquoted numbers, LB will read them now
      • Config: World configs changed totally, some names changed and all logging options are now in an own section
    • LogBlock v1.41 #63 (Nov. 15, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1337
      • Fix: Players with spawnTools permission are no longer allowed to spawn all tools.
      • Fix: Added a check to avoid "The permission xy is already defined!" errors
    • LogBlock v1.40 #60 (Nov. 09, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1337
      • Feature: Custom auto ClearLog
      • Feature: Reduced error spam. Instead of like 40 line of error code, there is now just a warning stating the MySQL con
      • Feature: The queue will now be dumped after 10 tries even when the MySQL server is connected
      • Feature: Custom material names, allows naming custom blocks
      • Feature: LogBlock will now respond to messages when started without MySQL connection
      • Fix: Log import runs now async
      • Fix: Log import errors won't crash the server
      • Fix: Console commands work again
      • Fix: You can now use upper case letter in tool names (I don't know why you even should, but ...)
      • Config: Added, clearlog.enableAutoClearlog in main config. Added materials.yml. Removed clearlog.keepLogDays
      • Permissions: Added 'logblock.spawnTools'
    • LogBlock v1.32 (Oct. 04, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1240
      • Feature: Player info logging: firstLogin, lastLogin, onlinetime, ip. No ingame lookup yet.
      • Feature: /lb queuesize to see the current queue size
      • Fix: Door logging logs now also fence gates
      • Fix: Bukkit api break in CB #1191
      • Fix: time restriction works now as intended. Thanks to xrobau
      • Fix: Players with insufficient permissions can't smuggle bedrock from one world to another
      • Config: Added logPlayerInfo
    • LogBlock v1.30 (Sep. 22, 2011)
      Works with CraftBukkit recommended build #1185
      • Feature: Chat lookup /lb chat player diddiz search +admin +sucks +dicks (more info)
      • Feature: Door logging
      • Feature: Dynamic tools, define your own tools
      • Feature: Use since and before to define a timespan
      • Feature: Enderman logging
      • Feature: cake logging (who ate it)
      • Config: Added logEndermen, logCakes and logDoors to world config and moved the tool section in main config.
      • Permissions: logblock.tool changed to and
        logblock.toolblock to
    Todo List:

    Permission Nodes:

    Plugins supporting Logblock:
    List (open)

    When you want to appear your plugin here, tell me about

    Support the developer (that's me :D):
    If you want to support me writing plugins or want to thank me for the plugin/support, you can: Suggest features I missed, report bugs (best with fix :D), donate via PayPal, flattr my plugins, gift me The Witcher 2 (thanks to newyoukdaily), 2x 1GB DDR1 modules (thanks to HonestFlames), or send me the inner life of a laptop or netbook with a broken display (need it to build a model aircraft, so there is no need for parts like display and keyboard).


    How to post error messages:

    I won't aswer questions to general MySQL setup/installation/what is MySQL (there are lots of good tutorials out there, use google)
    Please read the installation guide before asking a question about installation problems.
    Please read the FAQ before posting a error report. It may be solved there.
    In case of rollback or lookup problems: Type /lb savequeue and try again (when it's fixed then, it was a consumer problem, see FAQ)
    When you post error messages, it's important to paste the whole stack trace!

    Newyorkdailys Plugin Support Buisness (open)
    Still can't get LogBlock working, or any other plugin? Are you getting errors in your console and cant figure out why? Newyorkdaily offers Basic/Advanced Plugin support.
    • General/Advanced troubleshooting: FREE!
    • Plugin Installations: 1-2 Plugins - FREE!
    • 3 or More Plugins - $2
    Click on the link below to connect to him now!

    There is a LogBlock irc channel: #logblock at
    You can ask me on skype. My name is 'hawky.diddiz'.
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    if my world is in a folder, will this still work?
    worldnames: [data/world8, nether]
    or would i just do [world8, nether] ?
    Also i'm getting a "#1044 - Access denied for user 'MYNAME'@'localhost' to database 'lb-main'"
    when attempting to create a database using phpmyadmin? I'm guessing my server host didn't setup the permissions correctly so I can have access to create a database?
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    Just the world name without the path.

    Yes, it seems like that you don't have the rights to create databases. Maybe you can use an existing one?
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    yeahMan <-server.log <-tables.sql <-config.yml (will remove path on next attempt)
    ^this is before I tried removing the path and attempting to use a database that already exists.
    in the phpmyadmin panel I simply clicked the default db (on left-click panel side) --> import --> tables.sql. That ran fine. Reloaded server with logblock.jar in plugins and the plugins/logblock folder all set. will attempt later without the path for the world8.

    LogBlock also disabled some plugins on reload or at least worldguard stopped fire spread after reload with logblock.jar enabled b/c some stuff caught on fire that wouldn't have with worldguard on. [server.log w/ plugins running after reload ]
    cb build: 445
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    @DiddiZ , Just checking how things were going. I was considering to start using this and if you had any cautions for me hehe. I tried BigBrother today after not using for ages. First thing I got was out of date errors hehe.
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    The error log indicates, that there is a problem while connecting to the db.
    Is port 3306 forwarded to the MySQL server?
    Is the MySQL server config set on local connections only?

    This can be caused by the nullpointer exception. The reload seems to stop then.
    I added the missing nullpointer check. (Next release will have a lot bugfixes :D)
    I planned to release today the v0.6, but my test server was down for nearly the entire day, so I can't test. (And I don't want to release an untested version:D)
    I'm aiming for tomorrow (but I'm not like CraftBook:p)
    --- merged: Mar 3, 2011 9:37 PM ---
    Things are getting better here :D
    I spended hours to improve LB. (And bug reports really helpfull now)
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    Sweet well just tested on my test server and works wonderful so far :)

    Thanks btw one the things I liked about LogBlock is it was pretty good for large servers!
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    Nice to hear [​IMG].
    Im also working on some performance improvements, because I noticed some unnecessary code in the over taken classes.
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    Glad to hear that. Btw you have a repository? I been keeping updating everything on here:

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    hey, a little question, is it possible to get this feature -> a notification when someone destroys certain blocks, for example gold blocks (sorry again for my bad english :D)
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    It's not really a notification, but you can do:
    /lb block gold_block 9999
    But for future, I'm maybe going to write a plugin that will scan the log for possible grifers.
    --- merged: Mar 3, 2011 11:53 PM ---
    Edit: But I'm thinking about
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    hm thanks but /lb block brings me nothing :p I mean a notification like by use waterbucket :)
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    Me too, but that I'm delayed for one day due to a test server crash is no reason to yell at me.
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    im sorry if i cam across as yealling at you, i didnt meen it like that. it was more of a personal freekout.
    i updated my craftbukkit today and some of my players fravert plugins didnt work and some i wanted to work didnt but do now so yea...(-)_(-)
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    Just released v0.6
    Many bugfixes, cuboid rollback and default-time config for rollbacks
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    many thanks for the 0.6 version, blockhistory permissions problem are fixed :)
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    so i had this issue with logblock.jar itt wont load
    craftkukkit (downloaded on 3/4/2011 8:00pm)
    mysql is all set up but i get this message any ideas?

    Could not load plugins/LogBlock.jar in plugins: null
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugin(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugins(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.d(
    Caused by: error in opening zip file
    at Method)
    at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(
    at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(
    ... 8 more
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    just curious, what is the purpose of the lib-main-extra table to logblock generates?
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    Sign texts are logged there.

    I read that a corrupted dowload can lead to such an error. Download again and say me whether that fixed it.
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    Yeah no issues here so far. Only tested locally though.
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    THIS IS HOW TO WITH MYSQL. (asuming u have all ready did the
    apt-get update command twice.) type or copy paste what i put in
    apt-get install mysql-server && mysql-client
    (let it work no passwords are needed and hit "y",enter)

    (ok we in mysql now)
    (thats done)
    USE blocks;
    (ok good)
    (this next part download jedit for ur home PC-mac and open this in it
    CREATE TABLE `blocks` (
    `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
    `date` datetime NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00',
    `player` varchar(32) NOT NULL DEFAULT '-',
    `replaced` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
    `type` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
    `x` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
    `y` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
    `z` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
    PRIMARY KEY (`id`),
    KEY `coords` (`y`,`x`,`z`),
    KEY `type` (`type`),
    KEY `data` (`data`),
    KEY `replaced` (`replaced`),
    KEY `player` (`player`)
    (ok good, ok now copy all that to jedit then copy it from jedit in to ur liunx window. if u did like i said ull get this message; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.66 sec)
    (ok next)
    (copy paste same as abvove but with this instead;
    CREATE TABLE `blocks-e` (
    `id` int(11) NOT NULL,
    `extra` text,
    PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
    (ok good, ur all done. u dont have to do this but i do it, reboot ur server its self as in the hardware part of it)
    (now run ur minecraft and have fun!!)
    (and dont for get to update the config.yml with the file name and the password u used, if u didnt make one remod the pass thats there now)
    (my 1.3 server with this plugin and meny outhers come join us 4 players =)
    plugin maker feel free to edit and use this post as you please =)
    plugin maker since i did this for u can u do my permissons for me i just dont under stand them (permissons 1.2.1) send me a pm if you will do this for me, it would be a great favor in return. OR can u make it so that infchest is OP ONLT on everything.
    --- merged: Mar 5, 2011 2:22 PM ---
    it turns out that the download is a ZIP file need to be converted in to a .jar excubital file. i cheat when i do it.
    i copy a exc.jar file open it and the .ZIP in an extractor and swap-out the contents save rename the .jar file to pluginname and thats it real easy.
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    That is an Internet Explorer bug. Jars are downloaded as zips. You only have to rename the zip to jar, because it's already a jar, only with a false extension. My first thougt when I read your error message was this, but for me .zip files in the plugins folder are ignored and don't lead to an error.
  24. how close is it, if at all coming, is Chest Access Logs from being apart of LogBlock?
    I was using BB, but it started causing some super lag every hour after the database his 100k actions. The only solution i was given there was to empty teh database when it got too full... which is not a good solution, especially if it has to be done every hour, manually (not much of a record).

    So i'm coming here in hopes that it will provide me with the speed and non-lag-causing effects i'm looking for
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    Chest logging is still in planning phase. I'm thinking about an efficient way to do this. And I'm trying to differentiate between a player who only looks inside, a player who donates something and a griefer who actual steals the content.
  26. ah yeah... personally, i would only care if they took something out (as i'm sure most people would feel the same way), but i can definitely see the use of the other actions.
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    So, here is a situation. TNT is allowed on my server, but not for spam. So, can i use this tool to roll back SOME explosions?
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    Does anyone have a list of what each data/type id in the sql table refers to?
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    Yes, you can either rollback all explosions:
    /lb rollback player environment 1 hour
    or only in an area:
    /lb rollback area 10 1 hour
    Hm, I should code a rollback player area, would be helpfull, too.
    But atm I can only tell, when some one opens a chest, the hooks aren't done yet.
    Anyway I'll implement the main chest logging code the next days.
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    Is there a way to make this work with worldedit? Maybe not the //set and stuff as that can be thousands of blocks, but the super pickaxe isn't picked up by this. I'm not sure if this is possible, and if it is, how much it'd hit the performance.
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    No, it's not possible. Pay attention to whom you give WE permissions.
    (I should write a faq ...)

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