Offline Server Starts

Last updated 4 months ago

Sometimes you may wish to start a server on a computer that doesn't have access to the Internet. However, you may notice that running a command such as the following will throw an error trying to connect to ForgeBox:

start cfengine=lucee@5.x

That is because 5.x is a semver range and not a specific version. CommandBox must connect to ForgeBox to see what versions of the CF engine lucee can be found to use the latest one.

Be More Specific

If you know that a CF engine is already downloaded in your server's artifacts directory, start your server with a specific major, minor, and patch version to skip the ForgeBox check.

start cfengine=lucee@5.0.0+252

NOTE: If this fails, check the location of the folder structure below the artifacts folder for it's exact path. e.g. /artifacts/lucee/5.0.0+252/lucee.zip - The box command for this would be: start cfengine=lucee@5.0.0+252 This follows the pattern: /artifacts/[server-type]/[server-version]/[server-type].zip Useful if you've manually downloaded the file from forgebox and need to rename it.

Fail Safe

If CommandBox needs to connect to ForgeBox to resolve a version number and ForgeBox is unavailable, it will look in your local artifacts cache to try and find a cached version of that CF engine that satisfies your semver range. This means you may not get the latest version of that CF Engine, but at least your server will start up.