ALE Restart Watchdog



Monitors the shutdown process of the Server. If the shutdown takes too long to complete it will hard-kill it and restart the server after that.

This allows to get past the restart hangs that appear every now and then especially on huge servers.


This plugin only really works on Dedicated machines where Torches restart Command also works. Managed hosting systems where you only manage the server via web panel and ftp will have issues you cannot avoid.

Most commonly the server being started, but not being shown in your admin panel. So restarting it again wont work due to the port being blocked.


We now have a UI in torch. If you want to use the XML Version see below:

There is only one setting to change which is the time to wait before the force restart will happen.

The default config is 120 Seconds which can be set up in the RestartWatchdog.cfg in your Instances folder

Edit: <DelayInSeconds>120</DelayInSeconds> to whatever seconds you need.


Beta? Version Note Date Download DL Count
v1.0.2.1 Compatibility fixes and recompile for 195 Update. No new Features 6/24/20 7:06:09 PM Download 930
v1.0.2.0 Server wont be forcefully restarted when a World-Save is still going on. 6/7/20 3:00:46 PM Download 260
v1.0.1.6 Fixed: Autorestarts working again after Torch started to use a different Flag of the config. 4/23/20 11:43:18 PM Download 312
v1.0.1.5 Just a recompile to fix various problems with new update no code changes 3/19/20 10:49:08 PM Download 321
v1.0.1.4 Added Debug Info to Plugin 12/17/19 11:15:55 AM Download 440
v1.0.1.1 Option to disable added 6/1/19 6:29:35 PM Download 595
v1.0.1.0 UI Added 5/22/19 7:26:56 PM Download 257
v1.0.0.2 Seems like a Blocking Plugin in Unloaded State can also Block the Watchdog. Now it will keep running till the server is restarted. and not stop beforehand. 4/15/19 11:31:14 AM Download 274
v1.0.0.1 Will also restart when Unloaded State was reached now. In case other Plugins prevent that from working 4/14/19 8:32:21 PM Download 197
v1.0.0.0 4/7/19 9:47:15 PM Download 215