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From Stanley Bradbury <Stan.Bradb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Embedded in Servlet on Tomcat?
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 18:49:31 GMT
Stanczak Group wrote:
> How does one get Derby embedded in a servlet under Tomcat. In my 
> development environment I'm using Netbeans and Tomcat. Tomcat install 
> is under root so I can't write to is, just my web modules directories. 
> I can connect to a path with Netbeans's database tool, but when I 
> launch the app on Tomcat I get errors that it can't create files like 
> createDD.jdbc and derby.log. I'm guessing this is because Derby is 
> showing it's home as the root of the Tomcat server.  The question is 
> why and how can I fix this? I have an absolute path set, but it still 
> does it. Shouldn't it write everything to that path and not just start 
> writing to where ever it decides home is?
Hi -

For embedded Derby to work properly it needs to be loaded high in the 
classloader hierarchy of the server.  As far as I know this cannot be 
done by an application, the application layer has too many restrictions 
and Derby is designed to be a shared resource.  Sharing Derby is done by 
integrating Derby with Tomcat as described in the JPetStore write-up at:


I believe that Derby in client/server architecture might be your only 
choice  if you cannot get Derby embedded as a global resource at the 
Server level.

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