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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: Multiple Server Configurations
Date Thu, 18 May 2006 23:55:31 GMT
I'm fine for leaving the code in 1.1 to play with but I'm -1 in promoting it in 1.1.  This
should be 
a 1.2 item.  One of the reasons we end up making disruptive changes later in the release is
we don't 
have time to think this through and we'll be unhappy with the answer and end up tweaking it
next time.

That said, for 1.2 this is really needed as clustering will probably take shape.  I'd prefer
start the discussion now and finish it in 1.2.  Here's my 2c.


A major grouping off of Geronimo makes sense so we can group servers together.  It would make
to me to leave geronimo/var as the legacy, single server and the above as the clustered convention.

Aaron Mulder wrote:
> All,
> David Jencks just backported a feature that lets you create multiple
> server configurations inside a single Geronimo installation.  This
> affects the contents of the var/ directory, if I understand it right.
> So essentially, you could create a structure like this:
> geronimo/var/...   (default configuration)
> geronimo/server1/var/...   ("server1" configuration)
> geronimo/another/var/...   ("another" configuration)
> In other words, you can create subdirectories with their own copies of
> var/* and then tell Geronimo during startup to read from foo/var/*
> instead of var/* using a command-line parameter.
> I'd like to propose one change to this, and that is, that we eliminate
> the "var" directory and set it up one of these two ways -- the
> difference being whether the default server configuration is named
> something like "default" or named "var":
> Option 1: default configuration named "var":
> geronimo/var/...   (default configuration)
> geronimo/server1/...   ("server1" configuration)
> geronimo/another/...   ("another" configuration)
> Option 2: default configuration named e.g. "default":
> geronimo/default/...   (default configuration)
> geronimo/server1/...   ("server1" configuration)
> geronimo/another/...   ("another" configuration)
> It seems somewhat more usable to me if, for example, the log directory
> is immediately underneath the server configuration directory.  For
> anyone who's not real UNIX-oriented, I think it will be much nicer to
> look in the configuration directory and see config/ log/ security/ etc
> instead of just seeing "var".
> Any thoughts on this?
> Thanks,
>    Aaron

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