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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: Help needed with
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2007 06:59:01 GMT
I have to go back and see the directory layout your proposing.  I  
didn't see a specific proposal in the JIRA so if I'm covering  
existing ground my apologies.

How about for purposes of this discussion:


We organize servers by default as:


and have

be a template that can be copied into new servers.  This way users  
could easily customize their default.

Then, when a server instance is starting if the directory is not  
there you fail with a message.  Suppose we want to start Geronimo  
server geronimo03.  The user provides the required parm: when starting the server.

If the tree doesn't exist we fail with a message like: "Server  
instance 'geronimo03' has not been initialized.  Please run the script to create a new instance."

The script would simply copy the template files  
into a new tree like:


This way the server operates out of the box in this configuration  
with a default name, the server itself does not have to manage the  
environment and the user has the usability increased because we have  
a script that will set things up.  How does this approach sound?   
Sounds like we're almost there.

On Apr 25, 2007, at 11:47 PM, Donald Woods wrote:

> If I was creating new server instances, I'd like to always start  
> with a "known" var/config.xml

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