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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: How is the server.xml file being pulled.
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2003 10:47:26 GMT
Look at setting the environment variables CATALINA_HOME and CATALINA_BASE. 
I've personally never set these different but I think that is what you want.


Joe Harmon wrote:

> I have an situation were we are deploying 3 instances of Tomcat off of
> the same directory stucture using three different server.xml files. 
> This is all being done for load balancing and is working fine and the
> instances are being started using the startup.bat file.  I have a
> different startup.bat file that will call the catalina.bat file for each
> instance of the server.xml file.
> For example:
> call "%EXECUTABLE%" run -config c:\Tomcat\conf\server.xml start
> call "%EXECUTABLE%" run -config c:\Tomcat\conf\server2.xml start
> call "%EXECUTABLE%" run -config c:\Tomcat\conf\server3.xml start
> This works fine on my box.  I was doing this for a customer and when I
> ported it over to their box I found out that they were not using the
> startup.bat file.  They are using a custom built file that calls in some
> parameters. I have tried to add these parameters so that the startup
> file could use them and it has problems.  Needless to say I need to find
> out how this file is pointing to the server.xml file so that I can point
> it to the others as well.
> The file in question is as follows:
> D:\j2sdk1.4.1_04\bin\java.exe -jar -Xmx1638m
> -Duser.dir="d:\Tomcat\406"
> "d:\Tomcat\406\bin\bootstrap.jar" start
> Any ideas on this?  This file works for the customer, but I need a way
> to have two more instances of it calling the server.xml file.  I tried
> changing the following in the catalina.bat
> set ACTION=start
> set ACTION=run -config d:\tomcat\406\conf\server2.xml start
> didn't work
> Joe Harmon
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