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From Charl Gerber <charlger...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat/Plesk datasource setup problems
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:23:38 GMT
I currently DO have my own Tomcat server, but the
application is now moved to South Africa (site for a
business over there, makes it a lot faster for the
users who will 99% be based in SA) and Tomcat hosting
alone is difficult, leave alone a private JVM.


--- Ken Bowen <kbowen@als.com> wrote:

> Why not move your hosting to an isp who provides a
> vps?
> Then you get complete control of your own tomcat;
> the whole thing looks and
> feels like you have your own server, even though you
> are sharing the 
> physical machine.:w
> 
> The prices I've seen are comparable to those where
> you have to share 
> your tomcat.
> 
> My 2 cents...
> 
> Ken Bowen
> 
> Charl Gerber wrote:
> > Turns out datasource configuration is not possible
> > using Plesk as a shared tomcat server, the guys at
> > Plesk themselves told me.
> >
> > That sucks. Means I have to create and manage the
> > Datasource in my app... minor refactoring, but not
> a
> > nice way of doing it. I also use hibernate and
> could
> > only get that working by defining its own
> connection
> > pooling. So now I have two pools :((
> >
> >
> > --- Pid <p@pidster.com> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> Charl Gerber wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I just moved my hosting from a provider where I
> >>>       
> >> had a
> >>     
> >>> private Tomcat server with complete control over
> >>>       
> >> it to
> >>     
> >>> a provider that uses Plesk and I share the
> Tomcat
> >>> server with other users. The provider has no
> >>>       
> >> Tomcat
> >>     
> >>> knowledge in house and the Tomcat service is
> >>>       
> >> rarely
> >>     
> >>> used, so they couldn't help me with this
> problem.
> >>>       
> >> which version of tomcat?
> >>
> >>     
> >>> I want to create a jdbc datasource for my
> >>>       
> >> application.
> >>     
> >>> If we manually create it in server.xml, the
> >>>       
> >> provider
> >>     
> >>> claims that the changes are overwritten and
> >>>       
> >> removed
> >>     
> >>> every time someone uploads a new .war file. (Is
> >>>       
> >> this
> >>     
> >>> true?) 
> >>>       
> >> AFAIK, server.xml is not altered by war file
> >> deployments.
> >> Tomcat would need to be restarted in order that
> >> those alterations to
> >> server.xml are evaluated.
> >>
> >> I also do not want to define the datasource as
> >>     
> >>> eg a global resource, as it would mean the other
> >>>       
> >> users
> >>     
> >>> of the tomcat server can get access to my
> >>>       
> >> database.
> >>     
> >>> I tried to configure the datasource in the
> >>>       
> >> context.xml
> >>     
> >>> of my application and put it in my .war file.
> This
> >>> works fine on my development server, but when
> >>>       
> >> uploaded
> >>     
> >>> to the Tomcat server with Plesk, a server.xml
> >>>       
> >> entry
> >>     
> >>> for my application is created without the
> >>>       
> >> datasource
> >>     
> >>> settings and I cannot access my database.
> >>>       
> >> What are the details of the entry being made in
> >> server.xml?
> >> Is Plesk making these alterations?
> >> What process are you using to upload the WAR?
> >>
> >>     
> >>> How and where can I properly define a datasource
> >>>       
> >> for
> >>     
> >>> my application so that Plesk will set the Tomcat
> >>> configuration correctly?
> >>>       
> >> META-INF/context.xml is the best location I
> think.
> >>
> >> Please provide more details about the tomcat
> version
> >> and the answer to
> >> the questions above.
> >>
> >>
> >> p
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>     
> >>> CG
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>       
> >
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