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From uddav <>
Subject What are the effects of keeping large files in the ROOT directory?
Date Wed, 20 May 2009 15:20:44 GMT

Hello Everyone,

I have a question about keeping large files in the ROOT directory in Tomcat?

We have an index.html file in the location .../webapps/ROOT directory which
has a link pointed to a PDF file which is almost 10MB in size and is located
in the same directory . Our users click open the link to have the PDF open
in their web browsers. My question is-Is it a good practice to keep that PDF
on the ROOT directory itself? Will it in any case bring down Tomcat, if the
volume of request to view this PDF file is very high? I apologize if my
question is very generic as I am a novice on this area.

We are using Tomcat 5.0.27 and our server O/S is SunOS 5.8.

I would very much appreciate any insight and suggestions regarding this.

Thank you
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