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From Leon Rosenberg <>
Subject Re: Best practice to deply a web app
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:36:16 GMT
Also I'm not sure whether you may want to do it, but configureme
( allows you to configure 200
instances of your app in one war file). You specify configurations for
specific environments (and, most notably, configuraiton deltas), and
set the environment in the installation itself (with one property in

Actually, configureme was built to support configuration delta for
multiple systems (live,test,integration,dev) of one application in one
company but it will do your job also. If the application administrator
on customers site wants to manage the config files himself, you can
put the config files in a directory outside of tomcat installation and
simply add this directory to the classpath. This way you can update
the app without modifying the settings.


P.S. feel free to contact me off list, if you want to try it out and
need help with it.

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 12:25 AM, carlson weber filho<> wrote:
> But in my case, the client would like to update its software and I have
> about 200 clients with different databases on different locations. If I
> understood well your solution, I would generate 200 hundred wars , one for
> each client?
> PS: I don't deploy the application on internet, only on my customer's
> intranet
> Will Glass-Husain escreveu:
>> I generate site-specific war files.  I used to do this with an ant
>> script but now I use Maven.  With ant you can specify system variables
>> with the -D option (I do -Ddeploy=sitename) and with Maven you can
>> choose profiles with the -P option.  I keep setting files for each
>> server in source control and my build script downloads those and
>> copies them into the war.
>> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM, carlson weber filho<>
>> wrote:
>>> I always had a question that no one had answered me in a satisfactory
>>> manner. We are a comapny that develop desktop applications, using Delphi,
>>> and now we are migrating some products to Tomcat, using Wicket. When I
>>> want
>>> to update our software on a client, we replace the executable and run
>>> some
>>> scripts on the database automatically, all the settings like report
>>> templates, connection settings, stays the same on the software folder.
>>> How
>>> would I do this on a Java-ish way? When I generate the .WAR file and put
>>> it
>>> on the tomcat webapps folder, it will overwrite all my app files,
>>> including
>>> settings and etc. What is the best way to do this?
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