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From Electronjockey <>
Subject Re: seperating content from the application
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:34:14 GMT
Since Windows 2003 doesn't support symlinks to network shares, you might 
be able to use DFS. Though someone who knows DFS better than I might 
know for certain.

Something like this where "L:" is your local drive:

		-> \\DFS\network\target\publications
	 	-> \\DFS\network\target\images

M.H.G. Emmerig wrote:
> Hello
> Our current configuration:
> We are running tomcat 6.0.16 on windows 2003 enterprise.
> We have a website which consists of an application part and a content part.
> Both are in the same folder structure, eg.
> webapps\Root\applicationfiles
> webapps\Root\content\publications
> webapps\Root\content\images
> the application comes as a war file and the content is placed via another
> process.
> the folder structure is placed on a windows share.
> Our current problem:
> Whenever there is a problem with the share, the application crashes,
> because tomcat can't find the application files anymore.
> When the share comes back online, tomcat does not recover from the failure
> and a restart is the only option.
> Now I have the following questions:
> I think separating the application from the content and placing the
> application local to tomcat (basically on the same machine)
> will solve the recovery issue.
> I know placing everything local to the tomcat will be the best way and
> gives the best performance, but at the moment that is not an option.
> The questions
> - Will placing the app local to the tomcat solve the recovery issue?
> - Is there an easy way to seperate the app and the content, ie. some sort
> of pathsetting ?
> regards, Milko
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