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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: possible to define/deploy a context but not start it?
Date Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:46:50 GMT
> From: Jeff Ramin [mailto:jeff.ramin@singlewire.com]
> Subject: Re: possible to define/deploy a context but not start it?
> 
> > Deploying a webapplication, though, always starts it.
> >
> > If a webapplication is included as a<Context>  element in server.xml
> > (usually not recommended), it is always deployed and started when
> > server starts, regardless of deployOnStartup option.
> >
> > Besides the documentation, you may also want to look at the archives
> > of this list.  deployOnStartup/autoDeploy were discussed several
> > times.
> >
> I want to start an application via JMX. Thus, tomcat needs to be
> running, so that the JMX agent is available. But, I don't want my
> web application to be available until it gets explicitly started
> as the result of a JMX invocation of a WebModule bean.

Konstantin already gave you the answer:
> > It is possible to turn off auto-deploy (autoDeploy, deployOnStartup),
> > i.e. the webapplication will be present in webapps folder, but it will
> > not be running, nor will it be listed by Tomcat Manager.
> >
> > Deploying a webapplication, though, always starts it.

Your best bet is to leave the application _undeployed_ until you're ready for it, then deploy
it.

 - Chuck


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