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From shivanic <shivani.chan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Common war file and multiple tomcat instances
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:06:27 GMT


Thanks Chris ! That was informative - Could you please confirm what is the
disadvantage of using the path attribute in the configuration file of the
application?

Regards
Shivani



Christopher Schultz-2 wrote:
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> Shivanic,
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> On 10/18/2010 5:38 AM, shivanic wrote:
>> I have read through the link suggesting not to go for using one physical
>> location of war for multiple instance of tomcat.
>> 
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/users@tomcat.apache.org/msg73906.html
> 
> Note that this was a warning of using a /network/ share to share WAR
> files. Using a single WAR file with multiple deployments should not be a
> problem, as long as you do things properly. Specifically, use a file in
> CATALINA_BASE/conf/[servicename]/[hostname]/[appname].xml that contains
> a docBase pointing to your WAR file, and does /not/ have a "path"
> attribute set. Then, make sure your WAR file is outside of the Tomcat
> installation directory: otherwise, you risk additional, unintended
> deployments.
> 
>> My question is : If we have a simple jsp's that use taglib and db - what
>> could be the possible issues if we use one common location for multiple
>> tomcat servers?
> 
> The content of the WAR file is largely irrelevant: it's the location of
> the WAR file that counts. As long as you use local storage, you should
> be fine.
> 
> - -chris
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