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From Johannes Ernst <jer...@netmesh.us>
Subject Re: Multiple contexts pointing to same WAR
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:49:25 GMT
I will try that, thanks, and report back.

If it works, will that create one ClassLoader for foo.war, or two (one per context?)

On Aug 15, 2011, at 9:43, Mark Thomas wrote:

> On 15/08/2011 17:38, Johannes Ernst wrote:
>> I'd like to run the same web app at multiple paths in Tomcat 6, e.g.
>> 	/foo1 -> foo.war
>> 	/foo2 -> foo.war
>> 
>> I was thinking of creating
>> 	$CATALINA_BASE/conf/[enginename]/[hostname]/foo1.xml
>> 	$CATALINA_BASE/conf/[enginename]/[hostname]/foo2.xml
>> with different entries for database names etc. but having
>> 	docBase
>> point to the same war, e.g.
>> 	/usr/share/foo/foo.war
>> 
>> But documentation
>> 	http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/config/context.html
>> in the docBase section seems to say that this won't give me autoDeploy functionality.
>> 
>> How can do I this so I can make updates to the app without restarting Tomcat? Do
I have to duplicate the WAR into foo1.war and foo2.war?
> 
> Try it an see what happens. If you don't get updates when the WAR
> changes, you can almost certainly get it working by via watched resources.
> 
> Mark
> 
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