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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 7.0.27 on Mac OSX Lion -- Is it Possible to use Tomcat Parallel Deployment when the Context Name is Different than the WAR Name
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:27:49 GMT
On 01/07/2013 19:30, Majors, Jeremy wrote:
> The application I am working on currently runs in production under
> multiple contexts within tomcat and we are doing so by creating
> separate context.xml files for each where we specify the docbase
> which points to a single directory and each has a unique path value
> specified. We are currently evaluating the parallel deployment
> feature of Tomcat and I'm having trouble finding a way to get that to
> work with our current setup. I've read the tomcat documentation
> (
> and it doesn't appear to support our current setup,

In what way?

> but I wanted to
> reach out to the community and ask before we attempt to change how we
> setup tomcat.

As long as the WAR is outside the host's appBase you should be fine.

> Please note, I have been able to get the parallel
> deployment process to work if we create separate wars for each of our
> web sites and deploy them individually.  Also, there is logic that
> understands which "context" the site is running in and loads
> different configuration files and alters it's behavior based upon the
> context, so setting up aliases won't work for us (at least not based
> upon my understanding of how that piece of functionality works).
> Does anyone know if our current context configuration can work with
> the parallel deployment process and if so, how would that be
> accomplished?

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.


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