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From Leo Donahue <>
Subject Re: Moving tomcat Ver 6.0
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:04:11 GMT

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Christopher Schultz <> wrote:

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> Nick,
> On 11/5/14 2:48 PM, Nick Wall wrote:
> > We have a Win server 2003 running Tomcat and our software I need
> > to move this to a new win 2008 R2 server
> >
> > Is there an easy way to move everything over etc.
> >
> > Looking at easiest way to move everything over.
> It depends upon how you have everything set up. If you have a mostly
> default configuration and all your web applications are deployed into
> Tomcat's webapps/ directory, then you should be able to just copy the
> whole Tomcat directory from one machine to another.
> There are a few caveats:
> 1. If you are switching architectures (e.g. 32-bit to 64-bit, IA64 to
> x86_64, etc.) and you are using the tcnative library, then you'll have
> to make sure you place the library that matches your destination
> architecture into the right place (usually Tomcat's bin/ directory).
> 2. If you are running Tomcat as a Windows Service, then you'll have to
> re-register the service on the target machine once you've moved the
> files over. You can get a lot of mileage out of running the following
> on the command-line of the destination server:
>   C:\> SET CATALINA_HOME=C:\Path\To\Tomcat
>   C:\> SET CATALINA_BASE=C:\Path\To\Tomcat
>   C:\> %CATALINA_HOME%\bin\service.bat install
> You might want to run CATALINA_HOME\bin\tomcat6w.exe on the old
> machine and make sure all your settings are copied-over to the new one.

Yes.  I think I told you to check tomcat7w.exe.  Chris is correct, it would
be tomcat6w.exe, since you are on version 6 something.

> 3. You may have net networking components of services on the
> destination machine, so make sure you don't have any port conflicts.
> The easiest way to check for this is to start Tomcat and look at the
> catalina.out log file in Tomcat's logs/ directory. If it doesn't say
> anything about not being able to bind to a port, then you should be okay.

You can also run at the command prompt:  netstat -ano
to see what ports are being used and by what process.

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