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From Leo Donahue <>
Subject Re: Moving tomcat Ver 6.0
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:31:27 GMT
On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Nick Wall <> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leo Donahue []
> >
> I kinda wonder though if there is a windows service associated with this
> Tomcat.  Do you see anything called Tomcat6 in the windows services panel?
> >>
> Leo
> Yes I just  checked and there is a service running called Apache Tomcat
> As you can tell I have no clue to this installation :)
> Nick

Generic steps:

First step would be to decide whether you want to deploy a 32bit or 64bit
version of Tomcat.

1.  Download the latest Tomcat (32bit or 64bit, your decision)
1.b  Determine whether you want to download the zip or windows installer
version of that architecture.  In your case, probably the later.
2.  Download the latest java sdk (same architecture as you picked above).
3.  Install the java sdk, set the %JAVA_HOME% system environment variable.
if you need help, ask.
4.  Install Tomcat using the windows service installer.  If you used a
specific windows user account to run the previous service, make sure you
set that in in the service properties.
5.  In your previous Tomcat installation, you need to take note of all of
the settings and apply them to your new install.  This is the hard part.
You will want to compare the following files in the old and new installs:



tomcat-install-directory/bin  run tomcat6w.exe
you are looking for any custom settings for memory and other options...
(trying to recall the exact names of the tabs at the moment, where I am now
we block Tomcat because we use a different web server, can't even install
it here.. sorry list)

6.  Copy your webapps from the Tomcat6 webapps dir to Tomcat8 web apps
dir.  I would also investigate any custom settings to the
webapps/manager/META-INF/context.xml in the previous Tomcat6.  You don't
know if there was a custom valve or something applied in there other than
the default.

6.b  (Optional) Get rid of the docs and examples directories in your new
Tomcat, or move them somewhere else if you want to keep them.

7.  Make sure you copy the old ROOT web app directory to the new Tomcat.

8.  Hard to say, but you might also have had custom jar files in the
previous tomcat6-install-directory/lib   Only way to know is to compare
what was in there.

This sucks that you have no documentation on the previous install, makes
your life a little harder.  I'm sure others will chime in with things I
have forgotten.


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