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From "Berneburg, Cris J. - US" <>
Subject RE: 8.5 - multiple host configuration question
Date Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:39:59 GMT
Chris and Chris (but not Chris)

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Cheshire [] 
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 9:16 PM
To: Tomcat Users List <>
Subject: Re: 8.5 - multiple host configuration question

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 5:29 PM, Christopher Schultz <> wrote:
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> Chris,
> On 9/5/17 3:39 PM, Chris Cheshire wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:07 PM, Christopher Schultz
>>> If I were king, I'd set things up like this:
>>> 1. Tomcat is installed in /usr/local/tomcat (or 
>>> /usr/local/tomcat-x.y.z, or /opt/whatever, etc.). 2. Tomcat is never 
>>> launched with CATALINA_BASE=/usr/local/tomcat 3. Each user has their 
>>> own CATALINA_BASE directory in their own home directory (or wherever 
>>> in the fs tree). No need to put anything in /usr/local which is 
>>> usually considered to be shared and read-only. CATALINA_BASE is just 
>>> a directory with the following directories in it: work/ logs/ conf/ 
>>> lib/ webapps/. Anything in there overrides anything in the 
>>> CATALINA_HOME where Tomcat is installed. I'd recommend using a 
>>> custom conf/server.xml and leaving everything else pretty much alone 
>>> except maybe a JDBC driver in CATALINA_BASE/lib that isn't necessary 
>>> for all the other Tomcats that will be running on the server.
>>> This gives you a LOT of flexibility:
>>> [SNIP]
> Thank you for the explanations, this helps considerably.

Ditto!  I saved a copy in my archives of accumulated Tomcat wisdom.  The problem is that the
info is still stored in my computer and not in my brain.

Cris Berneburg
CACI Lead Software Engineer

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