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From "Andrés González" <>
Subject Re: hot deployment questions
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 14:11:21 GMT
Only one question: why don't you want the webapp to be reloaded?

You can save your sessions easily using the Session Manager (just
insert the following in your context.xml:   <Manager

On 8/28/06, Hammad Sophie <> wrote:
> Hello.
> I've searched through and read a number of messages related to 'hot
> deployment'. All of them deal with hot deploying the ENTIRE webapp, not
> just particular classes in my webapp.
> We use tomcat as the application server/container for our application.
> We use a single production server running a single instance of tomcat on
> client sites. Frequently we run into a situation where a bug fix must be
> deployed without restarting tomcat or even reloading the webapp. This
> works well when a patch contains only JSPs. We simply unzip/copy the
> jsps into the webapps/blah directory and tomcat recompiles them itself
> automatically. However, alot of times, our patches also contain our
> class files [located in webapps/blah/WEB-INF/classes]. Currently we can
> copy these files to the appropriate directory within tomcat, but they do
> not get picked up unless tomcat is restarted or the webapp redeployed.
> Is there any way to 'hot deploy' certain classes within a webapp such
> that the entire webapp does not reload, but only the new classes are
> picked up and used?
> Thanks.
> Hammad.


Andrés González.

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