File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Tomcat and the fly likes Register a resource (database) in Tomcat. Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Products » Tomcat
Bookmark "Register a resource (database) in Tomcat." Watch "Register a resource (database) in Tomcat." New topic

Register a resource (database) in Tomcat.

Dmitry Zhuravlev
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 93
Gentlemen, need help with registering Tomcat resources.

My task is to deploy a Java CMS named dotCMS on remote Tomcat server. This CMS is already running on local server, but a problem is that dotCMS by default uses ROOT.xml file located in tomcat\conf\Catalina\localhost to register a database connection with Resource tag. I cannot change ROOT.xml on hosting server, and also I suppose its better to place resource definitions in special context.xml file for each application deployed. Thats why I copied Resource tag into the context.xml located in webapps/myApp/META-INF and removed the ROOT.xml file. Unfortunately this helped me not: my application failed to start.

Where I went wrong?
May be I need to change some other tomcat settings?
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Register a resource (database) in Tomcat.
It's not a secret anymore!