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Register a resource (database) in Tomcat.

Dmitry Zhuravlev
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Joined: Apr 14, 2010
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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?
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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