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Jaikiran Pai

Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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We have an application packaged as a ear file. This ear file contains a file meant for our application. Is there any way that the changes to, when the application is running, be picked up. Is this possible in Websphere? I would like the changes to be picked up without having to redeploy the application or restart the server.

Thanks in advance.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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You definitely don't need to redeploy. I think you do need to restart the application though. If you are using clones, you can restart one clone at a time.

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Jaikiran Pai

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Thanks, Jeanne Boyarsky, for that answer.
Arshad Sharief

Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Posts: 14

To pick up the changes from file without restarting or redeploying the app, use


in your init() method.It will look for any changes in properties file, for every 60 sec(default), you can also change the timings.

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