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Restart Tomcat Everytime?

Gregg Bolinger
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I develop web apps in Eclipse using the Lomboz Plugin. I have an ANT task to deploy my web app into the tomcat/webapps folder. I do not deploy a WAR file do to an XML file I have for my datasource. (tomcat won't unpack the WAR file).
Anyway, Typically, I deploy the app, start Tomcat, test, the Stop Tomcat and undeploy.
Do I have to restart Tomcat everytime? Or can I just leave it running. It seems to tear away at my resources on my PC.

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William Brogden
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There is a rather elegant manager application in current Tomcat versions that will undeploy/deploy web applications without completely stopping and starting Tomcat.
Gregg Bolinger
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I would rather use my ANT script to handle all my deploy and undeploy operations. This also keeps me inside eclipse instead of going to another window.
Maybe I should get the IE plugin for eclipse and just run that manager from the plugin. Now there's an idea.
Bear Bibeault
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I don't remember the exact details, but there are ant plugins for the Tomcat manager actions.

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