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Why use CATALINA_BASE

 
ajse ruku
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Hi all,
I do not know the use of CATALINA_BASE.Can anybody have any idea regarding this.
with regards,
ajse
 
Ben Souther
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Yes, it's possible to run more than one instance of Tomcat on a machine without having to install duplicate copies of all of the Tomcat files for each instance.

When doing this, CATALINA_BASE would point to the actual Tomcat files.
Then, multiple accounts can have a CATALINA_HOME environment variable that points to that account's config files.
 
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