1) ensure you have your tomcat configured to auto deploy war files (which is the default in ./conf/server.xml, i believe) 2) the war file need to be placed in the ./webapps folder (not a child folder as you have done), and it will create the 'reports' folder for you. The folder name is based on the war file name.
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