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Automtically deploying webapps during SP3 installation

Hi,

we are currently on BOXI r3 Sp2 and planning to move to SP3. We have the standard tomcat 5.5 supplied as part of the original BOE installation but we do have some customisations for SSO.

Duirng the installation of SP3 I'm a bit confused as to whether I should be automtaically reploying web apps or choosing the option to manully re-deply. Could someone please explain under what circumstances each should be used?

If I choose to automatically redploy web apps will my chang es to the deployment descriptor (web.xml) be retained. A SAP consultant we had on site said these should be re-packaged into the war file during the automatic re-deployment.

I seem to be gettting conflicting advice on this and am getting confused. And there was me thinking applying a SP would be a simple procedure.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Paul.

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    Sep 17, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Hi,

    the automatical re- deploy of the Web Applications will set them back to default.

    When i have such an Environment like you i backup the designated files first. So for your case i would backup all relevant web.xml files and the server.xml and then choose to re- deploy the Web Applications during the setup.

    Regards

    -Seb.

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  • Sep 17, 2010 at 03:07 PM

    If you make your updates that are in the tomcat55\webapps\... directory also to the boinstall\boe12\warfiles\webapps\... then all changes should be merged into the tomcat\warfiles with an automatic deployment.

    If not then an issue can be raised with the deployment team boj-bip-dep

    Regards,

    Tim

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    • sounds like a lot of work. Again if you simply update the warfiles directory (and maybe backup your web.xmls just in case) and then auto deploy (this is how I upgrade in house) But if you prefer manual that is ok too.

      Regards,

      Tim