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How to have a tomcat server added that is already running/started outside of eclipse? [message #970048] Sat, 03 November 2012 19:55 Go to next message
Ray Ray is currently offline Ray RayFriend
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Registered: November 2012
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Is there a way to add a tomcat server that is already running outside of eclipse?

I have two running servers already one is service and one is a running on its own from cmdline.

I would like to "run on server" with my code..but it appears eclipse will always to try to start the server on its own.

I want to start and keep these running for other reasons outside of eclipse, but would love to simply point the running tomcats and have eclipse not need to start it.

Thanks in advance!

Re: How to have a tomcat server added that is already running/started outside of eclipse? [message #971008 is a reply to message #970048] Sun, 04 November 2012 13:58 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 11/04/2012 05:02 AM, Ray Litner wrote:
> Is there a way to add a tomcat server that is already running outside of
> eclipse?
>
> I have two running servers already one is service and one is a running
> on its own from cmdline.
>
> I would like to "run on server" with my code..but it appears eclipse
> will always to try to start the server on its own.
>
> I want to start and keep these running for other reasons outside of
> eclipse, but would love to simply point the running tomcats and have
> eclipse not need to start it.
>
> Thanks in advance!

Yes, you can use an existing, running Tomcat server and rig Eclipse to
deploy to it. This is, however, not a newcomers' forum question. Please
post in the Eclipse web tools forum instead.

I'm not going to answer you because I don't prefer to do debug this way
and have never myself done it, but I had a colleague who preferred to do
this, and I watched him cycle through edit-debug-correct, etc., so I
know it can be done. You'll likely encounter someone with knowledge in
the Eclipse web tools forum.
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