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Can I Get Clarification on Clearing Apache Tomcat Application Cache


Rob Olsen (351041) | asked Dec 03 '15, 11:49 a.m.

When installing CLM iFix 002 the instructions are pretty basic.

a. Stop the CLM server.

b. Verify whether the following directory exists: <server_installation_directory>/server/patch.

 c. Copy the server patch file, CLM_server_patch_6.0.0.0-CALM60M-I20150730-2020.zip, into the /server/patch directory.

d. Clear the application server cache. For instructions on clearing the cache, consult the application server's detailed documentation. For instructions on what to remove, see the "To clear the application cache on WebSphere Application Server" and "To clear the application cache on Apache Tomcat" sections in this file.

e. Start the CLM server.

Clearing the application server cache.  I've searched for this in this forum and only fond some vague references to it.  I've did a google search and have not found anything within IBM that references this.  Where can I get clarification on this?  Still looking but hoping this forum will help me find it faster.

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Kevin Ramer (4.5k6171190) | answered Dec 03 '15, 2:36 p.m.
There are usually folders named 'temp' and 'work'  in the tomcat installation directory ( a peer to config, bin, webapps in the same location ) that's one but this rather dated document contains slightly more info:

https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-4.1-doc/README.txt

[ partial content ]
  bin/                        Binary executables and scripts
  common/                     Classes available to both Catalina internal
                              classes and web applications:
    classes/                  Unpacked common classes
    endorsed/                 JARs over-riding standard APIs as per the
                              "Endorsed Standards Override Mechanism"
    lib/                      Common classes in JAR files
  conf/                       Configuration files
  logs/                       Destination directory for log files
  server/                     Internal Catalina classes and their dependencies
    classes/                  Unpacked classes (internal only)
    lib/                      Classes packed in JAR files (internal only)
    webapps/                  Web applications for administration of Tomcat
  shared/                     Classes shared by all web applications
    classes/                  Unpacked shared classes
    lib/                      Shared classes in JAR files
  webapps/                    Base directory containing web applications
                              included with Tomcat 4.1
  work/                       Scratch directory used by Tomcat for holding
                              temporary files and directories
  temp/                       Directory used by JVM for temporary files
                              (java.io.tmpdir)


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Donald Nong (14.4k314) | answered Dec 03 '15, 11:28 p.m.
Do you miss the steps in the same readme.txt file?
To clear the application cache on WebSphere Application Server:
Remove the contents from these directories under the profile root, except for the noted help directory: temp, tranlog, wstemp, workspace.
Note: Do not remove this directory, which is required for the CLM local help: temp/{jts_node}/{jts_server}/clmhelp_war.

To clear the application cache on Apache Tomcat:
Remove the contents from these directories under the tomcat root, except for the noted help directory: temp, work.
Note: Do not remove this directory, which is required for the CLM local help: work/Catalina/localhost/clmhelp.

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