Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Publishing to Tomcat v6.0 Server at localhost has encountered a problem.

I run in to the following Tomcat server error while trying to build my application developed in Java (using Eclipse IDE).





Details:
 Publishing the configuration...
 Error copying file to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat6.0/backup\catalina.policy: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\catalina.policy (The system cannot find the path specified)
 C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\catalina.policy (The system cannot find the path specified)
 Error copying file to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat 6.0/backup\catalina.properties: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\catalina.properties (The system cannot find the path specified)
 C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\catalina.properties (The system cannot find the path specified)
 Error copying file to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat 6.0/backup\context.xml: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\context.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\context.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 Error copying file to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat 6.0/backup\server.xml: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\server.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\server.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 Error copying file to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat 6.0/backup\tomcat-users.xml: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\tomcat-users.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\tomcat-users.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 Error copying file to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat 6.0/backup\web.xml: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\web.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)
 C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\backup\web.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)

Solution

There are two installation kinds of Tomcat.

  1. Windows Installation file with setup.exe 
  2. A collection of files without setup.exe

What you should use as a server is the second one (A collection of files without setup.exe). Because it is the one that includes the /backup/ folder and its contents.

This solved my problem.

[I answered this at stackoverflow.com]