I have a Java web application (
myapp.war) which I want do deploy to Tomcat, which is provided by Ubuntu (package
tomcat6). This works by placing
myapp.jar to the
webapps direcotry. This works.
Now, my application has to store some data to local files. My idea was to write to the users home direcotry or to the current work direcotry. But on Ubuntu 10.04 the user is
tomcat6, its home is
/usr/lib/tomcat6/ and the current work directory is
/var/lib/tomcat6/. And both belong to
root. Therefore writing is impossible.
So where should a web application store its files?