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Is there a way to tell tomcat to keep specific files under a exploded WAR file's directory?

let's say I have the following folder that I've created after the WAR has been deployed:

/webapps/myApp/uploads

Everytime I deploy the WAR it is deleted. Is there a way to keep this directory and its files?

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According to the Tomcat 6.0 deployment howto, the exploded webapp "is removed, and the .WAR is expanded again". So the whole /webapps/myApp/ directory gets deleted upon deployment. There is no way to keep the files in it.

If you want to keep the uploaded files, you should define a directory outside your webapp dir, and use that from within the web application.

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