I have accidentally deleted the webapps folder in tomcat. I had 2 web applications there deployed as .war files and the default tomcat folder, "Root", "manager", "host-manager", "examples" and "docs".

Since I am on cloud amazon EC2 instance (ubuntu) and I have no use of tomcat manager, can I simply create a new directory manually called webapps and copy and paste the .war files of my projects?

Will this work or is this subjected to break something at some point?

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Yes, it will work. shutdown all the tomcat process. create webapps folder give correct permission and ownership. then copy .war build in webapps and start the service. Better if you are having copy of webapps folder restore it directly.

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