We have an EAR that contains a .war file and a .jar file with EJBs in it. I have copied the .ear file to the deploy directory and need to deploy it. We have hot-deploy turned off. How to I deploy it?
What have you done to turn off hot deployment?
Do you really need hot deployment turned off?
If you have just stopped the deployment scanner the simplest solution would be to restart JBoss.
An alternative could be to locate the MainDeployer MBean in the jmx-console and invoke the deploy method with the URL of the ear you are trying to deploy.