I have an app which uses both web and ejb components. I want to be able to run 2 versions of my app in the same jboss instance.
I use an ear file which has been expanded. The plan is to just copy this ear directory to a second directory in the deploy directory and then make a few configuration changes. For instance I need to point the 2 contexts to different databases etc.
We have solved the basic JNDI naming problem by creating a script to process the various xml files and add a suffix to the various ejb names etc.
The problem is with the properties files. We can't seem to create a context specific properties object. If we use a singleton class to hold the properties, it will be global to jboss, not just to the context. Also the System.properties is global.
My question is: Is there a context specific properties mechanism? I would have thought that I could just copy the deployed directory without too much work, but this is turning into a bigger problem than we realized.
Oops, I forgot to mention. I am using jboss-3.0.4_tomcat-4.1.12 right now, but we are just about to upgrade to the latest / greatest - new java, jboss, etc.