Production Weekly Rolling Tomcat Restarts

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Feb 26 14:26:03 EST 2013

On 2/26/13 2:14 PM, "Royder, Kyle D" <kroyder at> wrote:

>shib users:
>  I¹ve inherited a Shibboleth service that includes 3 IdP.  There is a
>cron job on each machine to restart tomcat automatically once a week, on
>different days, for each machine.  I can't find any discussion as to why
>this was setup this
> way.  Is it normal or recommended for a high traffic IdP tomcat instance
>to be restarted regularly and I¹m just missing something in the
>Productionalization section on the wiki?

I can't speak for Tomcat, but if you need to do that, you need a different
container. So no, it's not a recommended practice, it's a good sign
something is seriously wrong.

-- Scott

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