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Tomcat disable session persistence

When Tomcat is shutdown or restarted will always try to save all the serialized session objects to a file. If we are trying to develop an application and we are testing the session or if we want to disable this feature we have to perform a change in the context.xml file

You can find the context.xml file in the tomcat-installation/conf directory or if we are using and IDE such us eclipse in our Servers configuration folder. Add or uncoment the following xml tag.

       <Manager pathname="" />

* You must restart tomcat to make this change take effect.

http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/config/manager.html#Persistence_Across_Restarts