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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Managing system configuration using properties files

Since WAS 7, it has been also possible to administer an application server using the wsadmin tool and special properties files to manage system and runtime configurations. Using this approach, it is possible to use properties files to manage your environment and configuration. The main reason for using property files as opposed to wsadmin scripting is that properties files are portable. You can extract a properties file from one cell, modify some environment-specific variables at the bottom of the extracted properties file, and then apply the modified properties file to another cell. This is a great feature allowing a template approach to standard WAS cell configurations.

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