Confluence does not start due to 'Error deploying configuration descriptor'
Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.
Confluence does not start. The following appears in
"SEVERE: Error deploying configuration descriptor" in
This is more likely to happen in an EAR/WAR deployment.
The context descriptor is malformed, when Installing the Confluence EAR-WAR Edition. Usually it's because the context is using the incorrect case (i.e. context instead of Context). The tag is case-sensitive. It should have something like the following:
<Context path="" docBase="../confluence" debug="0" reloadable="false"> <!-- Logger is deprecated in Tomcat 5.5. Logging configuration for Confluence is specified in confluence/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties --> <Manager pathname="" /> </Context>
Correct the mistake in the Context line.