Hi Pete, Looking at that tutorial now, it is in dire need of an update. Not only are some of the paths wrong, as you mentioned, but according to the Tomcat documentation in $TOMCAT_HOME/RUNNING.TXT (which I highly suggest you read): The CATALINA_HOME and CATALINA_BASE variables cannot be configured in the setenv script, because they are used to locate that file. So we're just giving completely wrong-headed instructions there. Oops. Here  is another reference that's more up-to-date. Just ignore the part about setting CATALINA_BASE. As for the content root, it is principally the location of the root catalog (named "catalog.xml"). It's also a general working directory for THREDDS; it writes stuff like logs and and cached information there. It's our convention at Unidata to have that directory beneath $TOMCAT_HOME (e.g. mine is at "/Users/cwardgar/dev/tools/apache-tomcat-8.0.29/content") but it doesn't have to be there. Similarly, your datasets can be located anywhere you want as well. You just need to point to them in your catalog. Cheers, Christian  https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/thredds/current/tds/reference/ChecklistReference.html Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: BFS-580070 Department: Support THREDDS Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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