Nov 1, 2018

How to rename Domain Name in Glassfish / Payara Java EE application Server

Renaming domain names is not supported by Glassfish application server. There is no toolkit or any command available by Glassfish to perform domain name rename. You can choose your desired domain name when you install glassfish 3.x, but Glassfish 4 doesn’t let you choose your desired domain name (auto selecting domain1for domain name)Without diving into domain configuration files or messing with domain XML files, the rename operation can be done quickly and cleanly. In case another name is required for currently operating Glassfish domain, follow these simple steps:
Steps are so easy and simple:
1.  Execute asadmin utility of your Glassfish distribution.
2.  Stop your domain if it’s running by issuing stop-domain <YOUR DOMAIN NAME> command.
3.  Run backup-domain <YOUR DOMAIN NAME>.
4.  After executing the backup domain command, your backed up domain is located under glassfish_ home/domains/<YOUR DOMAIN NAME>/backups  directory a .zip file.
5.  Copy the generated .zip backup file to other location.
6.  Now delete your existing domain by issuing delete-domain <YOUR DOMAIN NAME> command. (optional, since we are going to restore it by force later)
7.  Open your backup file, normally packaged as a zip file. Open the backup.properties file and change thedomain.name property to your desired name.
8.  Save the file and make sure that the modification is applied to your zip file too.
9.  Bring up asadmin utility up and issue the following command
restore-domain --filename <PATH TO BACKUP ZIP FILE> --force
10.  Execute list-domains command to see your domain with its new name.