Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Development Guide

Automatic Database Schema Capture

You can configure a CMP bean in GlassFish Server to automatically capture the database metadata and save it in a .dbschema file during deployment. If the sun-cmp-mappings.xml file contains an empty <schema/> entry, the cmp-resource entry in the sun-ejb-jar.xml file is used to get a connection to the database, and automatic generation of the schema is performed.

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Before capturing the database schema automatically, make sure you have a properly configured CMP resource. See Configuring the CMP Resource.