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I am planning on buying your book I think I am going to need it.

I have a very quick question to ask you first.

I am using JBoss AS 7 with JPA 2.0 and mapping to a MySQL database via mysql-connector-java-5.1.27-bin.jar

My problem is this, while the module is deployed and JBoss is running, records appear in the database fine. The moment I stop JBoss or undeploy the module the records dissappear. Nothing I seem to do makes any difference.

How is hibernate supposed to be used so that the records are not automatically deleted should JBoss stop?

I've tried the following options:

<property name="" value="create-drop"/>
<property name="" value="create"/>
<property name="" value="update"/>
<property name="" value="validate"/>

It doesn't seem to make any difference.

Is there a tutorial I can see that will show me how to preserve the records in the database?