Several instances of Tomcat6 can run at the same time.
To run your instance in interactive mode (so you don't have to open the log file every time), create
#!/bin/sh export CATALINA_BASE=/home/jerome/test_instance /usr/share/tomcat6/bin/catalina.sh run
Don't forget to change CATALINA_BASE to match your configuration.
With Tomcat 6, the
shared folder has been removed from Tomcat directory. If you used to have a
shared/classes directory, you can recreate it under your test_instance, and in