It seems that the only discrepancies lies within the port number defined in the server.xml file and the pointer to the JIRA Home directory found in the jira-application.properties file.
Is there any sort of work around to get the instances working off of the same installation directory?
I'd like to update this thread and let anyone else wondering this that it is possible to have two instances of JIRA working off of the same installation directory. Separate server.xml and logging.properties must be specified as well as separate location for the second instance's temp directory and a directory for the log outputs. These changes can be set as environmentals prior to calling Tomcat's startup script.
If you need more details, let me know and I'll help you out!
Technically you probably could - you can set the JIRA home for as an env variable. But there might be issues with temp file conflicts etc. and my guess is that support will ask you to undo it if you run into any issues.
Can I ask why would you want to? It seems to be more problems than it's worth...
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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