I'm looking to migrate a custom web-based application written for Tomcat 4 to a new CentOS system. The old Debian 3.1 system is starting to have issues with it's storage. I'm well versed in Linux Server Administration. But this is the first time I've dealt with Tomcat. My understanding is that the latest Tomcat release is much different from Tomcat 4. Normally I would just dupe and replace the disk, but the system is 3000 miles away. Outsourcing is not an option I can afford.
Can anyone give me a few pointers on what would be the best path to migrate, then update this Tomcat install? Updating the current system is not an option since it's used in a Live environment.