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Installing a second Forum from earlier Backup


mick2me
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I want to restore an earlier database backup from 6 years ago to recover and copy some now deleted posts.

This will be temporary and It wont be public. 

I want to install it either in a new forum directory on original domain hosting,

www.originaldomain.com/forums2  

Or under a new domain name which is an add on domain under my shared hosting plan.

www.newdomain.com/forums.

Can this be done, if so how and which is the best way to do it? 

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You would need the files of the DB version you're trying to restore. For example, if you're trying to restore a IPB 3.2 board, you'd need files from a 3.2 branch of IPB.

All you'd need to do is configure the IPB database credentials for the version you're restoring.

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