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    Not too long ago I backed up my forum because I was moving to another server. I've changed servers a couple more times since then but am now somewhat settled.

    Well I decided to gut my forum and start all over because of all the BS that was mixed in with the 'good' stuff. Now I'm wondering is there a way to restore my backup of my old database to my PC and 'harvest' posts and threads for transfer to my new 'clean' forum?

    Thank you.

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    Not easily. The only way I know to do this is to restore the backup then remove what you don't want.
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    • #3
      How about restoring my 'old' database to another url (I have two other domains) for harvesting purposes only? Is that permissible and doable?

      Thank you.


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