I wanted to do the latest upgrade but in an attempt to be a better admin I decided to tackle making a test forum first. Below are the steps I took.
- Backup directory and database
- Within the root folder I created a new folder "testforum"
- Created a new database "testforum"
- Uploaded the backup database to the new database "testforum"
- uploaded the back directory files to the root folder "testforum"
- updated the .config file to use the "testforum" database