Can't change database name?

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I've added a second installation in order to do upgrade testing as I'm currently on 5.7.5.9 and am looking to upgrade to the latest version and make sure my site will still work, but I can't seem to find any way to point the installation to the copy of the production database, haven't had any luck searching for a solution - the only information I could dig up related to an old version where an edit was made to database.php which does not work in the current version. Any tips?

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MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
MrKDilkington
Hi EMRA,

To mirror your live site, I believe you just need a copy of your live site's files and an export of the database.
- create a new database
- import the database export into the new database
- in your copied site files, open database.php, and change the database value to the name of the new database
application\config\database.php

I recommend reviewing the documentation for more detail.
https://documentation.concrete5.org/developers/installation/moving-a...
EMRA replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you! Apparently I was looking at the wrong database.php (under concrete/config instead of application/config)