I have Magento version I installed a custom theme, one calendar and another calendar. The new calendar company had to tweak it a bit and somewhere along the line - things got messed up (like - I cannot display the contents of my categories in Admin and therefore cannot edit them or add new categories). I was thinking - is it possible to do a fresh install of on the same VPS server and just connect the database from the existing installation to the new install? I appreciate any suggestions.

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You can install the newest version of Magento but you database will be upgraded. I would recommend that you try to keep up-to-date with all your versions.

For example: Once you point your new version of Magento to you 1.9.1 database, your database will automatically be upgraded to 1.9.2 (You can not go back on that database so make a backup!)

You should maintain all your installs with the 1.9.2 version.

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