If you need to map Joomla to an old database, you can follow these steps:
public $host = 'localhost'; public $user = 'database_username'; public $password = 'database_password'; public $db = 'database_name';
Modify the values of these lines to match the settings of your old database. For example: public $host = 'localhost'; public $user = 'old_database_username'; public $password = 'old_database_password'; public $db = 'old_database_name';
Save the changes to the configuration.php file.
Test the connection to the old database by opening your Joomla website in a web browser. If the connection is successful, you should be able to see your old data on the website.
Note: It is possible that some parts of your Joomla website may not function properly after mapping to the old database. This is because Joomla is constantly updated and some features may no longer be compatible with your old database. In such cases, you may need to modify the code of your website to make it work with the old database. Alternatively, you may consider upgrading your old database to a newer version that is compatible with the latest version of Joomla.