I have a production Sharepoint web app that contains several content databases serving a group of site collections. There are some critical files in a group of document libraries and lists, so permissions were set in a very granular way.
Recently a user modified those libraries permissions, causing them to inherit the generic permissions from the root site, which brings up some security concerns within the organization. I have daily content databases backups.
Could I restore an old content database in order to see which files permissions where at that time so that I can reproduce them on the production server? if so, how?