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If a perform a web application backup, can I restore it into a compeletely different farm with a different machine name but same sharepoint version?

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Yes. You can do that. SharePoint supports complete portability of its web application independent of the hardware/hostname/topology of the servers in the destination farm.

The minimum requirements are :-

  1. Same SharePoint Edition and Version (Service Packs including)
  2. SQL Server Edition must be compatible to restore your content database backups.
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