We have an issue with a large records center site where workflows from the drop-off library are not working correctly. However we do know what date they were previously working.
Is there a specific database that SharePoint keeps the custom workflows? Ideally we would like to restore a previous database containing the workflows however if these are contained in the site collection databases then the situation is more tricky as we have a lot of new data that has been added since the error occurred.
We are looking at restoring a December 2018 backup set to a virtual lab to compare the workflow settings. I gather we cannot copy the workflow out and import it into our live site?