V8 Database Question

We have been testing V8 for some time and have been setting up company
records, Menus, customizations, report options etc.
This has all been tested using 'converted' data. We are getting ready to
supply a 'vanilla' database for conversion and want to retain company
info, reports, menus, customizations, etc.

Is there a way to copy the needed info into a blank database or a list
of tables that contains all of this info that should not be wiped clean?

After receiving a 'converted' database back and restoring it into the
proper db folder, what settings need to be altered so the proper
appservers are called into play?

Thanks for any guidance..