Moving Magento Database To Fresh Install

I was cleaning up a Magento 1.9.3 site that has been running for a few years and after getting several issues decided to do a fresh install to the current version, not 2 yet, and would like to move the images and database over.

Would it be best to just sync to the old database, or import everything to the new database?

Also, do I just copy the media folder over?

Hopefully this makes sense and is the right way to do this?

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