Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to joyfromormskirk)
It probably makes sense to restore that backup onto your new iPad mini - that should copy all the apps, and their content, from your old iPad (assuming that it's a recent backup). You can then always remove any of the old content that you don't want on the new mini.
If you restore from the other ipad, will the two ipads be forever linked? Or will you be able to individualize the content on the ipad mini? For example, if the ipad mini has more room for photos and you want to put more on it than on the other ipad (that has less storage), will itunes recognize them as two devices making this possible?