Tried to restore the database(read only/stand by) to a specific time which was older than the present status of the database. Is there are way to restore the database to an older version? Or do I have to depend on the full and differential backups.
A log shipped database is restored up to the load delay you have configured. If you are needing a point in time before the load delay interval you will have to restore using your full, differential and logs up to the point you are trying to restore to.