VERIFIED SOLUTION i

Taking a Content Author backup and restoring on a new server


 
1) Use SQL Server Management Studio to perform a SQL backup of the Content Author, Reports (if used), and Resource databases on the old server.
2) Use SQL Server Management Studio to perform a SQL restore these databases to the new server.
3) If you meet all of the hardware/software requirements in the Release Notes, install Content Author on the new application server.  In the Configuration Manager, use values that point to the restored databases on the new server.  The Configuration Manager will automatically upgrade these databases.
UPDATED:  April 4, 2017