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I have SharePoint Server 2010 installed on Server A (all the roles are on the same machine),and now I need to add a new server B which must be the new database server, so I need to move all the databases from server A to server B and point SharePoint server to the new database server. In the end the server A will be web server and application server, and B will be the new database server. I followed the instructions in this article but nothing worked correctly - after I followed all the steps I opened the SharePoint central administration site only to receive an error "cannot connect to configuration database".

NOTES: port 1433 is opened on Server A and Server B, alias is working in SQL SERVER Management Studio.

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I'm about to enter into something like this myself, if anyone has had any experience with this I'd be curious as to the results –  MichaelF Nov 1 '12 at 12:40
Just found this similar question: sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/2967/… –  MichaelF Nov 1 '12 at 12:59
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