At my organization, we have a SQL Server (2016) running on an EC2 instance at Amazon on a Windows with SQL Server license. My boss realized we could save a ton of money by standing up a Windows-only EC2 and installing SQL Server on our own license. So I need to move the whole thing to a new location.
It's relatively easy for me to install SQL Server on the new machine and backup/restore the one database we are using. But I will need to re-create all the server objects: users, jobs, linked servers, database mail, etc. I can script most of those things out of the old machine to recreate them, so it's not that big a deal.
I feel like there's probably a much simpler way to do this, but I'm not terribly experienced with DB Admin on the server.
What's the simplest way to do this move? Thanks!