I have an existing cPanel server that uses a remote MySQL server (AWS RDS). I am transferring accounts to a new cPanel server to upgrade CloudLinux 7 to 8. Ideally, I'd like to keep the same MySQL server and transfer the accounts, including the database information, but not the actual databases. I want to reconnect the new server to the same standalone MySQL database when this is finished. How does the transfer tool handle this? I don't want to impact the live database server. Specifically, should I set up the remote MySQL information on the new server before or after the transfer? I am worried if I set it up before, that it will try to copy over itself if I use the same credentials. If I do it after, I think I would have to remap all the databases in the accounts. Any tips to make this go as smoothly as possible?
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