I have a SharePoint 2010 farm setup with all databases on a single SQL Server instance. I have a second SQL Server instance setup with nothing beyond the system databases installed. I would like to move the Enterprise Search database from the all inclusive server to my secondary server as a first step toward making my SharePoint configuration inline with best practices.
I have done a lot of research but unfortunately all I've found are procedures for moving content databases, web applications, services, or moving everything at once. I have not yet been able to locate any information on how to stand up my search function on a separate database server.
I would appreciate any guidance or references that can be provided.
I have already found this reference to how to get the OS and SQL Server setup for it's base requirements for containing a SharePoint database but nothing about moving the Search databases: