Thanks for taking the time to read this.
We are currently in the process of moving our databases from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2019.
The main database transfer is pretty simple, but my boss has stated that we must move the master, model and msdb files as well.
I've been reading around and it seems that you can't import those files to a newer version of SQL.
Can anyone confirm if it is possible and if it is possible advise me on where I can find information on how to do it?
For many things -- such as linked servers, logins and custom stored procs -- you can go into SSMS and script them out. But note that the actual passwords will not script out, you'd have to put those in by hand into the scripts afterward.