Underlying database moving to different server

I need to move my source database from one server to another. It’s going to be EXACTLY the same data (I’m using dump/load to move the data over).

In order to change my Metabase setup, do I just go into the admin panel for the affected database, change the connection parameters (host/user/password/databse-name) and hit save? Maybe restart metabase for good measure?

Yes, this will work. Metabase will preserve any scanned metadata about the database. However, a re-scan wouldn’t hurt.