I am planning on moving my WordPress site from "blog.sitename.com" to "sitename.com". I have read the instructions in the Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress). At the end of the instructions it says "If you have problems with missing images that you've uploaded, you need to change the path to the images on every post directly on your SQL database."
I'm curious if SQL database step is always required after the move? Those of you that have moved your site directory, did you have broken links and need to do the SQL database editing step?
I'm pretty comfortable following the steps in the instruction but no so comfortable with editing the SQL database. Thank you.