Restored snapshot to new server, kicks me back to wordpress installer script

Read the post here:

and decided to try it since I was in the process of migrating a site out of a multisite onto a single site new installation on a different server. This sounded perfect! Followed the instructions, but after restoring the backup onto the new server, as soon as I leave the restore page for any other page in the admin panel or the site itself, I am redirected back to the wordpress installer that comes up when you first install wordpress.

Any ideas?