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How to inherit TIme Machine backup in 10.6 server?

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Luke Siemaszko1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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May 19, 2013 1:54 PM

I have an "old' and "new" 10.6 server install on different hardware.


i want to inherit the Time Machine backup from the old machine on thenw one.


How do I do this?  On 10.7 and newer I could use tmutil inherit, but this is not available for 10.6.


Any suggestions please?

Mac mini (Late 2009), OS X Server, 10.6.8
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    I'm not familiar with the Server product, other than poking around in the manual (and from what I understand, it's very different from Lion or Mountain Lion server, too).


    As you say, since tmutil doesn't exist on 10.6, you can't do it manually. 


    Are the backups on an external HD or network?  If so, your best bet is to just put them "on the shelf" and start over fresh on the new Mac.  You can always see and restore from the old ones via the Browse Other Time Machine Disks option, per #E2 in the above link.


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