Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 4:58 AM (in response to Luke Siemaszko1)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to Pondini)
Thanks for your reply.
I guess that on 10.6 as far as TM is concerned the server version is exactly the same as the client version, except that we don't have the benefit of Migration Assistant to do the inherit for us.
I am using a USB disc for TM.
I can see that under Backup.backupdb I have a folder named after the old server, which contains the backups.
I did try simply renaming that to the new server name, just in case the solution might be that simple. But I get "operation not permitted". It's not a permissions problem, and doing chflags nouchg doesn't help. I guess it could be the schg flag, but I'm reluctant to try too hard in case I lose the old backups.
Soooooo I think I am out of options and the only thing I can do is as you say and start again.