Moving Time Machine Backup Sparsebundles

So I was wondering: can I move a Time Machine sparsebundle file from one location to another and have Time Machine accept it without complaint?

Short answer: yes.

Long answer: follow these steps:

  1. On the source machine, turn off Time Machine.
  2. On the Time Machine Server, move the sparsebundle to its new location.
  3. On the Time Machine Server, make sure the new location is a valid Time Machine backup destination.
  4. On the source machine, turn on Time Machine.

 

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