I am using macOS Server's Time Machine service to centralize backups for my mac workstations/laptops. One of the laptops hasn't been backed-up since upgrading to a new MacBook Pro (using Migration Assistant) 6 months ago. I'm now connecting the laptop Time Machine to the server, but instead of using the old backups with the same name, it's creating new ones with a "1" at the end of the name (e.g.
MacBook Pro 1 when the name of the existing backup and mac is
How do I force Time Machine to use the existing backups so that we may keep all the backup history?
For what it's worth, I believe the macOS Server Time Machine service is no more than a SMB share from the laptop's perspective.
I have seen posts on how to do inherit a Time Machine backup on a locally attached drive, but I'm not sure how to do this on a remote sparsebundle.