Want to move TM backup from USB drive to network drive

[I tried searching and didn't see anything specific to my question.]
I have a Mac Mini backup up to an external USB hard drive and it has a history going back 7 months. It backs up to a folder Backups.backupdb. This folder resides w/ the rest of my folders on this USB HDD, it is not on it's own partition.
Now I want to 'move' this backup and history to a network drive (not a Time Capsule). I've seen methods to use Disk Utility to restore it to new drive or use Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper. (I'm familiar w/ all 3 programs btw.) However, all those methods require mounting a HDD (or partition). I can't seem to figure how to use that method to mount the backups.backupdb.
Any ideas?

Anything you found would have said you can't do that.
When TM does network backups, it puts them in a sparse bundle, not the "normal" folder named Backups.backupdb. You cannot continue network backups in the same "sequence." Even if TM works to your network drive (which is not officially supported), it will start a whole new set of backups in a sparse bundle.
And you can't copy the Backups.backupdb folder with the Leopard Finder anyway. See #18 in the Frequently Asked Questions *User Tip* at the top of this forum.

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