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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:53 AM   #1
Chippy99
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Migration Assistant help?

Today my new iMac arrives :-) I will want to migrate all my apps and stuff over from my 2011 Mac Mini (using Migration Assistant, I assume.)

Currently I have an 256GB SSD and 1TB hard disk in my Mini. All my programs are on the SSD and all my data - music, pictures etc are on the HD.

My new iMac has only a 256GB SSD inside. I am putting all my data on an external 4TB hard disk.

How do I ensure when I do the migration that my Aperture Library and iTunes library (for example) end up on my new external hard disk. I don't want Migration Assistant trying to put 700GB of data onto my new SSD!

I wonder if some wise soul could offer some advice please?

I should add that my iTunes library file is currently on my SSD but the music files themselves are on the hard disk.

Basically all I want to do is to swap my entire Mac Mini over to the new iMac "as is", and am wondering what is the easiest way to do it.

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Old Jun 12, 2013, 07:03 AM   #2
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With the Migration Assistant, you can specify what you want to Migrate.

Make sure that you have another external disk to backup your data.
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