Back Up from one Mac to Another

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vvf3ng, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. vvf3ng macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2012
    Dear all,

    Im not sure am i allowed to ask this question here so please correct me if i am wrong.

    Below is my case.

    Currently im working for web develop and i have a mac for work. I have installed all of those phpAdmin mysql etc. all required application setting or tunnelblick or whatever for my work. But now my mac(late 2008) has wifi problem i couldnt connect to internet. Therefore my boss replace a new one for me which is 2010 mid. Both are working on latest osx.

    I have googled about this and i found back up on time machines to external harddisk allow me to restore back what i need. But now i dont have any available external hdd for this use.

    So just now i looked for another solution which is transfer data from one to another by connecting the ethernet cable through migrate assistant. But this doesnt help to solve my problem.

    So im wondering is there any other method can help me if not using external hdd to completely clone the old mac stuff on my new mac.

    Thanks for the suggestion and sorry for my poor explanation or grammar mistake.

    Please help me :)
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    I assume both of those Macs have firewire, right? If so you can use Target Disk Mode to access to old Mac from the new one, just as if it was an external hard disk drive.
    Shut down the old Mac, connect the 2 Macs with a Firewire cable, turn on the old Mac while holding down the "t" key on the old Mac. The HD on the old Mac should appear on the new Mac, as a mounted drive.
    When you are finished, drag that HD icon to the trash to unmount it, and the disconnect the cable.

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