Buying a new MBP tomorrow, need some migrating help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ki2594, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey MRWorld.

    I'm buying a 13" MBP tomorrow, and i need some help with migrating. So i have my 13" white macbook, and i have it backed up to a 320GB Western Digital USB hard drive. Now my friends have told me that the migrate assistant in OS X only migrates through a FW drive.. So my question is, is there any other way i can migrate my backup to my new macbook pro?

    Some twitter folks suggested Carbon Copy Cloner, how good does that work and what does it do exactly?

    Thanks all, i'm quite excited for this upgrade :D
     
  2. shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

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    I have used an ethernet cable and FW with good luck. The migration assistant will make it a snap. Or you can go to help and look it up on my Macbook.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can use Time Machine to do a backup to the external drive, and Time Machine can easily restore from a backup, even if it is on a USB drive. It has worked perfectly for me.
     
  4. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  5. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    perfect. thats i'll i needed to know.

    thanks guys :D should be leaving to the mall soon to get it.
     

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