Can I use Migration Assistant to do this?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AVR2, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    When I eventually upgrade to Snow Leopard, I'd ideally like to do a fresh install (I did Tiger>Leopard as an upgrade install), but I really don't want to have to go through the hassle of reinstalling all my apps afterwards. So, would the following work as a best-of-both-worlds alternative?

    1. Update my backup bootable system drive image on my external FW drive
    2. Wipe the drive in my MBP and do a fresh install of SL
    3. Use the Migration Assistant to automagically copy all my data and apps over from the backup drive as if I was upgrading from an old Mac to a new one

    On paper at least, it looks like it ought to "just work"... but I'm wondering whether or not Migration Assistant will work between a Mac and an external drive, or does it have to be between two actual Macs?
     
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  3. AVR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool :cool:

    What's the deal with all the standard OS X apps like Mail and Safari, though? Will Migration Assistant replace all the SL-native versions with the Leopard versions? Or is SL Mail the same as the current version of Leopard Mail anyway?
     

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