CCC or Time Machine to Restore to new Laptop

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  1. harleymhs macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys, Picking up an new MBPr today, I have an older one that I want to bring everything over to the new one.. I have a registered copy of CCC .. What is the best way to bring over EVERYTHING to the new laptop? Use a NEW time machine back up or CCC Back up? Thanks..
     
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  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Migration Assistant from Time Machine backup?
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    As Mike mentioned, both routes will work albeit CCC is faster. Give the new CCC a shot.
     
  5. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So when I start up the new machine I know it asks if you want to transfer from a time machine back up.. Whats the best way to do it from CCC Migration Assistant? Thanks Guys..
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Migration Assistant will copy the files over directly from the old machine. The advantage of this is that you don't need a third hard drive. But if you have a CCC backup you can also migrate from it. As long as the CCC backup is recent, the results will be the same.
     
  7. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which will COPY and Make the NEW laptop the SAME EXACT way the old one was, not just files but settings and wallpapers etc? I would assume CCC .. Will time machine do this as well or just copy files? ( Music, pics, folders etc )
     
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    If you use the migration tool during setup and use either CCC or the TM disk as the import source for migration, then end result will be exactly the same.

    You account(s) and all you apps, settings, and data will be imported.
     
  9. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!
     
  10. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Here's what CCC says:

     

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