Clean installation of ML GM and Lion time machine backup?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ianwuk, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. ianwuk macrumors regular

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    Hello.

    If I backup Lion and clean install ML GM can I then use migration assistant to restore my Lion backup (user account/applications etc.) or are time machine backups not compatible between each version?

    Thanks.

    ianwuk
     
  2. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    They're compatible, but I don't see why you'd do a clean install just to restore from that "dirty" backup.
     
  3. ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks very much for replying.

    I guess I will just directly upgrade to ML then and backup the entire thing once done.

    Ian
     
  4. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    noob question:

    i want to do the same when it releases but I've only backed up my pics, music, music library, docs, videos, iPhone/iPod apps to TM.

    no system files.

    this won't pollute ML will it?
     
  5. Baytriple macrumors 6502

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    That's how I do it. Keep all you personal stuff and the reimport it via iPhoto. iTunes, put the documents back into the documents. Install your new software again and update everything.

    I have all my personal stuff on another drive and just let the system stuff sit on the main one.
     
  6. ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello Bay.

    That is pretty much what I want to do, clean install of ML and just migrate my documents, apps and settings from my latest Lion backup.

    Thanks.

    Ian
     

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