Just got a new MBP. Should I restore from iMac backup?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Star Nuts, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Star Nuts macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2012
    I had done a clean start of my iMac about a month ago due to problems trying to setup ML. After doing so, I transferred individual files I wanted from a TM backup. Now that I just got a MBP, will there be issues if I just restore from backup? Is it better to use Migration Assistant? Or should I just do what I did last time and manually move things from my TM backup?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    "Restoring" is just that: returning stuff from whence it came. Your new MBP is a different machine than your iMac, and hence requires different files (not all but some).

    Migration would work better in this situation.

Share This Page