Lion to Mountain Lion via Time Machine

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 12dylan34, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    Hi everyone. First time posting in the thread.

    I currently have an older MacBook Pro running Lion, and plan on purchasing a new iMac after the rumored spec bump with the release of ML. The machine will obviously be shipping with Mountain Lion, and I'll need to get my data onto it with a time machine backup of my MBP.

    My question is, will this work, my most recent MBP backup being Lion and copying the files to a Mountain Lion machine? Does it do system stuff, or just documents and data?

  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Wirelessly posted

    A Lion Time Machine backup to ML will be absolutely okay. When setting up the iMac, ML will ask if you would like to due a Time Machine restore.
  3. 12dylan34 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    Awesome, thanks!
  4. wsw1217 macrumors member

    May 21, 2012
    Can installed application be restored as well or just personal documents including media files?
    In addition, I am wondering if there is any difference between restoring from Recovery and from Migration Assistant.


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