MBP backup onto iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Race Johnson, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Race Johnson macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2007
    So I would like to have all my MBP programs setup and everything on my new iMac. If I make a time machine backup and install that onto my new iMac will that work? Is there any MBP specific things that will screw up the iMac?
  2. Race Johnson thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2007
  3. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
  4. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Sometimes a response takes more than two hours, especially on a weekend. Be patient.

    In answer to your question, no. The TM backups are generated by a specific machine, and another will likely not see it as a valid source unless the machines are the same name. If you're looking to sync the two machines (or at least certain directories), there are far better methods including Automator. TM was really not designed for that at all.

    Keep in mind that you should ensure the apps in question allow for multiple installations.

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