Short story is we had an air stolen and want to use a spare MBP as a replacement and migrate from the Air's TimeMachine backup (on a time capsule). The MBP has a smaller drive than the Air, however, so the large itunes and iphoto libraries are not going to fit. We don't want to chance corrupting the timemachine backup file, so is there a relatively safe way to tell migration assistant to store the libraries on and external drive instead of the internal. I searched and didn't see anything, but its not and easy search. I suppose we could pick and choose what to migrate (the iTunes library for example) move it off to an external drive and then use migration assistant to migrate the photos and the other files. I also read conflicting reports about opening the backup bundle and moving files directly... some say no issue, some say don't do it... Thanks, just thought I'd try here by chance there is something simple we overlooked.