Migration assistant vs. time machine restore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thechidz, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000

    thechidz

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    #1
    what do you lose by just using migration assistant to transfer as much of your time machine backups to your new machine versus doing a full restore with time machine?
     
  2. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    Waiting for my new iMac, and contemplating the migration of almost 300GB of programs, data, etc...

    Will I be better off using migration assistant via firewire 800, or restore from time machine via ethernet?
     
  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

    ltldrummerboy

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    It doesn't really matter, it'll have the same end result but one might take longer than the other. But on your first boot of the new machine you can restore from a TM backup.
     
  4. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

    DeuceDeuce

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    What if the machines are different, will it work? I have an iMac and Time Machine BU's for the iMAc but will be replacing it with a Mac Pro. Can I use either of these two methods?
     

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