Migration with Time Machine and SD card

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LxHunter, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    Advice please on how to migrate to new Macbook
    My current Macbook has a near full SSD
    I have an SD card with my iTunes library on it.
    Buying a new MacBook with more storage and I want the iTunes library on the SSD.
    How should I setup using a Time Machine backup?
    Should I put the SD Card into the new MacBook before I start?
    Or would the Time Machine backup copy the iTunes library to the SSD?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    My suggestion:

    Once you have the new MacBook, run the initial setup procedure.

    At the appropriate moment, the setup assistant will ask if you wish to migrate from another Mac or hard drive.

    Connect your TM backup and let setup assistant do its thing.

    Once done, I suggest you DISCONNECT the TM backup and reboot.
    Take "a look around" and see if things are where you want them to be, so far.

    Of course, this hasn't taken care of the iTunes library yet.

    The way I see it, you could use either:
    - an SD card reader
    - an external drive (probably USB3).

    You could use a card reader to connect the SD card to the new Macbook, and then import your library.

    Or, if you have sufficient space on an external drive, you could use the OLD Macbook and copy the contents of the SD card to the drive.
    Then connect the drive to the NEW MacBook, and import that way...
  3. LxHunter thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    Thanks will give it a try

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