Restoring new home iMac from work iMac backup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Quarksbar, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Quarksbar macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello all. I'm buying a new iMac to work from home. Can I set it up (restore) from work iMac backup? The goal is to get all current data, accounts, and software copied over for home iMac on the fly. Thank you all.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Oct 24, 2013
    #2
    It won't sync automatically, you'd have to shuttle your backup backwards and forwards between the 2 if you want to keep them up to date. You can of course move all your files etc to the cloud and access them from both in real time but not apps etc.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    You can use Apple's Migration Assistant and that should do what you want. It won't be on the fly but it will copy everything over.
     

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