Restoring Time Machine Backup From MBP to MBA Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rmbrown09, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    Have my 13" MBP setup just how I like, but I will be getting the refreshed Air when it arrives.

    Can I restore files and folders from a time machine backup and have it not complain about different hardware?

    Just trying to see how smooth the transition will be.
     
  2. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    But the Time Machine procedure requires a Leopard/Snow Leopard DISC. Lion doesn't have a disc.
     
  3. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    You can always run the migration assistant after setting up Lion. It doesn't require an install disc.
     
  4. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so lets say I want to get my wife a new Mini. She currently has a 2010 Mini. I make a TM backup. Get the new Mini and just use Migration Assistant to restore that TM backup.

    And that will move all her programs, photos, etc over? Will it move a VM using Fusion over? What about a bootcamp install of Win 7?
     
  5. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    I feel like Time Machine works in two ways. One is data migration, so applications and data.

    The other is a full image, which requires the same hardware on 2 machines. So no I don't think it would take the Windows with you, but I could be wrong.
     

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