Time Machine backup compatibility question

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  1. tm0000 macrumors regular

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    I have made a backup of my mid2014 rMBP with time machine. So I have High Sierra installed on it because I can't update to mojave on the mid 2014 model.

    So, I was wondering... Will I be able to restore my backup from time machine on a new 2018 MBP? Will my backup be compatible with the new OS?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. mbosse macrumors 6502

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    1. Your mid2014 rMBP is compatible with Mojave and you can simply upgrade
    2. Yes, you can restore from your old backup
    Magnus
     
  3. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    More accurately you can't restore from the old backup unless it's been upgraded to Mojave on the old system first ( as 2018 model can not boot from anything but a version of high sierra it shipped with or mojave ), but you can migrate from it at least in theory if it's on an older OS. ( ie, Mojave pull in data from older OS )
     
  4. mbosse macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that's more precise.
     

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