Time Machine Big Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sonoio, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. sonoio macrumors newbie


    Jun 1, 2017
    Hi, my 2010 imac died yesterday.
    I have a time machine backup on my external hd, and on the imac I was using Yosemite.

    If I buy a new mac mini with sierra installed, will I be able to do a full recover of my pc?

    Thank you!!
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    As long as the OS on the new Mac is the same version or newer you should be fine. So, you should be fine.

    Restore the Yosemite install to the Mini and have it exactly as the iMac was? possibly not. But you should be able to restore your apps, data and settings and be VERY close to what you had previously.
  3. sonoio thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 1, 2017
    Thank you hallux.
    I only had the doubt that a mac mini manufactured in 2017 could not be compatible woth yosemite
  4. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2016
    You'll be fine. I used my Time Machine to update from a much older 2007 iMac to a new iMac 27 running the latest OS. Snow Leopard to El Capitan, (if I recall correctly). Just had to update everything after the restore and I've had no issues.
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    You can import your Time Machine data using the setup assistant when you set up your Mac. You just cannot restore a Time Machine snapshot directly.


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