Time Machine Question

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  1. divedeepfl305 macrumors newbie

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    Hello I currently have a MBP backing up to time capsule via time machine. I am expecting an IMac when I set it up can I restore from time machine on that machine. Will it look and have the applications of my MBP? Also if I do any changes to the IMac and try to time machine will it overwrite my MBP backup?

    If you all Mac experts can help I will appreciate it.
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    when the iMac arives and you turn it on. setup assisstant will get you connected to the internet then ask if you want to import user accounts/apps/setttings. One of the choices wil be to inpoirt from a time machine backup. For a faster transfer process, make sure the iMac is connected to time capsule via the LAN out rather than wirelessly.
     
  3. divedeepfl305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Another thing

    Ok thanks for clearing that up another thing though once it is all setup and I do a new time machine backup on the IMac will it delete the existing MBP setting on time capsule and time machine since I imported all its settings at setup?
     
  4. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    no it should not delete it. Time machine uses the MAC hardware address to differentitate computers so another time machine volume should be made in parallel.. To be safe though, I would make sure the new computer has a different name (sharing prefs) before initiating the first time machine backup.
     
  5. divedeepfl305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok great

    Thanks for the quick response!! Can't wait for fed ex to knock on the door now!!
     
  6. Latro macrumors member

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    Once you get your new computer. Control + Click (Right Click) on Time Machine and select Browse Other Time Machine Disks.

    You can select your MBP Time Machine Disk and restore what ever files/apps you want.

    Quick and Simple way to sync your notebook with your desktop.
     

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