Upgrading Mac Mini 1.83 -> 2.23

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by geoffreak, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    So my new Mini 2.23 arrived today and I'm trying to think of how I'm going to go about restoring the data from the old Mini. I've sold my old Mini, but used SuperDuper to backup to external drive.
    Any recommendations? I have a MBP I can use if necessary.
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    You said you backed up your old Mini's hard drive to an external drive, I think you can connect the external hard drive to your new Mac Mini and pull the files off to your new Mini.
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Connect backup drive to new Mini then use Migration Assistant.
  4. RDM3 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    Concordville PA
    I have a general question about upgrading the hard drive, I have a MacBook, 120gb HD, and thought about upgrading to 320 or 500, please let me know if I am saying this right....

    I would create a bootable backup to an external HD using superduper, swap out the HD's, then boot from the external HD and use migration assistant to get the files from the external to the the new internal?

    I have never done this before, but to boot from the external, is there anything special that needs to be done, or do I just plug the external into the USB and hit power?

    Sorry I hope these are not stupid questions.
  5. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    Thanks for the info...
  6. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    +1 to that. :)
  7. geoffreak thread starter macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Thanks for the tips! Everything appears to be working perfectly :D

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