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skl
07-31-2007, 06:42 PM
I have an older Intel and am getting a new one - the video card, wireless card etc are different. Can i restore the old image onto the new one? Will it be missing needed drivers?

dnanian
07-31-2007, 07:08 PM
You're definitely going to want to migrate to this new Mac. It's shipped with a special build of 10.4, and things aren't synced up yet...

skl
07-31-2007, 07:45 PM
I have to ship the old one back - how do I save the data i need to migrate?

You're definitely going to want to migrate to this new Mac. It's shipped with a special build of 10.4, and things aren't synced up yet...

D.G.
07-31-2007, 08:06 PM
You should be able to migrate from a full back up just as you would the actual machine.

So if you had both machines, you might boot up the old one in target mode and connect it to the new machine via firewire to migrate. This is the old machine acting just like a firewire drive.

Without the machine, you would just connect the backup to the new machine to migrate.

Note: I've not actually done this, but I believe the theory is correct.

DG

dnanian
08-01-2007, 12:52 AM
DG's right. Just make sure you write the backup directly to a drive, and not to an image.