Moving Computers – MacBook to Mac Mini

I have spent all yesterday moving my MacBook Pro computer over to my Mac Mini for reasons which I won’t bore you with at the moment. The main issue I had was that I did not want to use the Time Machine backup as I wanted a clean install of the OS.

During the process I found that Time Machine info is stored on your Time Capsule as a disc image and therefore this image can easily be copied to another drive. So that is what I have done. I have my old Time Machine backup on another USB drive and then Mac Mini can use the Time Capsule for backups. I copied all my files over the local Wireless network as well as just syncing most of them with dropbox.

It all took a long time but it was very easy. Most of it was waiting for files to copy over. Looking forward to WiFi speeds getting faster for data transfer as well as technologies like Apple’s Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.