Can I run a new iMac and a five year old Mac Pro off the same external back up?

Am buying a new iMac and moving all data from five year old MacBook Pro. Would like to run both simultaneous. Leave iMac in office and travel with MacBook Pro.

1 Answer from the Community

  • are you asking about time machine?

    each time machine image is unique

    ...you can set up the new mac from an old time machine image, however once you commenced its own time machine image - the copies would diverge

    What do you want on both - try iCloud, if you have 'common' files you need on both

    • Answered by Andrew K from Adelaide
    • Jun 16, 2014