My main computer is running Snow Leopard, so I am not using any iCloud syncing. It needs to stay on Snow Leopard because of several apps I'm still using that do not work under Lion.
My iPhone and iPad sync to this main computer.
I also have a laptop running Lion, and it does not have my iCal, Notes, Mail, or Address Book entries on it.
I'm not going to have access to my main Mac for about a month. I don't care a lot about the music in my iTunes library as I plan to leave it on the SL Mac because it has much more disk space, and I can live without it for a month.
However, I need my calendar, notes, and contacts. In particular, my calendar on my main computer has reminders and to-dos years into the future for legal and regulatory deadlines as well as historical records of when I made such filings, so I have to preserve that. Plus I want day-to-day usage of the calendar to still work.
The change is now I want calendar, contacts, notes, and iTunes all to be hosted on my Lion laptop. So what's the best way to move the data from my SL Mac to my Lion laptop and get the iPhone and iPad to sync to the laptop? Particularly since I'm going to want to move them back to the Snow Leopard Mac later.
I've read a lot of articles on how to move the iTunes library over, but because it is so big, I'd prefer not to move over the music. In any case, just moving the iTunes library is not sufficient. How do I move the other data over without wiping my laptop or my iPhone?