What is the best method for moving a user from an old Macbook Pro to a new Macbook Air?
Is it disk cloning? Or the migration assistant from Apple?
I need to move all the data, applications, settings, etc.
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From my point of view, best option is Migration Assistant.
You can select:
You can use it with Wifi or Ethernet, FireWire or ThunderBolt.
Disk clone is an option for me, when the target machine have the same configuration as origin machine.
If you're pressed for time, by all means use jherran's answer and Migration Assistant.
But if you have time, I would recommend manually moving everything across. This means you get to evaluate whether you actually need this (app|video|picture) anymore, or if it's just taking up HDD/SSD space. On the flip side, it's possible that you miss some things.
My procedure when I get a new Mac is this:
brew liston the old machine and have Brew install everything I think I still need on the new machine. Same with other utilities like nvm, rvm, etc.
Again, this is for people that can afford to spend some time rebuilding their machine. However, it does have a couple advantages: