My Mac has died and I'm considering whether to fix and restore to the same hardware or get a new one and import data.
The TL;DR: Do you know if Migration Assistant will take a bootable external disk with the data as source?
The long story:
I have a fairly recent Carbon Copy backup of my data (on El Capitan), but if I get a new Mac it'll be running Sierra, so restoring the HD would be a no-no. Also, it would be a good moment to get a "clean" OS baseline to work from, as long as I don't have to go back and reinstall everything.
I know that Migration Assistant can take a disk image file, but I'm not so sure if it'll be able to read a external HD as source?