I have a Time Machine and two Macs. I want both computers to be the same, not back them up separately.

Is it possible to use one as a primary (always backing up from one) and then "downloading" the latest changes onto another?

  • Anybody knowing if a virtual NetBoot server can do this↑?
    – Harcker
    Jan 29 '18 at 14:18

Time Machine is not designed to do this. It will not make bootable backups, so you can't use a Mac as a destination for backup (and have this backup be "functional").

There are other solutions for synchronizing multiple machines. If iCloud/Dropbox/Google Drive type solutions are not sufficient for your needs, there are other tools that can sync - Chronosync is one solution.

  • The thing is, I need/want more than just files to be synchronised. I'm a software developer and I need/want my entire environment to be in sync (apps/plugins/extensions, system changes, etc)
    – Corinne
    Jan 29 '18 at 4:38

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