I use my MacBook pro late 2011 with SSD, 8gb ram etc at home with an extra monitor as an almost desktop PC, however I just purchased a MacBook air 2012 128gb SSD which is running Yosemite to use when I'm out of the house etc.

By any chance would I be able to carbon copy the MacBook pro stuff (has things like office documents etc.) And flash them onto the air ? Really don't wanna go through the hassle of setting everything up again .

Hard drive space not an issue since I only used like 60 on the mac pro.

Any help would be appreciated thanks:)


I maintain a similar setup, with a mid-2010 MBP on the home desk (using an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse) and a mid-2013 MBA for travel. To maintain a consistent user environment, both machines run the same macOS, currently Sierra 10.12.6.

Contacts, Safari bookmarks, Calendar, Keychain, and Find My Mac are synced using iCloud; I use no other iCloud service. My email is IMAP, and thus synched by my ISP's server.

The two computers are synched over an Ethernet connection using ChronoSync (on the MBP) and ChronoAgent (on the MBA). This synchs the computer's Desktop folders, my Documents folder, and Photos. I do this just before travel, and just after return. After the first synch, synching usually takes about two minutes.

I found ChronoSync clumsy to setup, but it does the job. I also use CS to each night create a bootable backup of my MBP's SSD boot drive.

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