I want to copy a volume from an old MacBook Pro to a new one. I mounted the old one using Target Firewire Mode. I made a new APFS volume on the new machine. When I tell Disk Utility that I want to restore to the new volume, the list of volumes to restore from has nothing on it. Why? Is it because the old volumes are HFS+ format, rather than APFS? Will I be able to make a disk image, and then restore from that?

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I tried the route of making a disk image and restoring from that. I got an error message saying that an APFS volume can only be restored from an APFS volume. So apparently I must find another way to copy all the data.

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