More work to be done before your migration is fully complete: check your workflows, key security settings, disk health, licensing, backups.
What if you can’t or don’t want to use Migration Assistant to move your files from your old to a new Mac? Here it can get more complicated. Tips and solutions to help.
The simplest and best way, when it works. But have you considered migrating from a Time Machine backup instead, and what if it doesn’t work when setting up?
Should you leave the Migration Assistant to set your new Mac up? Will it work if the Mac has a T2? What are your options?
Migration is pain: you can spread it out over days or weeks, or get it over with in a much shorter period. Moving your Time Machine backups also requires great care.
I was startled to discover that a brand new iMac Pro shipped with macOS 10.13.2 pre-installed, and was very reluctant to upgrade to Mojave.
You might want to read these tips before installing the first release of High Sierra. They could save you a lot of pain.
A complex installation, which ran smoothly but failed to convert an external SSD to APFS. Watch for issues in migration, though, which forced me to abandon. And yes, Sierra can still access High Sierra’s APFS disks.
Many of the great painters have been migrants. Here are examples from Canaletto to Sargent. Suppress migration, and art will be stifled.
Maybe when I replace this iMac, I should build my next startup drive from scratch.