Migration App


Burning down twice is better than moving they say. We need an app to move documents, settings and possibly apps over to new hardware.

  • Transfer configuration, applications, documents
  • Very tied to backup. Migration is essentially recovery from the last backup onto a new machine.
  • Hooks into initial setup. New OS install usually means wanting to restore from another machine/backup.

It's 2020, leverage cloud services.


AllanDay, JakubSteiner


Use cases

  • Restore from backup (cloud, NAS, removable drive)
  • Direct connection between two machines (wifi, eth)

Non use cases

  • Esoteric methods like macos target disk mode (firewire/usb/thundebolt).


Backup/Restore is a showstopper for this tool.

Relevant Art

Tentative Design

Initial Setup: https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Design/os-mockups/-/raw/master/initial-setup/workflow.png

Application: FIXME


See Also

Design/Apps/Migration (last edited 2020-03-04 11:49:34 by JakubSteiner)