So i need to send in my mac laptop for repair and i have plenty of development work to do for the week that it will be gone for. I can borrow a laptop but obviously it wont have my data and dev stuff and documents on it. I have a full clone of my current drive and documents on the cloud but i'm looking for a simple quick method for getting my entire environment setup on this new laptop, then be able to nuke it and leave without little mess.
I would prefer not to have to backup the loaded laptop and just write my clone over the top then restore it when i get mine back. I also don't have a firewire drive to boot off which would have been great (nor the money to purchase one).
Any help appreciated.
I am an iphone developer and so all the Dev install as well as keychain items would be needed, im not even sure they would authenticate on another machine.
I think it might be feasible to restore from a time machine backup to a new user on the machine and then install the dev tools. If apple made hard drives removable this wouldnt be an issue, swap and replace done (they are both macbookpro(3,1)'s )