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SDD/HDD and time machine restore?

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I currently have an iMac with 500gb of storage which is backed-up via timemachine on an external storage. It's very easy to use when you don't change anything. What about the case where I would want to install a hackintosh with a SSD for the OS. If I restore from the time machine, it will probably restore everything and throw an out of disk space error?

I don't mind having my user files on the HDD.

What would be the best route achieving that.

thanks
 

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I currently have an iMac with 500gb of storage which is backed-up via timemachine on an external storage. It's very easy to use when you don't change anything. What about the case where I would want to install a hackintosh with a SSD for the OS. If I restore from the time machine, it will probably restore everything and throw an out of disk space error?

I don't mind having my user files on the HDD.

What would be the best route achieving that.

thanks

Install from scratch with the SSD in the PC-Mac. Use migration to move user files from HDD to SSD. Erase the HDD. Movve users to HDD with this procedure: http://lnx2mac.blogspot.com/2010/09/moving-os-x-users-to-separate-partition.html
 
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