I have purchased an almost matching MacBook Pro Retina (late 2013) to my first. From a specs perspective, one is .2 GHZ slower than the other, but hardware matches otherwise. I bought the second one to keep as a ‘hot spare’ when I go to gigs, just in case.
All that being said, which is the better of these two approaches in terms of ‘matching’ the configuration between these two as close as possible.
- Install everything on one of the two units and get it all configured exactly how I want it and THEN backup using timemachine and restore to the second unit --OR–
- Install all audio software, libraries, etc… matching on these two units
Your guidance is truly appreciated.