Chris Breen shows how it’s done. Noted because I guess I missed when Apple added the option to Migration Assistant to restore from a Time Machine backup.
My backup process is not picture perfect but I think it’s decent and, more importantly, has served me well in a couple of disk crashes. I take a full backup of my disk every couple of weeks using the inimitable SuperDuper (which really needs to update its screenshot because brushed metal?) and do daily Time Machine backups of my user account. Using Breen’s methodology, I’d restore the disk from the full backup and then overwrite the user account with the Time Machine backup.
I know, cool story, bro, but the “eat your vegetables” posts are important, too.
Sit up straight.