Moving Mac Server to new hardware

Just looking for advice ...

I have a 13" Macbook Pro here (the one they just discontinued - 9,2) running OS X 10.10.3, and OS X Server 4.1 . I use it as a part-time server to push apps and stuff. It works fine, no problems. But here's my question ...

I decided to buy a loaded Mac Mini and use THAT instead of this Macbook as the server, so I can run it 24/7.

 So my question is, what do you suppose is the most painless way to move the Macbook Pro to the Mac Mini? My first thought was to image the Macbook Pro (with Disk Utility or CCC) and just restore the image on the Mac Mini, but I SUSPECT that if I do that, the Mac Mini might not boot, although I could be wrong.

Anyone have any suggestions?
glenj1978Asked:
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strungCommented:
Just use the Mac's built-in Migration assistant.

When you first start the Mini, it will ask you if you want to move data from another computer or drive. Just make sure the Mini and MBP are on the same network (ethernet, not wireless as it is too slow), answer "yes" and follow the instructions.

Migration assistant will copy over all your files, applications and settings. When it is done, reboot and your new Mini will look and work just like the MBP.

See: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204350
glenj1978Author Commented:
Have you ever done that with OS X Server installed?
strungCommented:
I have never done it with Server, but many times with the regular OS.
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strungCommented:
glenj1978Author Commented:
Yeah, I've done it with the regular OS too, but I think its different if you have Server installed.
Justin BradshawOwnerCommented:
Migration assistant should work... but using CCC should work better. The fact that they'll be different hardware shouldn't make a difference.

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serialbandCommented:
Migration assistant should be a little faster than CCC.
glenj1978Author Commented:
I've had a lot of experience with Migration Assistant not migrating everything, or migrating things incorrectly, so I wanted to avoid that. In any case, I just used CCC and did it that way.

One thing though. That brand spankin' new Mac Mini will not boot anything earlier than 10.10 . I hate that Apple does that.
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