Is anyone else having migrations issues???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by drbob20, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. drbob20 macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Just curious if anyone else is having migrations issues. Got a new Imac and trying to "migrate" from my old Imac, which is also Intel, however with lack of FW 400 the job has not and continues to not work. I tried over the network but that show 19+ hours and stalled out. I tried to migrate from a bootable external HD but none of my passwords or settings transferred over (I think they're supposed with migration). Has anyone had this issue or does anyone have any recommendations? Oh, I also tried with an ethernet X-over cable and that didn't seem to get me anywhere either.

  2. jw2002 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    No problem on my end, and both times I used an ethernet cable. It took probably 3 hours to xfer 100 GB worth of data and settings. Also, no need for a cross-over cable. All Apple products since like 1999 or so have had smart enough ethernet cards to detect computer-to-computer ethernet connections.
  3. drbob20 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Thank you for the reply. I've since "migrated" using my bootable back up HD, worked flawlessly:)
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I transferred my data (mostly music, videos and photos) from external HD. It took 30 minutes to transfer 50GBs via USB.
  5. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Cool that you got it xferred over I usually just do ethernet as well
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Did you "migrate" or just copy? it makes a big difference.

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