Leopard Erase and Install > Migration Assistant

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dacreativeguy, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Anyone clone their system drive to an external drive using SuperDuper, CCC, etc, perform an Erase and Install of Leopard, and then use Migration Assistant to transfer everything back to the system drive?

    I don't see many people talking about Migration Assistant, but the process I described would seem to be the next best thing after an erase and install and manual installation of everything from scratch.

  2. zmapper macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Migration Assistant

    Migration Assistant is on my sh*t list right now. I saw another person do just what you describe. But, when I tried it, Migration Assistant insisted that I hold down the T key to start the other computer in target mode. Of course, both of us were trying to migrate from an external drive, so couldn't hold down the T key at startup. Both of us had used Super Duper to make a bootable copy of our hard drive. But, the other guy was never prompted to hold down the T key to put his external drive in target mode, yet I was. I haven't found a workaround.
  3. dacreativeguy thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Did you test your clone before upgrading? All I can think of is that it was corrupted in some way.
  4. BRI macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2007
    Migration Assistant gives you the option to transfer data either from another mac, or another volume; it looks like you chose "another mac." Instead, choose another volume to migrate your data from your external hard drive.

    A word to the wise: TURN OFF FILEVAULT on the system from which you are migrating data. Whether you are upgrading or erasing and migrating from a clone, ensure that Filevault is turned off (if you're so lucky to be able to turn it off without a major hassle).

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