Migrating Data from old Macs (System 7 / System 9)

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by RamseyK, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. RamseyK macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2010
    I'm trying to migrate data off of a Macintosh Performa 6115CD and a Power Macintosh 7300/180. The Performa is running System 7 and the 7300 is running MacOS9. I do not have an external SCSI adapter to attach the disks to for a raw copy.

    What's the best way to get data off of these machines? I was looking into Appletalk over IP but I'm not sure how to proceed.
  2. MacTech68, Jul 19, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    For the 6115CD you'll need a AAUI to TP (Twisted Pair) Ethernet Transceiver, the follow the instructions below (also dependent on what System Version is has). System 7 isn't going to play nice with MacOS 10.4 and later, but you could connect the 6115CD to the 7300, and then transfer from the 7300 to MacOS X).

    For the 7300, Ethernet is the best was to go. Grab an Ethernet cable from your current Mac to the 7300. Now, on each machine setup TCP/IP and Appletalk over Ethernet.

    For the TCP/IP setup, assign a manual address of for one machine and for the other. The Mask is and the router address becomes the Manual IP address you gave to the OTHER machine.

    Turn file sharing on on your new Mac, go to Chooser in the Apple Menu on the 7300, click on AppleShare, and then, if your new machine's Icon doesn't show up, click on "Manual IP Address" (IIRC), and enter the IP address you assigned to your new Mac.

    That's a pretty brief overview. Things may not work for a variety of reasons but in a fair wind, this should work.

    Good luck! :)
  3. RamseyK thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2010
    Thank you for the reply!

    I have an AAUI to IP transceiver so I'll give this a shot tomorrow.

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