Migration Assistant estimates over 200hrs to restore my Mac?

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  1. Gaspode67 macrumors regular

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    My mid 2012 iMac died with a catastrophic HDD failure (Trying repair disk on boot up actually led to Disk Utility re-writing the Boot Info and now it fails to boot at all). After trying lots of options, I decided that I had to bite the bullet & get a new iMac. Just received my Oct '15 Refurbished 27" and all well and good until I use Migration Assistant to try to restore from my Time Machine backup on the local network drive (a Time Capsule). There's about 640GB to restore, and it starts out okay, if a little slow (I'm connected over Ethernet) with an estimate of 15 hours approx to complete. After a while, though, it now has an estimate of over 200 hours to complete! I've had to restore from a Time Machine backup before, but it's never taken anywhere near that long. Is this a known bug/issue? are there any workarounds? HELP!!!!



     

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  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Can you not connect the backup drive directly through USB? Restoring over a network is going to take a very long time over a network, even using Ethernet, especially 640 GB.
     
  3. Gaspode67 thread starter macrumors regular

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    To be honest, now that it's "sped up" again to give only 11 hours to go, I'm not going to risk disrupting it and re-starting. Instead I'm going to let it run overnight and hope that by mid-morning tomorrow I might be able to get the new iMac up & running properly. Still seems crazy that it should take so long for an Ethernet connection to take so long, even given the amount of data I'm restoring....
     
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    Okay, so it seems to have completed (even though it stuck for ages with 1hr44min left on restoring Applications for some reason). However, I have a new problem. All the Applications seem to be there & functioning except iTunes! It's there, and it's connected okay to the Library which is on a NAS RAID1 Array. I'm able to play any music or movie/TV show that I've ripped myself, but any item I bought on the iTunes store can't be played. Also, when I connected my iPod Touch to sync it up, I got a dialog box asking if I wanted to Authorise this computer for the Apps installed on the iPod. If I click on Authorise, it does nothing. I tried to access my account through iTunes, but the Account button and menu link do nothing (and I really mean nothing, no dialog, no beachball, nada).

    I thought I'd try signing out of my iTunes account & signing back in, but now I can't even Sign In to my iTunes account. Again, the Sign In Menu link does absolutely nothing. No pop-up, no login option. It's also managed to de-authorise iTunes from my Audible account, where I have over 200 audiobooks, including some that are no longer on sale. I want to be able to access my media. HELP!!!!!!

    Okay, scratch some of that. It appears that doing this weeks' El Cap update & restarting twice has cleared the iTunes password issue. It's still causing problems with Audible, where it's trying to get me to either authorise or de-authorise on the US (.com) site, instead of the UK (.co.uk) site, which of course won't fly. That'll take me some digging I guess.... I don't remember it all being this complicated previously when I used a Time Machine backup to migrate to a new mac before though. It's got a lot more complicated. I'm seriously thinking of stripping all the data off my iMac and onto another NAS so it can be recoverable by a Windows 10 machine as well as OSX. It's getting so that "It just works" is now more like "It works, just (and only after a lot of fiddling around)"...
     
  5. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    So essentially this whole thread is a stream of consciousness that would have been completely unnecessary if you had been more patient before asking questions?
     

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