Migration assistant problem

matt3526

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Mar 7, 2011
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Hi all,

I recently purchased a new MacBook Pro and I am trying to transfer all my data from my time capsule backup using migration assistant. Everything went well until it got to "Transferring your applications folder". Since then the time remaining has steadily risen from 20 minutes to 53 hours.

Will it ever come back down again or is it stuck now? If I turned off my mac would everything I've copied so far be ok or would I have to start all over again. It took 9 hours to copy everything upto this stage, so I'd rather not start again.

Thanks
 

bobcan

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Hmmmm.. Not so sure, but __ ..

Well.. First question I will ask is HOW are you connected _ if not by Firewire/Thunderbolt than that would likely help immensely.. a week or so ago I transferred ~400GB from a 2011 MBP (Firewire 800) to a 2014 rMBP (Thunderbolt) with appropriate adapter in a bit over 2hrs.. Good luck!! :apple:
 

DougFNJ

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Jan 22, 2008
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Congrats on your purchase. I recently made the same move, very happy.

I also used the Time Capsule, I transferred everything Wirelessly and had almost 300 Gigs to transfer. At the beginning it showed a ridiculous number of hours as well, and then it reduced the time to show 5 hours. It increased a few times when I looked, I would leave it for a few hours and check in to see if it reduced.
 

sigmadog

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I used an Ethernet - Thundebolt adapter and connected directly to my Mac Pro, transferring about 200GB in about 35-40 minutes to my new rMBP.

Using wi-fi, I was getting times upwards of 50+ hours which was not acceptable at all and over the course of several hours it never got any better.

Not sure if your Tiime Capsule has that capability, but connecting via USB / Firewire / Ethernet / Thunderbolt is vastly preferable to sitting around waiting for Wi-Fi, in my opinion.
 

matt3526

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Mar 7, 2011
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Thanks everyone, I just left it alone and within 30 minutes it had finished. I was using Wifi, next time I'll connect with USB, ethernet or TB!