Migration "less than a minute remaining"

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by LastZion, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    I have been stuck on this for about 2 hours"

    I have seen numerous posts and articles that state if I "wait a long time it will eventually finish".

    Just wondering how long you guys have waited?

    When do I pull the shoot?

    Going from late 2013 IMac to late 2013 iMac.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    For me I left it over night after waiting 4 hours. It was complete the following morning
     
  3. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be clear were you hung up on "less than a minute" for 4 hours then left over night?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Correct. Started at 4pm by 6pm it said less than a minute. By 10pm was still saying the same, done a quick google saw it was a recognised issue, left it and went to bed. By 6am it was complete.
     
  5. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Jez84 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, just checking if your less than a minute remaining issue ended?

    I'm migrating a 2009 MBP to a 2014 MBP and it's been on "less than a minute remaining" for the last 5 hours.
     
  7. mosesa macrumors newbie

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    I am having this same issue. It has been stuck on "less than 1 minute" for 2 hours now. transferring from time machine external hard drive backup. does anyone know how long you have to wait approximately for it to work?
     
  8. Amstrman macrumors newbie

    Amstrman

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    same problem.. stuck on one minute for hours..
    How long to wait before force quitting it all?

    called AppleCare (NL) about the failing Migration Assistant.
    Stupidest answer EVER: its a good program when it works...



    Got a new Mac but havent felt this frustrated for a long time...
    great experience Apple.........
     
  9. tehhalia macrumors newbie

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    I left mine for 24 hours after I noted it said "a minute remaining". Still no end... Gonna give it another 24hours... Madness.
     
  10. Riwam, Nov 27, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015

    Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know the true situation in your computer and with your task.
    My own experience however has always been that messages telling that a certain time is needed for completion of any procedure in a computer are never to be taken seriously! :D

    Very seldom "...still 5 minutes" last truly at the end 5 x 60 seconds, or "1 minute left" ends after 60 seconds. ;)
    Actually it can last much, much longer and usually this is the case. :eek:

    It is more or less as serious as weather forecasts...:rolleyes:

    On the other side I have from time to time a message telling me, for instance, that a certain task will take 1278570 hours and 18 minutes :D... and after a short time it corrects itself and the true final time is less than an hour.

    I have learned to live with totally unreliable computer timing messages which, fullfil what they usually write at the end of many movies
    "any similarity with actual facts is purely coincidental" :)
    Ed
     

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