Migration questions.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shivetya, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    I did a limited migration mainly because over wireless it will take 30 plus hours.

    Can I connect both computers using an Ethernet cable? The old machine is an iMac and the new is a MBP 2.4


    Will mail migrate as well?

    When it says applications will that mean FireFox moves too?

    I guess if FireFox goes then WOW will move too.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    answers in quote

    PS: Be sure to have a Gigabit ethernet cable, it will allow for speeds of about 40 MB/s, if the iMac (all models since May 2005) has a Gigabit Ethernet port.
     
  3. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

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    So i can sue a ethernet cable instead of firewire800? how can you tell if it's a gigbit ethernet cable?
     
  4. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thank you!

    The Ethernet cable should speed up the transfer a lot.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    On the cable are sometimes letters and numbers, and if you find "Cat 5e" or Cat 6" written on the cable it shall be gigabit ethernet.

    You can use a FW800 cable (it may result in faster transfer speeds), just use Target Disk Mode with the older Mac you migrating data from.

    Target Disk Mode - pressing and holding the key "T" during start up, and mounting the Mac as an external drive to another Mac.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661
     

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