New iMac and time for TC Restore?

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  1. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

    jonfarr

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    Just got my new 21.5" iMac with a 1TB Fusion drive. I am installing a backup from my Time Capsule and it started out as saying it would take just under 7 hours. Does that seem about right? The backup is around 300-400GB.
     
  2. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Using an ethernet cable, that sounds about right....Thunderbolt would be faster of course, but 7 hours sounds okay to me.
     
  4. FFabian macrumors member

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    My 110GB TM Backup Migration to my new iMac took 45-50min.
     
  5. trustever macrumors 6502

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    Let it go over night, sometime these estimations are way to generous and it actually takes far less time as long as you are not doing it wirelessly...
     
  6. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Some rough calculating shows 300-400GB would take 6.7 to 8.9 hours to transfer at gigabit speeds. So your are in the zone.
     
  7. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like you are doing restore over a wifi connection. I restored ~160GB on mine via wired gigabit LAN and it took about 50 minutes.
     
  8. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    My 400GB restore took about 3 hours using Ethernet.
     
  9. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Oops. I was off by a factor on my time conversion. At gigabit speeds 300-400GB would be 45 to 60 at theoretical speeds. Probably 2 to 3 times that in actual operating speeds taking into account network and system overhead.
     
  10. jonfarr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I did it over wifi. It ended up taking close to 7 hours. Gotta love the TM backup though. Seamless transition from my rMBP to my iMac.
     

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