No firewire on new MBP - how to restore from backup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jccook, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. jccook macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2010
    Ladies and Gents,

    I have a MBP that I am upgrading. I used CCC to clone my disk w/firewire. Unfortunately I didn't inspect the new MBP I purchased. So when I went to boot it up I realize there's not a firewire outlet for the same firewire I have on this HD.

    Consequently I cannot simply restore the disk image. Help??

    I do have a time machine and have consistent backups. Can I simply plug in the cat5 cable on my time machine and restore to accomplish the same thing? Or can I use TM for CCC clone and then do this OR do I have to do something altogether different?

  2. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    You should be able to use your time machine backup over ethernet to restore to the new machine, when you boot up the first time there should be an option to restore from a time machine backup. (it sounds like you have a time capsule? from the ethernet?)

    Or, as above, buy a fw 800/400 converter
  3. tonyburkhart macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    You could connect them via ethernet and make sure their IP's are in the same subnet and that sharing is turned on. Both computers would appear as "shared" in the others finder.

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