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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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How long should Migration Assistant take?

I'm migrating from a 120GB MacBook to a new 320GB MacBook Pro. I'm using an Ethernet cable connection and I've had it on overnight. The progress bar seems to have moved about 5%. There's no cancel button. Should I kill the process, restart and do it over?
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Pretty much, yes. It can take a long time, but not THAT long. Is the old machine in good working order or is there a proble with it?
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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The old machine works fine. I wonder if Ethernet is slower than Firewire. I'd love to use Firewire but FW800 to FW800 is just about the only cable I don't own.
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The old machine works fine. I wonder if Ethernet is slower than Firewire. I'd love to use Firewire but FW800 to FW800 is just about the only cable I don't own.
Use FW - it's WAY faster than Ethernet for use with Migration Assistant. It will complete in a few hours via FW800.
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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I just realized the old MacBook is FW400 and I happen to have a FW400 to FW800 cable so we are in luck. Thanks for the advice.
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #6
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to give you a yardstick, last time i upgraded my imac i had about 130GB on the drive and using a FW400 to FW 800 connection it was complete in much less than one hour.
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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It took about 2 hours with Firewire. Clearly the process was hung the first time.
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Old Nov 14th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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Hi, I'm currently transfering over all of my files from a white MacBook, from 2008 I believe, to a new MacBook Pro 2010 (with Lion and all the new fancy updates and upgrades.)

I strarted with the firewire cable but it says there's 82 hours to go... is this normal? It doesn't seem to be doing anything. Should I kill it and start again? I tried to follow Apple's directions, but clearly something went wrong. Help?
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Old Nov 14th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #9
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Yes - kill it and start again! 82 hours is ridiculous. :p
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