Re: [Micronet] Migration Assistant and file transferring onto the newer Macs - ETHERNET ROCKS!

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Re: [Micronet] Migration Assistant and file transferring onto the newer Macs - ETHERNET ROCKS!

Beth Muramoto
I wanted to publicly thank everyone who came to my aid. I really appreciate it!!! Thank you Duane for coming by and giving me other vital information like that I can't go into target disk mode using a bluetooth keyboard, that I needed a USB one. I never would have figured that out. And thanks to Burke for offering his personal assistance.

Special thanks to Graham and Jay who showed me the error of my old ways (and gave some much needed laughs) and towards the ethernet cable hook up! THAT worked like a CHARM! It made the migration go from hours to 22 minutes.

After another failed attempt at using firewire and an adapter, I used the ethernet cable per Jay's and Graham's suggestions and it was easy peasy!

I'm never going back to firewire again!

Thanks everyone! I think I've regained my sanity.


Beth



On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Beth J MURAMOTO <[hidden email]> wrote:
I seem to be having a terrible time accomplishing file migrations for upgrading various older computers (iMacs and MacBooks) to newer versions with various firewire options and without them.

The last time I had trouble Roy Baril, graciously helped me by telling me that I needed to select Another Disk when doing the migrations, but now, nothing seems to work. I'm using thunderbolt cables, using adapters to old 400/600/800 firewire connections and they just don't seem to be seeing each other when I go into target disk mode. I can't even seem to get the new computers to see a target disk using any iteration of the cables so I've even had to create adhoc temporary wireless networks to have the computers see each other and it works sometimes, but not all the time and it takes HOURS.

I've tried a free version of Super Duper to clone one computer, but it won't let me clone onto another computer without buying the full version...I seem to remember we could do this with the free version, but it's been awhile.

As a last resort and from desperation, I've just been manually copying over files using an external hard drive, but this is labor and time intensive and I've had to recreate account settings etc.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe I should use Carbon Copy cloner?

I'm going slowly insane with the struggles. This should be easy, but it has been anything but and I'm beginning to wonder what I'm doing wrong. Has anyone else had issues doing file migrations from an older Mac to the newer ones? Is it just me?

Thanks. *hitting her head against her desk.


Beth

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Beth Muramoto
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Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
- Tom Peters

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. 

-Coleman Cox

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