General discussion

Migrating Data in Firewire Target Mode

I am going to help a friend set up a new MacBook Pro and migrate data from a three year old iMac. He has the Firework 400 to 800 cable.

Question, do you start up the iMac in target mode after the migration assistant asks if you have another Mac or do it before you start the new MacBook Pro?

Thanks,

Jay

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: Migrating Data in Firewire Target Mode
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Migrating Data in Firewire Target Mode
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Target Mode,

Glad you asked that and that you are aware of the procedure. You'd be surprised at the number of posts we get about moving data, after the new machine is up and running.

The best course of action here is to wait until the new Mac asks the question about transferring data from another Mac.
That way the new Mac is actually looking for the old one.

The procedure may take some time, depending on the amount of data being transferred but is worth the wait.

P

- Collapse -
Target Mode

Great - thanks for your answer. I think moving data this way is much easier than doing it after the machine is set up.

Jay

- Collapse -
Infinitely easier,

as it sets up all the accounts and network settings.

P

CNET Forums

Forum Info