Jump to content


Photo

High Sierra Migration Assistant?


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Julia Falling

Julia Falling

    Mithril

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,326 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Interests:Numerous!
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

Hey - My husband got a 512G SSD drive to upgrade the old drive in a 2011 13” MacBook Pro. He followed OWC’s (MacSales) directions and started by removing the old drive from the MBP and replacing it with the new SSD. The old drive was placed in an enclosure. With the now external platter drive connected to the MBP via a USB cable, he booted from the external drive and erased and reformatted the SSD using Disk Utility.

The migration (via Migration Assistant) has not gone well. He now thinks he’s got his files moved, but he’s having all sorts of problems. One is that he does not have access to Users > Library > Caches. We’ve changed permissions. This is all a pain to fix, and very time consuming.

Anyone else experience difficulties?

On the positive side, he was able to get Accordance running.

Julia Falling

MacBook Air Sierra Acc 12
mid-2013 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (2 cores)
8 GB RAM; 512 G SSD

Mac mini Sierra Acc 12
late-2012 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 (4 cores)
16 GB RAM; 1.12 TB Fusion Drive

iPad Pro iOS 11
128 GB
iAccord 2.5

iPhone 8 iOS 11
64 GB
iAccord 2.5


#2 Mark Allison

Mark Allison

    Platinum

  • Accordance
  • 813 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Flowery Branch, GA
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, Windows, iOS

Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:57 PM

I'd boot from the old drive and use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the old drive to the new. Everything will work flawlessly after that. It's worth the time to avoid permission headaches, imo.


Edited by Mark Allison, 09 December 2017 - 01:57 PM.

  • R. Mansfield, Michael J. Bolesta, Lester P. Bagley and 2 others like this

#3 Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis

    Platinum

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,634 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Alberta, Canada
  • Interests:Contemplative prayer, ecological stewardship, science-fiction, and cat herding are some of my interests.
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:01 PM

Super duper is what I have used in the past and therir beta is compatible
  • Nathan Parker likes this

#4 R. Mansfield

R. Mansfield

    Mithril

  • Accordance
  • 3,081 posts
  • Twitter:@thislamp
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kentucky
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, Windows, iOS

Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:16 PM

Like Mark, I've used CCC for this kind of upgrade and had great success. 

 


  • Mark Allison and Nathan Parker like this

Rick Mansfield

Technology Evangelist

Accordance Bible Software

 

Gear for Running Accordance:

 

macOS

2014 Mac Mini - 2.6 Ghz dual core Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, macOS Sierra/macOS Server

2016 15" MacBook Pro - 2.9 Ghz quad core Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, macOS High Sierra

 

Windows

2014 15.6" Acer R7-572 - 1.6 Ghz Core i5, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB mSATA, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10

 

iOS

2017 iPhone X - 256 GB, Verizon, iOS 11.x

2016 iPad Pro (12.9") - 256 GB, Verizon, iOS 11.x

 

Android 

2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 - 32 GB internal + 64 GB microSD, Fire OS 5.6 (=Android OS 5.x)

2017 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - 128 GB, Android OS 7.0


#5 Julia Falling

Julia Falling

    Mithril

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,326 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Interests:Numerous!
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:17 PM

Thanks. This will probably have to be for future reference. I don't think he wants to start all over – again. If he discovers that things are still not right, it might be worth it!

Next time I replace a Mac, I don't think I want to go through what he has. It's been 4½ years since I've moved everything from one Mac (or one drive) to another. I don't remember having the kinds of problems Steve has had.

Edited by Julia Falling, 12 December 2017 - 06:45 AM.

Julia Falling

MacBook Air Sierra Acc 12
mid-2013 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (2 cores)
8 GB RAM; 512 G SSD

Mac mini Sierra Acc 12
late-2012 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 (4 cores)
16 GB RAM; 1.12 TB Fusion Drive

iPad Pro iOS 11
128 GB
iAccord 2.5

iPhone 8 iOS 11
64 GB
iAccord 2.5


#6 Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker

    Gold

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 474 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:03 PM

I've used Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner interchangably and both work well.

Nathan Parker

 

Visit my blog at http://focusingonthemarkministries.com


#7 Julia Falling

Julia Falling

    Mithril

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,326 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Interests:Numerous!
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:59 AM

Thanks. Very helpful.

The other annoyance is MS Office. It won’t take his key because he has supposedly installed on too many computers. He hasn’t. He has just upgraded the computers he has. MS must recognize the hardware changes. Anyway, he doesn’t t want to “upgrade” to a piece of expensive hardware with a never-ending subscription.

He called the MS number to get the mess straightened out. After entering a very, very long key, he got a recorded voice that offered no help, said good-bye” and hung up on him. Disgusted! He’s probably just going to switch to Pages/Numbers/Keynote.

And his new drive is 1T, not 512G.

Julia Falling

MacBook Air Sierra Acc 12
mid-2013 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (2 cores)
8 GB RAM; 512 G SSD

Mac mini Sierra Acc 12
late-2012 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 (4 cores)
16 GB RAM; 1.12 TB Fusion Drive

iPad Pro iOS 11
128 GB
iAccord 2.5

iPhone 8 iOS 11
64 GB
iAccord 2.5


#8 Bob Deacon

Bob Deacon

    Platinum

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 864 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Murfreesboro, North Carolina
  • Interests:Bible, computers
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Windows, iOS

Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

For what it is worth, having recently switched BACK to Mac they are much more responsive to support needs than MS ever was or will be! Spending money with MS is long over for me. Glad to be back on the Mac!

 

Bob


Bob Deacon

Interim Pastor of Galatia Baptist Church Seaboard NC

2017 MacBook Air, Accordance 12


#9 Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker

    Gold

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 474 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted Yesterday, 05:18 PM

I run Pages for page layout documents, plus I have Nisus Writer Pro and Mellel. Nisus Writer Pro is a good Word replacement, and Mellel is good too just a little more complicated to learn.
 
I recommend he take a trial of both as one of them should be a solid Word replacement for him.
 
For spreadsheets and presentations, Numbers and Keynote is plenty OK for my needs and likely his.
 
If he needs a workstation academic word processor, there's Nota Bene as well, although it runs the Windows version under WINE (but still runs great).

Nathan Parker

 

Visit my blog at http://focusingonthemarkministries.com


#10 Julia Falling

Julia Falling

    Mithril

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,326 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Interests:Numerous!
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, iOS

Posted Yesterday, 05:25 PM

Thanks, Nathan.  I've forwarded the link to him.


Julia Falling

MacBook Air Sierra Acc 12
mid-2013 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (2 cores)
8 GB RAM; 512 G SSD

Mac mini Sierra Acc 12
late-2012 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 (4 cores)
16 GB RAM; 1.12 TB Fusion Drive

iPad Pro iOS 11
128 GB
iAccord 2.5

iPhone 8 iOS 11
64 GB
iAccord 2.5





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users