Transferring 2008 Mac Pro to 2017 iMac Pro frustrations
I am having varying levels of lack of success with the different methods to transfer over my 2008 Mac Pro to my 2017 fresh out of the box iMac Pro. I am sure it's because of problems that I was having with the 2008. Sometimes it will work for many weeks without problems, and then suddenly I wouldn't be able to launch programs because it said that they were power PC applications (they were not). I was having difficulty making a time machine back up. I initially attempted to do Migration Assistant over Wi-Fi which was taking a really long time. It's stalled out at four hours and 16 minutes and then later decided that it would take 136 hours. I quit that and tried making a time machine back up. After a few false starts, I finally got it to make progress and left it alone... Until midway through, I accidentally knocked the drive off of the desk and it was hanging by its cable which created problems in the back up. I had a few more fall starts and then at about 1115 last night and said that there were eight minutes left. When I woke up, it said that they were problems creating the time machine back up so I started it again in the morning. It initially said they were only 117 MB left a copy but then two hours later the size kept increasing. I was running out of room on the drive. I hooked up an ethernet cable between the old Mac Pro and the new iMac Pro and I'm currently trying to use migration assistant. It seems to be crawling at a snails pace and is was stuck on one hour and 36 minutes left while transferring documents. Now it is at two hours and 27 minutes. Is this just a false indicator? I guess I will just leave it and hope for the best.