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JohnMarkPainter

New Member
First off....

Migrating from an old iMac. I didn’t have the new Thunderbolt adapter. Trying to run Migration Assistant through Ethernet. I let it run overnight and it hung up.
YOU CAN GET IT GOING AGAIN BY DISCONNECTING ETHERNET AND PLUGGING IT BACK IN.
Maybe that will help someone someday.
Ethernet is super slow. Wait to get a Thunderbolt adapter.

Anyway
I got the 27” iMac Six Core 3.7Ghz.
I use SSD for Samples and usually LaCie Rugged for Audio
I am upgrading RAM to 64GB
Cubase 10
Superior Drummer
A bunch of Bdio, Spitfire, Bohemian, Halion etc.


When I get it all set up and authorized (that’s always fun) I will load up some big templates and see how it does.

ANY MIGRATION TIPS?
Ive always just installed everything from scratch in the past.

I have a bunch of work to do, so I am trying not to get too hung up on migrating (my old rig still works)
But of course the lure of a much faster computer just sitting there is too hard to resist.
 
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JohnMarkPainter

New Member
Again...to anyone using Migration Assistant:
It hung up two more times.
I just pulled the Ethernet and put it back in and got it rolling again.

I don't know if the same thing happens with Thunderbolt
 

Mike Marino

Senior Member
Maybe some info from this thread will help?
 

JPQ

Senior Member
Well I’m moving from a SINGLE 3.2Ghz with 16GB Ram so this is a big bump for me
i feel even my jump mac mini with 2 dual (+2 virtual cores) 2.8mhz my current 3.2 (i think i dont have energy tripe check it it beetwwen 3-4) ghz 6 six cores even this feel amazing even later one is pc.(i dont have anymore money use macs).
 

JamieLang

Active Member
Fwiw. I always make a list before: so I can physically check it off like “superior authorized and working....BFD installed waiting for FXpansion email....etc“—keep going. I also install all the dongle stuff first because once it’s installed (and maybe shown where the libraries are)....they’re DONE.

Apple should do a decent job with migration assistant, but I’m skeptical that if I use something like that it’s to blame for every weird thing on that machine for the next 5 years. Plus-in the SSD age of storage, there a tangible problem with bringing over digital dandruff. My old MacBook has a 128gb SSD, constantly full and I can only consciously ID about 70gb. OSX is relatively tiny...so, the other “stuff” is 7 years of installs and preferences and drivers for things I no longer own, etc....
 
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JohnMarkPainter

New Member
OK...I got it working.
YIKES.

Loaded up two Superior Drummers (Kit and Orchestral Perf), Bohemian Cello and Violin, Chris Hein Romantic Cello, a couple of Iconica Ensembles, 8Dio Studio Piano AND 8Dio Upright with a few mics activated.

Piece of cake.
Playing very busy parts, the CPU load stays super low.
I am very happy

Nice.
I've still got some activations to chase down but not too bad.
 

Michael Antrum

Only the good die young....
My old MacBook has a 128gb SSD, constantly full and I can only consciously ID about 70gb. OSX is relatively tiny...so, the other “stuff” is 7 years of installs and preferences and drivers for things I no longer own, etc....
Use Daisydisk or Whatsize to track down where all your storage has evaporated to. Useful little apps to track down where the space has gone.
 

jcrosby

Senior Member
Use Daisydisk or Whatsize to track down where all your storage has evaporated to. Useful little apps to track down where the space has gone.
GrandPerspective is also awesome. This helped me track down disappearing space last year to CCC snapshots, a feature I believe it turned on by default with APFS volumes. (Time machine does the same thing by default FYI...)

The snapshots wound up eating a few hundred gigs but it looked like ghost space that couldn't be accounted for...

 
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