Manual migration boils down to you copying, in the Finder, at the command line, or by running scripts, files from your old Mac to your new one. There is no single way to do this: you get to choose exactly what you migrate, and how you do it. I cannot, therefore, suggest any best way to do it. What I will do, though, is point out solutions to some of the pitfalls and problems which you may encounter.
One of the best reasons for preferring manual migration over using Migration Assistant is that you can eliminate old detritus, unwanted and manifestly incompatible items during your manual process. Migration by cloning is even worse than Migration Assistant in this respect, as it carries over absolutely everything, whether wanted or not.
Simply copying files should be highly reliable, so long as you know what to copy and where from. The two most common problems which arise with manual migration are failure to copy essential support files, which may be hidden or stored in a hidden folder, and the failure of software to locate files on which it depends.
If you go this route, you then must manually copy files from your old Mac, or from a backup. This part of the process can be time-consuming, but it can allow you to sift through your files to find what you really need, and slim down your Mac. When you do this, you may be surprised to find how much you can ignore from your old Mac.
You can transfer information over a wired or wireless network, as long as your computers are connected to the same network. To learn how to prepare for a smooth migration, see the Apple Support article Move your data from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Some applications, particularly complex professional software with multiple components (Adobe, Quark, etc.) may have problems running after a migration of this nature. To fix this you can sometimes download an installation/migration fix from the developer. If not, reinstall the application from your original disks or downloaded installers.
After composing your email select the down arrow next to the Send button and either pick from one of the scheduled Mail suggests or select Send Later. If you select Send Later, manually set the date and time to send the email and select Schedule when you're finished.
This is tricky, but I just figured it out. I'm surprised Apple doesn't have good documentation on this. The trick lies in TWO things - migrating both your Apple Mail Items AND the Internet Account Items. Before Yosemite, your email accounts were all contained in the Apple Mail folders. However, now they have been separated so if you JUST manually migrate the Apple Mail stuff, without the Internet Accounts, then Mail will open and you'll just get your a nakedn iCloud Inbox that will start to load your most recent emails. Also, it helps to copy the Keychain folder over so you don't have to re-enter all your passwords (in Mail or other places as well).
I arrived at this with a fair amount of trial and error. I had backed up my old user folder (all the folders, including the Library folder) with both Time Machine and a manual copy. I played around with these on a separate, dummy user account (so I could delete it and have my nice, pristine, clean install still there once I figured it out). Finally, let me also say - BAD on you Apple for making this so complicated. Email software is one of those things that should remain elegant, even at the architecture level. Quit complicating things.
I have spent so many hours testing this manual email move for a client who just got new computers. I also reached out to most of the 'gurus' on Apple Mail that I know who are extremely knowledgeable on Apple Mail. What was so strange was that everyone gave the response to just use the migration tool. I guess they don't work for other clients like I do. Just using the migration tool is so the wrong answer... What if the client just got a small Macbook and only wants to move his email data from a bigger desktop? Not everyone is completely iMAP!!
Not sure about those files. I went with the broadest possible brush, so if you don't have them, them might not be relevant. Let me know how it goes! I really am surprised there isn't more documentation about this. Migration Assistant is a piece of garbage. New system - manual recreation is the way to go.
Done as suggested above manually moving the files across including the ~/library/accounts folder. The only accounts that appear in Mail are those that were there prior to the move even though I've overwritten all the previous information. Or at least I thought I had. I think the mailboxes are there but Mail is not recognising them.
Say my old install had 30 apps, some poorly uninstalled, cruft, etc. If I do a clean install of half those apps and use migration assistant, will it bring over all they old sytem files or only those that pertain to what's actually been installed on the new system?
When you want to move data from an old Mac to a new one, the most reliable method is to use Apple's Migration Assistant. Found in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder, Migration Assistant copies all of your files from your old Mac to your new Mac, so you don't have to transfer them manually.
If you migrate your data to a new Mac using the Setup Assistant, your keychains will automatically be transferred to the new computer. To manually move your keychains to another Mac, you can copy your keychain file to the other computer and import it with Keychain Access.
Review the list of required packages to install Linux VM agent. Azure Migrate installs the Linux VM agent automatically for RHEL 8.x/7.x/6.x, CentOS 8.x/7.x/6.x, Ubuntu 14.04/16.04/18.04/19.04/19.10/20.04, SUSE 15 SP0/15 SP1/12/11 SP4/11 SP3, Debian 9/8/7, and Oracle 7 when using the agentless method of VMware migration.
Google Workspace offers multiple different migration products for admins and end users. For details on migrating from more data source environments like Mozilla Thunderbird MBOX archives and Apple Calendar (iCal), go to our migration product matrix.
Can I add the Mobility Master to the same vlan/subnet that I use today?Will I be able to do the migration process in a smooth and controlled fashion in the same vlan? Without the risk of AP's connecting to a MM/MD before everything is configured and ready?
1 Create Device Backups2 Upgrade one of the v6 Controllers to v83 Add V8 Controller to MM and configure Local settings4 Move over a select few v6 AP to the v8 MC5 Verify WLAN Connectivity and Access6 Decide to Backout, or move forward with the migration7 Move over the remaining AP groups to v8 MC8 Verify that the APs moved over9 Reboot an AP and verify connectivity in the event of a power failure10 Decide to Backout, or move forward with the migration11 Upgrade remaining v6 controller to v812 Add V8 Controller to MM and configure Local settings and Cluster13 Verify WLAN Connectivity and Access again, and perform some failover tests
The concern I have is with how AP's will react during the migration process. Lets say if an access point connected to the 6.x environment reboots. Will it not search for a controller through ADP and then risk getting connected to the 8.x controller?
You could also make sure that your LMS and B-LMS settings in the AP system profiles on v6 point to the v8 controllers. This way even if an AP contacts the v6 controller during migration, they get pointed to the v8 controller no matter if it discovers v6 or v8 first.
Without VMware based migration tool - Being a large shop there are restrictions on VM creations. These would normally be standard Windows/Linux build only from predefined images. Any "custom" Appliance type VM would have to go through exception processes within the organization - which if you run into the many 10000s of servers I do understand they don't want to support every image under the sun.
I am in a similar situaiton, but I only have a standalone controller I need to migrate with as little fuss as possible. Having issues with all the challenges of the migration tool and error messages. It would be neat if I could simply copy and paste the relevant show run information from the 6.5 config into the new 8.3 config.
For manual migration, a few other email clients must complete the process. As mentioned earlier, Apple Mail stores the mailbox data in the MBOX format file, and Microsoft Outlook stores mailbox data in the PST file. In Outlook, support for directly importing MBOX files is not allowed. That is the reason tools like Eudora, and Outlook Express are needed.
With this manual method, you can convert mailboxes from Apple Mail to Outlook and its different versions available such as Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 & Outlook 2016 on a Microsoft Windows system; follow the steps below: 2b1af7f3a8