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70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: dmag
Date: April 22, 2014 07:45AM
Restoring Lion on a new Seagate 1TB hybrid drive for my MBP. Have to go with Lion first, then upgrade to Mavericks.

It's showing 70 to 103 hours to complete. I've got a 4mb line, upload and download.

What kind of servers does Apple use for this? Horrible.
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: bik
Date: April 22, 2014 08:03AM
Hopefully it won't actually take that long. It will probably have spurts of productivity that shorten the time considerably.

But, before the next time you need to do something like this, you're going to want to create a bootable installer so you don't have to use the "emergency" option of recovery over the internet.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2014 08:04AM by bik.
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: chopper
Date: April 22, 2014 08:07AM
<<Have to go with Lion first, then upgrade to Mavericks.>>

I predict/fear you will regret this.
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 22, 2014 08:09AM
A 4mb line is pretty slow and you probably aren't even getting that much. It isn't Apples servers. We have a 100mb line at work and can install an OS in about 15 to 20 minutes.

Why do you need to go to Lion first? Should be able to use a 10.9 recovery partition and go straight there.



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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: dmag
Date: April 22, 2014 08:16AM
The mac tech said the laptop had to be restored to the system it initially came with, then do the upgrade.
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: dmag
Date: April 22, 2014 08:19AM
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chopper
<<Have to go with Lion first, then upgrade to Mavericks.>>

I predict/fear you will regret this.


Why?
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 22, 2014 09:08AM
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dmag
The mac tech said the laptop had to be restored to the system it initially came with, then do the upgrade.

The "mac tech" doesn't know what he is talking about.



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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: April 22, 2014 10:53AM
As long as you have already "purchased" Mavericks, you don't need to go through installing Lion first. I just reinstalled Mavericks to a new, clean drive, even though the MBP came with Snow Leopard. I did have a bootable Mavericks USB installer, though I didn't know how to use it, so when starting the reinstall the MBP first connected to Apple's servers and started a Mavericks download/install.
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: michaeld50
Date: April 22, 2014 11:02AM
If you want to use the "internet recovery" option, your serial number information is transmitted to Apple. It will then install ONLY the original OS version that it shipped with along with the "bundled" applications that it came with when new.

MJD
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: April 22, 2014 11:29AM
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dmag
Restoring Lion on a new Seagate 1TB hybrid drive for my MBP. Have to go with Lion first, then upgrade to Mavericks.

It's showing 70 to 103 hours to complete. I've got a 4mb line, upload and download.

What kind of servers does Apple use for this? Horrible.

Your first problem is believing that time frame.

The second problem is believing the tech that said you HAD to install Lion then Mavericks.



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me into next year is still on the table.
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: michaeld50
Date: April 22, 2014 03:11PM
...an adendum to my previous post taken from [support.apple.com] :

"If you use Internet Recovery to reinstall OS X, it installs the version of OS X that originally came with your computer. After installation is finished, use the Mac App Store to install related updates or later versions of OS X that you have previously purchased."

"Restoring iLife applications after Internet Restore of OS X

If your computer came with OS X Lion or later and you erase your hard disk and install OS X, you can download iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand from the Mac App Store."

MJD
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Re: 70 to 100 hours to restore a system?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 23, 2014 03:27PM
MJD, thanks.



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