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Offline AndyFC

File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« on: July 28, 2021, 08:34:44 PM »
I've just got a Powermac G5 which I've installed MorphOS on. I want to move some of my files, apps and config from my G4 and would like advice on the best way. There is about 3GB of data to copy
- the G4 only has usb 1.1 so the copy to a usb drive is too slow and times out
- moving the HDD from the G4 to the G5 causes Morphos to hang on boot...probably a conflict between two bootable system disks

How can I do the data copy quickly and in a way that maintains the SFS file attributes?

Both machines have MorphOS 3.15 and the Chrysalis pack.
Thank you.
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.2 ROMs, 3.5" HD, CD RW and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrGdL6XjmE

MorphOS on PowerMac G5 and ATI 9600 pro
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 11:10:36 PM »
Two ideas:
1. Put the G4 drive in an external enclosure to plug into the G5 machine after bootup (no boot conflicts this way).
2. Rename and change the boot priority of the G4 partitions so they won't conflict with the G5. i.e., if the boot/SYS: partition on both machines is DH0, change the G4 device name to SDH0, and make sure it has a lower boot priority than the G5's boot partition. You might have to change the volume names as well, and of course you can change the partitions back to their old names once the copy is complete and the drive is back in the G4.
 

Online kolla

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2021, 02:25:26 AM »
Two ideas:
1. Put the G4 drive in an external enclosure to plug into the G5 machine after bootup (no boot conflicts this way).

No need for an external enclosure, just press T on the G4 keyboard and it will power on in "target disk mode" and effectively be an external enclosure.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2021, 04:49:47 AM »
No need for an external enclosure, just press T on the G4 keyboard and it will power on in "target disk mode" and effectively be an external enclosure.
Neat idea - I often forget about that Mac feature. But I always thought it was an OSX-specific thing. Does it present as a standard USB mass storage device?
 

Offline AndyFC

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2021, 08:49:08 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. I've remembered I have a USB caddy somewhere so will dig it out. I used it as a NAS but it has a USB port too.

I wondered about target disk mode too but I think it's MacOS only and MacOS doesn't mount the MorphOS SFS partitions (both my machines dual boot with Tiger). I also don't have a FireWire cable to connect them with.
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.2 ROMs, 3.5" HD, CD RW and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrGdL6XjmE

MorphOS on PowerMac G5 and ATI 9600 pro
 

Offline AndyFC

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 01:27:28 PM »
I'm copying all the files over at the moment. I put the old HDD in a USB caddy.

To avoid conflict I renamed the new MorphOS system: to system1: and will revert it afterwards. If I didn't do this then the partition on the old drive replaced the partition with the same name on the new drive once it was connected after boot.
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.2 ROMs, 3.5" HD, CD RW and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrGdL6XjmE

MorphOS on PowerMac G5 and ATI 9600 pro
 

Offline pVC

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 05:28:25 PM »
I wondered about target disk mode too but I think it's MacOS only and MacOS doesn't mount the MorphOS SFS partitions (both my machines dual boot with Tiger). I also don't have a FireWire cable to connect them with.
It works with MorphOS too. I've connected two Macs with MorphOS on both, and the target machine's SFS partitions showed up automatically on MorphOS at the other end.

One other option would be by mounting partitions over network with NetFS Revised. It preserves Amiga/MorphOS file attributes.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: File migration from one Morphos machine to another
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2021, 03:06:56 PM »
@ pVC

Great info, thanks!