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  • OT. Transfer thru ethernet from G4 to G5

    Posted by Tom Matthies on April 28, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    Everyone back from Vegas?
    Just a quick question.
    I need to transfer the clips from an internal drive in a G4 to a raid on a G5. I can’t hook the raid directly to the G4 since it (the raid) has a PCIe control card. I’d like to do it thru ethernet for convienence by networking the machines. Is it possible to hook an ethernet cable directly between the machines, using a standard ethernet cable or do I need a cross-over cable or do I need to go thru a hub or network? I figure that both machines are gigibit capable and going directly would be the fastest way. Our network, however, is only 100mb capable and would be considerably slower to transfer thru it. I can’t transfer vis the Firewire target method since the drives (actually a striped pair) are not the system drives and I don’t know if there is a way to select a specific drive in the target mode.

    I need to get this stuff transferred today. any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.

    Tom Matthies replied 18 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Walter Biscardi

    April 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    Turn off the G4

    Connect it to the G5 with a Firewire Cable

    Restart the G4 while holding down the “T” key on the keyboard. This is Target Mode

    When you see the Firewire emblem show up on the G4’s monitor, you’ll see the G4 drives show up on the G5 desktop.

    Transfer the files from the G4 to the G5.

    Shut down the G4

    Disconnect the Firewire cable.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.

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  • Joe

    April 28, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    We were trying to do just what you suggest and the G5 showed the G4 as a drive but when we click on it we get an eternal beachball.

  • Tom Matthies

    April 28, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    I had to unplug my ethernet cable while I was doing the transfer this morning, but simply connecting the two machines with a single ethernet cable will do the trick. Just network to the other machine using the “connect to server” command, select the drives and transfer away. I copied about 180 gigs of clips to the G5 Huge raid and it took only about 35 minutes. Not bad. I managed to copy everything I needed and then just connected the existing external FW drives to the new machine. Opened up a project and it worked just fine. Even the Aja Io worked like a charm. Looks like I’ll finally be cutting on a Quad G5 from now on. Will it now make my Dual 2.3 seem slow? Yippie!

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