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Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to loreefromaustin)
You can't stop the restore. Also, note that Wi-Fi and Ethernet restores take a lot. If you can use FireWire or Thunderbolt to restore the backup (if your external disk has got a FireWire or Thunderbolt port), it will be much faster
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to loreefromaustin)
I thought the ethernet route would be faster than wifi. In any case, we have a time machine/capsule that is a few years old and I don't believe it has a firewire or Thunderbolt port. And I don't believe the imac, which is about 4 years old, has either the firewire or thunderbolt ports. It seems like i will have to wait days before the restore is complete.