Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 295 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    191,210
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try; $10.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    856
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Carbon Copy Cloner is a simple, donation-ware utility for cloning entire drives, performing incremental backups, and scheduling ongoing backups. This app has a long track record as one of the most useful and reliable disk utilities available, and its interface and features (especially for scheduling) have only gotten better. Its also kept up with the Mac OS, adding support for HFS+ filesystem compression. Other recent updates have integrated support and documentation into the app better, speeded up recovery of files from damaged volumes, and ensured that Carbon Copy Cloner excludes the Time Machine database.

Carbon Copy Cloner makes it very easy to quickly clone a hard drive (i.e., duplicate every single file on the drive, even at the block level), or you can indicate which files and folders should be copied--and you can also direct it to only copy files that have changed since the last backup. Carbon Copy Cloner can help you schedule regular backups, too, according to any schedule you set, and it can also work with iPods and remote Macs. Carbon Copy Cloner may have a fairly narrow feature set (for example, you can't back up directly to optical disks), but it provides a lot of well-executed functionality at a low price.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 295 votes

    • 5 star 242
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 12
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5 stars

"Does what it says it will do."

September 12, 2009  |  By allenmet

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2.1

Pros

This program is very easy to use and is relatively fast.

Cons

No complaints.

Summary

Easier to use than Time Machine. If you have a problem, emails to the developer are answered in a short period of time.

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4 stars

"At last I have a bootable backup which updates daily."

August 24, 2009  |  By ahmadthomson

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2.1

Pros

I hope I never need it, but if I do, it works! My applications open and even my iphone syncs.

Cons

So far, so good ~ no complaints.

Summary

Up to now disaster has not struck my hard disk, so I have only tried a few tests with my clone ~ and everything works. It's worth it just for peace of mind, although I will still use Time Machine as well. Thank you. Naturally I trust that this will continue to be the case once Snow Leopard is installed.

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5 stars

"Easy to Use"

June 30, 2009  |  By jboroman

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2.1

Pros

Does a complete, bootable clone.

Cons

None the I know of.

Summary

A novice like me can just set the 'source' and 'target' and have at it. Later, one can check out the other features. I've never had a problem with CCC, even in OS 9 days.

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5 stars

"Superior Mac backup/cloning application"

April 06, 2009  |  By wait4me2

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2.1

Pros

Top of class Macintosh backup application. None better. Have used for years with flawless results. Simple, elegant interface - bootable clones are perfectly imaged. Well worth the shareware donation...

Cons

None noted...

Summary

Find it far more versatile than Time Machine. Highly recommend...

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1 stars

"Horrible app"

April 05, 2009  |  By njk828

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2.1

Pros

It will make bootable backups.

Cons

Did not let me open any apps when I booted off it.

Summary

Horrible don't download.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.1
  • Resolved interface issues with non-English localizations.
  • Resolved an issue in which, in some circumstances, rsync was unable to create a directory if the parent directory was locked.
  • Addressed a codesigning issue that would prevent CCC from launching in some cases on Mac OS X Tiger.
  • Resolved an issue in which the Authentication Credentials installer package would not install on certain installations of Mac OS X Tiger.
General
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date March 30, 2009
Date Added March 30, 2009
Version 3.2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.1MB
File Name ccc-4.0.3.3835.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 191,210
Downloads Last Week 856
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $10

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