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:
    3.3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    191,210
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2010
  • 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

    4.8

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Easy to set up - works seamlessly."

October 18, 2010  |  By steamfit

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

works great

Cons

nothing - it's great

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5 stars

"Simple, fast & worth every cent and then some"

October 12, 2010  |  By DarleenMB

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

Super easy to use and I love the daily backups.

Cons

Haven't found anything yet

Summary

My iMac's internal drive started that dreaded clicking noise a few days ago so I ran out and bought an external drive. CCC completely cloned the internal drive in under 4 hours. Daily backups take about 10 minutes. I now boot from the external drive and backup to the internal.

The interface is simple and intuitive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this product to anyone.

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5 stars

"trustworthy"

October 11, 2010  |  By NeilFiertel

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

easy to use and good interface also

Cons

There is no issues with this fine program

Summary

It allows one to copy over not only programs but also preferences and the secret hidden stuff that applications have so that on a backup one can use the installed materials as if it were the original hard drive. This way one has a real backup and not one that fails as soon as one needs to work with it. it is near perfect..a gem

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5 stars

"Outstanding!"

September 28, 2010  |  By habrahamson

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

Effortless cloning of system to migrate to new hardware.

Cons

Can't think of any cons!

Summary

CCC is easy to use, relatively intuitive, and does what it claims. It is an indispensable utility for anyone involved in moving to a new Mac, as well as for making the occasional stand-alone bootable backup. I have used it over many versions for many years.

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4 stars

"The easiest cloning , quick, easy, and efficient"

September 18, 2010  |  By tony_walker

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

Simple and easy to understand and direct

Cons

Very little

Summary

Excellent and essential bit of software

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5 stars

"Mac in for Repairs -- No problem!"

September 15, 2010  |  By RTM

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

My iMac was in in for repairs for two weeks. Thanks to CCC I was able to use my cloned disc as the boot drive with my wife's laptop for the duration.

Cons

Some software copy protection schemes lead to registrations not surviving the cloning process, thus requiring reentry of registration codes. Not really an issue with CCC, but a minor inconvenience none-the-less.

Summary

I sometimes need/like to use some older software that is not compatible with the current OS, using CCC I can choose to boot off another disc that still runs those golden oldies. Very helpful when dealing with the uncertainties of some upgrades.

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5 stars

"It Does What It Says"

September 15, 2010  |  By philb9--2008

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

It works as expected with timely updates to keep up with current technology.

Cons

I have not found anything to dislike.

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4 stars

"Great product"

September 08, 2010  |  By maylbu

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.4

Pros

Simple, easy to use

Cons

Like everything

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.4
  • Resolved an issue in which an error was reported if a file had 126+ Access Control Entries (ACEs).
  • Resolved an issue in which extended attributes were not reapplied to files modified since a previous backup.
  • Resolved an issue affecting Leopard users only in which the password specified for encrypting a disk image would not be recognized if the user did not click out of the password text field prior to clicking the Save button.
  • Resolved an issue in which the CCC.log file may be unwritable for the currently-logged-in user.
  • The text at the bottom of the Scheduler window now properly indicates that disabled scheduled tasks are not scheduled to run at a particular time.
  • Added a message to the end of an aborted block-level cloning task that informs the user to reformat the target volume in Disk Utility.
  • Improved the wording of some of the "What is going to happen" statements.
  • Resolved an issue in which CCC allowed a user to specify a directory as a pre- or post-flight script path (the path to an executable file is expected). This setting would subsequently cause CCC to report an error.
  • Resolved an issue in which CCC might hang while "Authenticating" or report an error while trying to run the first task that requires elevated privileges if the ownership of the /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools directory is amiss.
  • CCC now properly disallows the scheduling of a task that saves a disk image to the startup disk.
  • When using the "Archive deleted and modified items" feature, the timestamped folders are now stored in one folder at the root level of the target volume.
  • CCC now generates a warning when absolute paths are entered in the subfolder field of the Advanced Settings panel.
  • CCC now properly prevents you from trying to save a disk image in a folder to which you do not have write access.
  • Added a check for software updates to the end of the backup task for scheduled tasks.
  • Resolved an issue in which the "Data Copied" field would occasionally errantly report a very large number.
  • CCC now presents a more informative dialog when a block-level clone is stopped before it is finished. CCC now indicates that the target volume must be reformatted and presents a button that takes you to the Disk Utility application.
  • CCC provides better progress indication when converting a sparse disk image to a read-only disk image.
  • If the target directory does not exist on a remote Macintosh target, CCC now reports this condition before enumerating files.
  • Made several minor changes to the documentation to make it valid against XHTML Strict.
  • Adjusted the calculations behind weekly scheduling. Rather than having a week start on Sunday for all locales, the week will now begin on the date specified as the "Start on" date. Tasks scheduled with intervals greater than every week (e.g. every other week, every third week, etc.) will also more reliably determine the first and last days of the interval.
  • Scheduled backup tasks that specify a volume that is managed by autofs or automountd will now attempt to trigger those automounts.
  • CCC now indicates very clearly whether a Time Machine backup will be transferred.
  • Improved error messages associated with input/output errors to offer clear guidance on resolving them.
General
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date September 08, 2010
Date Added September 08, 2010
Version 3.3.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh
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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