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Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

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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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    • 5 star: 240
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    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 12
  • Current version:

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    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 18
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    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "CCC is the best cloning app I have used so far."

    June 3, 2011  |   By Creative Media

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    REALLY FAST!-much faster than the cloning app I was using previously.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Get it! And don't forget to make a donation to the guy who created and manages it. This app is well worth the money and he deserves to be rewarded for his creation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Mick Bombich is a genius"

    May 2, 2011  |   By i_baird

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Easy to use and it does what you want it to do

    Cons

    There are none

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Terrific Alternative To Time Machine!"

    March 6, 2011  |   By Creativescape

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Easy to use, simple, backup and restore program with clear and concise instructions.

    Cons

    None. Works great so far.

    Summary

    After struggling for over a week diagnosing my new WD My Passport Essential external drive and scouring Time Machine troubleshooting forums, I found that my drive is fine and Time Machine is the problem. Too many unexpected errors with random files kept halting Time Machine. Too much need to read log info in Time Machine Buddy that say "error parsing SystemMigration.log and still being confused about what's wrong.

    After reading the positive reviews on here, I easily downloaded and installed Carbon Copy Cloner. The instructions clearly describe the features and what to do. All 350GB of my files backed up without a single issue, and they're all accessible on my drive.

    There are options to either clone my Mac's entire drive or only back up selected files. You can even make the cloned drive bootable and pick how many versions of files to archive. More options are included.

    The developer encourages trying this fully-featured program and donating if satisfied. If this continues to perform well for me, I will certainly make a donation!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "CCC Has Got Your Back"

    February 15, 2011  |   By dblakepad

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Seamless clone of MacBook hard drive to my G-Tech external RAID drive. Booted up with clone less than 10 seconds after creating and all was intact. Whew! Quality, user friendly software. Thank goodness there is someone looking out for us MacHeads!

    Cons

    If there are any, I haven't found them yet, but don't expect to.

    Summary

    If you are a Mac user, this is your product for protection and peace of mind. Don't you dare not donate something for the use of this!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Extraordinary value."

    February 10, 2011  |   By FLASH1296

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Customizable images are bootable !
    Bargain-priced.
    Perfectly wonderful interface.
    Shallowest imaginable learning curve.

    Cons

    Those who are comfortable with using Apple's Disk Utility and/or Time Machine do not need this application.

    Summary

    Highly recommended affordable application that has always gotten better with time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Performed flawlessly, highly recommended!"

    February 4, 2011  |   By jhively

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Easy to use, created bootable clone of hard drive on a larger drive.

    Cons

    None found

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and reliable backup."

    December 12, 2010  |   By Steve Davidson

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Carbon Copy Cloner has become my primary whole-disk backup, supplanting (over-priced) commercial products such as Retrospect.

    Cons

    The only item on my product "wish list" would be the ability to pick a directory as the equivalent of the root of a volume, and clone from there down (e.g., a home directory).

    Summary

    CCC backs up (duplicates) a volume quickly and works well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent tool"

    December 12, 2010  |   By Vrijbuiter--2008

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    It is easy and does what it promise.

    Cons

    A pity it does not work on NTFS-file systems

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great for backing up HD"

    December 8, 2010  |   By kengenex

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    Simple to use. User friendly

    Cons

    Count on some computer down-time while CCC does its work

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding piece of software."

    December 6, 2010  |   By mrbiteme

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.7

    Pros

    It is fast. It doesn't load the system when it runs as badly as Time Machine and MobileMe sync and it produces a bootable backup.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can complain about.

    Summary

    I run time machine and MobileMe Sync but I rely on this piece of software more. I have partitioned an external firewire drive so that 1/2 gets Time Machine data the other half CCC data.

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