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:
    3.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    191,210
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try; $10.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    856
  • Platform:
    Mac
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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

    5.0

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 0
    • 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

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

June 03, 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 stars

"Mick Bombich is a genius"

May 02, 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 stars

"Terrific Alternative To Time Machine!"

March 06, 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 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 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 stars

"Performed flawlessly, highly recommended!"

February 04, 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 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 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 stars

"Great for backing up HD"

December 08, 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 stars

"Outstanding piece of software."

December 06, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.7
  • Resolved in issue introduced by Mac OS X 10.6.5 in which errant messages related to allocating memory for ACLs were reported
  • Improved several progress indication irregularities
  • Fixed a problem affecting some Tiger users in which the source and target menus were not properly populated
  • The "Show log" button that is presented when the scheduled task helper application reports a problem will work more consistently now.
  • Minor errors will no longer prevent CCC from blessing the target volume
  • Fixed a minor scheduling issue in which tasks that ran after 11PM could not be (re)scheduled to run before 11PM on the next day
  • Fixed a regression introduced by CCC 3.3.5 in which deny Access Control Entries were not preserved. Simply re-running a backup task with this updated version of CCC will repair any of the affected ACEs on the target volume.
  • Resolved an issue in which CCC would errantly report that the connection to a remote Macintosh had been dropped when two minutes had elapsed without encountering any files that needed to be updated.
  • The software update mechanism used by the scheduled task helper application (introduced in version 3.3.4) now uses the interval settings defined in the main application. Additionally, when the scheduled task helper application determines that an update is available and launches the main application to perform the update, the main application will now be more reliable about immediately executing the update procedure.
  • Fixed a race condition involving multiple scheduled tasks trying to roll the same log file (e.g. on startup).
General
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date November 24, 2010
Date Added November 24, 2010
Version 3.3.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
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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