Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 297 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    207,460
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    379
  • 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

    2.5

    out of 4 votes

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

    4.6

    out of 297 votes

    • 5 star 242
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 14
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1 stars

"It's good but how can you mean it? (not free anymore)"

August 03, 2012  |  By throost

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5

Pros

Excellent software, but not free anymore.

Cons

No longer available as free software.

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3 stars

"powerfull tool but now payware"

July 26, 2012  |  By torfdin

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5

Pros

powerfull tool to clone Volumes, it provides fast making BackUp of folders or Volumes and it's easy to use

Cons

now payware, so if you have used ccc for BackUp until now, you need to use another free tool or you have to pay

Summary

if you want to pay for software i.e. if you do not want to use freeware, ccc could be a powerful tool, but first you should compare, whether ccc fits your need or other payware fits better

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5 stars

"CNET - update your description - it is not donate ware"

July 25, 2012  |  By mclennan65

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5

Pros

great software but no longer donate ware (thats ok I donated anyway) - it costs and they have a special thru aug 12 for 25% off.

"CNET SAYS: 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.
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Cons

no con unless you consider not paying for something worth the money a con

Summary

I am happy to pay but if you donated in past don't have to donate any more.

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1 stars

"Not Free anymore"

July 24, 2012  |  By ergalthema

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5

Pros

Great software when it was free.

Cons

Not free anymore.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5
  • Fixed a minor timing issue that would prevent CCC from finishing the submission of an email notification when a scheduled task was configured to sleep or shut down the Mac.
  • Fixed an issue in which non-ASCII characters would be improperly displayed during the backup task (this was only a cosmetic problem).
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would occasionally not retain the user's last choice in the preset configurations menu.
  • Growl notifications should be a bit more consistent on Lion.
  • In anticipation of Mountain Lion's requirement that I use Apple's code signing certificate to sign my application, this version of CCC will migrate entries in the CCC private keychain to a new keychain. I have leveraged codesigning in CCC for almost 5 years and recently started to rely on it to have access to keychain entries without annoying the end user for permission to do so. Switching code signing certificates at this point invalidates the keychain item access control lists that I previously applied, forcing me to migrate the keychain or face losing access to those keychain items. When you launch this new version of CCC, you'll see a progress panel that indicates that CCC is migrating the keychain. This should be fast and eventless. If you see a dialog from the system asking you to grant CCC access to a keychain item, however, it is imperative that you click on "Allow" to give CCC access to those keychain items.
  • In earlier versions of CCC, when an encrypted disk image's passphrase keychain entry was updated by the scheduled task helper application, access to that keychain item would be limited to only the scheduled task helper application. Subsequent ad hoc attempts to back up to the encrypted disk image (e.g. in CCC's main window) would result in a request to grant CCC access to the keychain item. This update fixes that access limitation.
  • Fixed a bug in which CCC would not properly set the modification date on files copied to SMB shares hosted by some versions of Windows. This would result in CCC wanting to recopy every file to the destination on subsequent backups.
  • Reverted to the pre-3.4.4 behavior of automatically running a scheduled task upon wake if the task missed a scheduled run time during sleep. If you would prefer that CCC automatically skip tasks missed during sleep, drop me a line on the Help Desk, there is a hidden setting that will accommodate this preference.
  • In previous versions, CCC might report that a source or destination folder on a network volume does not exist, when it plainly does. CCC now appropriately handles the permissions limitation that led to this errant message.
  • Fixed an issue in which extended attributes may be recopied to some non-HFS destinations every time a backup task runs.
  • Fixed a couple issues that could result in a crash.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would hang on launch if there is a corrupted scheduled task configuration file present. Now that corruption is detected and these files are removed.
  • Fixed an issue in which the "Reschedule all future events for this time of day" setting did not work for tasks configured to run weekly or monthly.
  • Fixed an issue in which weekly and monthly tasks scheduled with a start date prior to the Daylight Saving Time switch and a start time within the "lost hour" would run multiple times a day.
  • Scheduled tasks can now mount the underlying network volume for a source volume that is a disk image
  • Fixed an anomaly with progress indication in which the progress indicator would jump wildly if the user ran a task with exclusions, then another task without exclusions.
  • Scheduled tasks will now reschedule themselves when the system time zone is changed. If a task was scheduled for 2PM Eastern time and you change the time zone to Pacific time, the task should run at 2PM Pacific time. This functionality is only partially available to Tiger users. Tiger doesn't offer "time zone changed" notifications, so the currently-scheduled task will only be rescheduled upon wake, or when the task is reloaded.
  • Some of the postflight cleanup tasks that are required for making a clone of Mac OS X bootable were getting skipped when minor transfer errors occurred. These tasks will now run regardless of minor transfer errors, so the destination volume should be bootable even when minor errors occur (assuming there aren't any other hardware compatibility problems).
General
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date July 22, 2012
Date Added July 22, 2012
Version 3.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.96MB
File Name ccc-4.1.3.4135.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 207,460
Downloads Last Week 379
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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