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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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  • 5.0 stars

    "THIS LITERALLY SAVED MY DIGITAL LIFE"

    December 1, 2012  |   By davidanderson1112

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1

    Pros

    Carbon Copy Cloner saved my entire 2TB HDD that fell from my desk. Restored everything. Tried other methods of restoring my HDD, none worked except this! Its Great, and it works for Mountain Lion too! Thanks!

    Cons

    None. Everything works fine.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Will Not Create Bootable Clone on Time Capsule"

    October 1, 2012  |   By mkhilario

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1

    Pros

    Love this program. Saved my bacon when my mac mini HD failed. Restored smoothly. Simple interface and great scheduling options.

    Cons

    I made the mistake of buying an apple time capsule. You cannot create a bootable backup on it. This is not CCC's fault of course. Use an external and this is well worth the money. You can install it in all your household computers with one license I think.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The is the best HD cloner for the mac"

    August 21, 2012  |   By dudemanla

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1

    Pros

    Works great, Feature rich, Great Customer Support. I am using this in Mountain Lion and it's working great. I am so happy with this product. I even copied the recovery partition over too. Mike the developer really knows his stuff. I know this was a free product for a long time, and not it's a commercial product. I feel good about supporting the developer as they are working very hard to put out great product. It's worth it. Thanks

    Cons

    None that I found.

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