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Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

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    Aug. 03, 2012
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
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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 stars


December 01, 2012  |  By davidanderson1112

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1


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!


None. Everything works fine.

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4 stars

"Will Not Create Bootable Clone on Time Capsule"

October 01, 2012  |  By mkhilario

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1


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


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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"The is the best HD cloner for the mac"

August 21, 2012  |  By dudemanla

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.1


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


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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.1
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC was unable to save scheduled tasks after being updated.
  • Resolved a permissions issue related to accessing some files on source when the destination was a network volume.
  • Made some minor UI adjustments in the Documentation window.
  • Fixed an intermittent exception at the end of a scheduled task that would result in the "Task finished" window disappearing early and failure of email notifications.
  • Fixed an exception that would cause a hang during the creation of a Recovery HD volume.
  • Non-admin users will no longer be prompted to authenticate when launching CCC on Lion or Mountain Lion. This authentication was leveraged to collect information about the Recovery HD volumes attached to your Mac, but CCC was unable to give that indication prior to the authentication dialog being presented. To avoid unnecessary concern, we chose to not collect that information when a user is logged in to a non-admin account.
  • When LateNite Software's "Clusters" software makes changes to .DS_Store files on the source volume, those changes can lead to errors during the backup. These errors are now suppressed.
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date August 03, 2012
Date Added August 03, 2012
Version 3.5.1
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
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File Size 12.01MB
File Name ccc-
Total Downloads 210,977
Downloads Last Week 349
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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