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:
    3.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    185,201
  • Date Added:
    December 19, 2012
  • File Size:
    11.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    844
  • 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

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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  • 2 stars

    "Fly in the ointment"

    October 06, 2014   |   By mzulgis

    Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.3274

    Pros

    Great product, works as advertised...

    Cons

    ...unless you upgrade your Mac. Bombich are asking for money to upgrade to the current version just 5 months and 11 days after I bought it.
    The version I bought in April 2014 will not run on my laptop so after just 5 months I am being forced into another purchase.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.5.2
    • Added support for sending notifications to Mountain Lion's Notification Center. Growl support will continue to be supported for Snow Leopard and Lion, but in Mountain Lion, CCC will only send notifications to the built-in Notification Center. We understand that Growl offers functionality beyond Apple's Notification center, but the time required to maintain support for Growl and protecting CCC from problems specific to Growl has become too much of a burden to continue its support when there is a capable alternative offered by the operating system.
    • Scheduled tasks configured to run when the source or destination is reattached now have an optional reminder interval. If your source or destination volume hasn't been attached in a given length of time (7 days by default), CCC will run the task and prompt you to attach the volume.
    • When selecting a folder as the source or destination, CCC now displays a "bread crumb"-style indicator of the path to the folder to make it more clear where exactly the source and destination folders are located.
    • CCC will now warn you if your USB-attached source or destination volume is "slow", e.g. attached in a manner that results in the interface speed being negotiated to 1.5MB/s or less.
    • Task names are now sorted in a case insensitive manner in the Scheduled Tasks window.
    • Improved CCC's handling of MacFUSE filesystems that do not explicitly allow access to the root user.
    • Made some improvements to how CCC prevents sleep during a backup task.
    • Improved handling of mounting network volumes with guest privileges.
    • CCC now offers a simple mechanism for updating the password for the credentials used to mount a network volume in a scheduled task (e.g. if the password was specified incorrectly when the task was created or has subsequently been changed).
    • There is now only one menu item for creating a Mac OS X Installer in CCC's Source menu. Selecting this item will automatically select the Mountain Lion installer, if present, the Lion installer if present (if the ML installer is not present), or give the user the opportunity to manually select a Mac OS X installer application. The user can also hold down the Option key while choosing this menu item to manually select a Mac OS X Installer application.
    • When CCC's Cloning Coach reports that the destination's Recovery HD needs to be updated, updating that Recovery HD is now much more automated.
    • CCC now works around problems cloning a Recovery HD volume that are caused by PGP and Paragon "flavors" of the GUID Partition scheme.
    • Fixed some issues handling file ownership when the source or destination filesystem is nfs, ppfs, osxfusefs, or fuse4x.
    • Made a few adjustments that should cause CCC to behave better while logged in as the root user. We don't recommend logging in as the root user, nor do we spend a lot of time testing this configuration, but it should work better now.
    • Made some improvements to how a logout event is handled. During logout, the WindowServer is torn down. Depending on the timing of that and when a CCC scheduled task manages to exit, it's possible for the scheduled task to make requests to the now-absent WindowServer which can lead to an exception. That exception can place CCC into an indeterminate state for a prolonged period of time. Now if a backup task is running and you log out, CCC will abort the backup task and exit more quickly. If an exception occurs, a secondary termination mechanism will reliably terminate the scheduled task, allowing it to properly reload and reconnect to the new WindowServer process.
    • Some email servers require SSL but do not support STARTTLS, which is the IANA-approved standard for negotiating SSL-protected connections to SMTP servers (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3207). This update accommodates these servers by pre-negotiating an SSL connection when using port 465.
    • Made some minor user interface adjustments to accommodate the behavior of encrypting Fusion volumes.
    • Fixed the errant presentation of a configuration concern when the destination volume's Recovery HD OS version is not a perfect match to the OS version on the source. It is appropriate, for example, for the source volume's OS to be 10.8.2, but the Recovery HD volume's OS to be 10.8 (because Apple does not update the Recovery HD during ordinary OS updates).
    • Fixed a schedule calculation issue for monthly tasks in which some months could be skipped.
    • Fixed an issue in which some folders in the list of items to be copied could not be opened.
    • Addressed a couple issues where CCC would hang while trying to retrieve information from an unresponsive volume.
    • Filenames that use more than 255 bytes (e.g. less than 255 characters, but with non-ASCII, multibyte characters) are now preserved properly.
    • Fixed an issue in which applying the Mac OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental update would cause CCC scheduled tasks to report that "Mac OS X is not responding to CCC's request to perform a privileged task".
    • Fixed an issue in which CCC was unable to copy files to the destination if the root folder of the source was locked.
    General
    Publisher Bombich Software
    Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
    Release Date December 19, 2012
    Date Added December 19, 2012
    Version 3.5.2
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Backup Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.06MB
    File Name ccc-4.0.2.3508.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 185,201
    Downloads Last Week 844
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $39.95

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