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:
    3.5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    191,210
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 22, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    856
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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With its quick performance and extensive features, Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac stands out as a top drive copy or backup program. You'll find its well-thought-out menus and controls easy to use even if you're a new Mac OS X user. Its powerful features won't disappoint you, either.

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac installs as a free 30-day trial version. After starting, the program walks you through a tutorial presenting its main functions. It also includes a useful Help file in case you need more assistance. To get started, you have to use a drop-down box to select the folder or drive you want to back up or copy, and then select the destination for the copy. The program automatically chooses default settings for the destination, but you can easily customize these, as well. A large window on the left shows the contents of the selected folders, and you can easily remove or add items for the clone by checking or unchecking boxes. You can create the cloned folder/disk immediately, or schedule it for later, a feature good for backups. When we tested the app on a folder with several office suite documents, we were amazed by its speed as the clone completed almost instantly.

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac lives up to its promise. It can create copies and backups of files and folders without any issues, and quickly. The interface looks good and is easy to use, and the features all work well. This is a well-built app that can help you back up your important files in no time.

 
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5 stars

"Best cloning software for mac :)"

November 09, 2013  |  By dudemanla

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.3

Pros

Really an awesome backup app. Their email support is stelar too. I highly recommend this.

Cons

none that I can think of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.3
  • This update is fully qualified on Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, and now Mavericks.
  • CCC now offers volume-specific advice about how to enable full disk encryption. Enabling encryption on an OS X backup volume, for example, involves several steps that must be executed in the correct order. If full disk encryption is not supported on a particular volume, CCC indicates exactly why not. We have also added answers to some frequently asked questions about full disk encryption to our documentation.
  • There is an odd edge case in OS X in which you can mount a network volume using a short user name, such as "johnny," but the remote host will place the long name in the file system URL that is returned, e.g. "Johnny Appleseed". Previously, this difference would cause CCC to believe that the network volume was mounted with other credentials altogether, and CCC would refuse to use the network volume under the assumption that permissions issues would ensue. This update addresses that issue, CCC will now immediately evaluate the file system URL of the network volume that is returned in reponse to its mount request and update its own internal reference to the user account as appropriate.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC may refuse to allow the user to schedule a backup task to a disk image that resides on a FUSE volume.
  • Fixed an issue in which a scheduled task could load in a hung state if the task configuration file was corrupted.
  • Some Drobo devices have a problem storing extended attributes larger than 1KB. Rather than reporting that the Drobo device is unable to accommodate the extended attribute, these devices report that the destination volume is full, even when there is adequate space available. This update catches this edge case and reports it in a more meaningful way.
  • CCC will now explicitly refuse to create a Recovery HD partition if it can positively identify the selected volume as a Drobo device. Drobo's proprietary data moving techniques do not play well with dynamic partition changes, and Drobo specifically does not support the modification of partitioning outside of the Drobo Dashboard.
  • Fixed a Mavericks-specific display anomaly in the list of items to be copied.
  • Addressed an issue in which the OS rarely, but occasionally, does not send an "application finished launching" notification to the scheduled task helper tool, causing task initialization to fail.
  • Addressed an issue in which the OS rarely, but occasionally, does not send a distributed notification that a task has finished, resulting in the task appearing to hang at the end despite the fact that it had actually finished.
  • If you have employed the option to "Silently skip if the source or destination is missing," CCC will no longer proceed with that backup task if the missing volume reappears before the next scheduled run time. The task will instead run on its normal schedule.
  • The "LOGIN" SMTP authentication mechanism for Apple's iCloud SMTP service recently started to return invalid challenge responses to SMTP clients, causing some CCC email notifications to fail (for users that use iCloud SMTP accounts with CCC). This version of CCC works around this problem by preferring the "PLAIN" authentication mechanism instead.
  • Google recently made a change to its Gmail SMTP service that introduced a problem with sending email notifications to multiple recipients. This update resolves that problem.
General
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date October 22, 2013
Date Added October 22, 2013
Version 3.5.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh
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 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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