Carbon Copy Cloner 220.127.116.1131
Clone your Mac’s hard disk and create a bootable backup for emergencies
By using Carbon Copy Cloner, you are not just making ordinary system backups that require the use of another hard disk in case the current one fails. Thanks to Carbon Copy Cloner, all your data along with the operating system’s data are stored on a bootable volume that can be instantly used.
Consequently, you can boot from your backup if your hard disk fails and return to your work and projects in a matter of seconds. This features, gives you time to replace the damaged drive at your convenience and restore all your data in one easy step.
Save space with incremental backups and accidental data loss
From Carbon Copy Cloner’s main window, you can quickly select the source and destination volume, select the files you want to include or exclude from the backup and even customize the backup process.
Carbon Copy Cloner allows you to create multiple backup profiles and decide what happens with folders and files that are present only on the destination and with the files that have been modified since the last backup. In addition, you can prune archived content before copying files and constantly keep a certain amount of free space on the backup drive.
More experienced users can also access the Advanced Settings window and enable options such as “Run the deletion pass on the destination before copying new files”, “Replace a folder on the destination if the source item is not a folder” or “Calculate a checksum for every compared file” and “ Remove files on the destination that I have excluded from the backup”.
Schedule backups and take advantage of the built-in email notification system
As mentioned earlier, you can backup to hard drives, network drives and disk images and use subsequent backups and copy only the items that have been changes since the last backup.
Moreover, you can schedule backup tasks on a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis and enable Carbon Copy Cloner to send email notification when a backup is complete or if errors occur.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on November 25th, 2014
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- In some cases, OS X Yosemite's Service Management daemon crashes while attempting to install CCC's helper tool. In other cases, the Service Management daemon fails to cope with a corrupted system folder, and this also leads to a failure installing CCC's helper tool. This update works around both of these OS X bugs.
- OS X Yosemite's Finder has a bug in which mounted disk image volumes will appear to remain mounted after CCC has successfully unmounted them. Finder will remove these "ghost" icons if you double-click them, but this update works around this Finder bug by mounting disk images with a flag that prevents the disk image from being browsable in the Finder.
- There is a bug in OS X Yosemite's diskutil command-line utility in which it will unlock and attach a FileVault-protected volume, but not mount that volume. This contradicts past behavior as well as the documentation for this utility. This update offers a workaround to this OS X Yosemite bug.
- When OS X Yosemite is first started up, the console owner is sometimes an undefined user (and not the root user). This dubious ownership affected CCC's postflight power management options (restart and shutdown). This update now recognizes this dubious ownership and applies the power management action more effectively.
Application descriptionCarbon Copy Cloner is a straightforward and simple to use, yet very powerful, backup / clone utility for Mac OS X. Car...