Carbon Copy Cloner

A user-oriented and fully-featured backup and cloning utility specially designed to help make a bootable backup of your entire system
Carbon Copy Cloner is a reliable and easy-to-use solution for Mac users that need to quickly backup their system and take advantage of the benefits which the bootable recovery has to offer.

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 , last updated on October 17th, 2014

file size:
11.6 MB
developed by:
Bombich Software Inc
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
binary format:
Intel only
Home \ System Utilities
download hub:
Create Backup ( + 2 others )

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What's New in version
  • Email account settings are now imported when importing a CCC 3.5 task that was configured to send emails.
  • Tasks created by CCC 3.5 through 3.5.2 are now imported (previously they were not recognized as migrate-able tasks).
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would errantly report that an error occurred while trying to set a global default.
  • Fixed an issue in which the CCC application window would be moved from a secondary display to the primary display when revealing the sidebar.
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Application description

Carbon Copy Cloner is a straightforward and simple to use, yet very powerful, backup / clone utility for Mac OS X. Car...

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