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bruCLONE is TOLIS Group's disk cloning tool for Mac OS X desktop systems. It delivers OS X ease of use with 22 years of Unix reliability to create bootable exact copies of OS X hard disks. Following the repair of a damaged system, recovery is as simple as performing a reverse clone of the volume after booting the system from the target disk.


  • Live System Cloning - based upon TOLIS' proven BRU(TM) technology, bruCLONE is an exceptionally fast, yet lightweight process that is designed to allow a system to remain online and in productive use while the clone operation occurs. bruCLONE uses Unix API's that provide more...

What's New

Version 1.3.0:
  • Added Volume Refresh to support devices mounted after bruCLONE is started
  • Resolved issues with Snow Leopard compatibility
  • Fixed issue with excessive CPU load under 10.5 systems
  • Speed improvements when writing to USB 2.0 disks


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, external hard drive.

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Hummdis Member IconReview+3

As the only tool on Mac OS X to actually backup ACLs and EAs, this tool is an absolute for any Mac user, especially laptop users and people on the go! My clients can't thank me enough for suggesting this and at $39, it's worth every penny.

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Version 1.3.0

SuperDuper! saves/restores ACLs and EAs, and I probably at least Carbon Copy Cloner also does.

Iliketrash Member IconComment+205

SuperDuper! has not been "stuck in development hell since Leopard." Whatever gave you this idea?

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Version 1.3.0
sgginc Member IconReview+226

This is one worthless app.

Continually stops working.
NO support after 30 days w/o paying.

Poor help before 30 days.

Avoid at all costs.


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Version 1.2.2
gryphonent Member IconReview+444

With SuperDuper stuck in development hell since the release of Leopard I'm giving this tool serious consideration. Sick of waiting for vaporware and queasy about not having a decent bootable backup the old-fashioned way.

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Version 1.2.2

Do try Carbon Copy Cloner. I would be surprised if it disappoints you.

VeryCarla Member IconComment+49

I can already do this for free with CarbonCopyCloner and for a lot less than $70 with SuperDuper. Does bruClone do something that these other tools do not?

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Version 1.1

Because it doesn't use the OS Unix tools (which failed for me quietly), the clone completes and is as expected. I previously used CCC and it left me with useless clones on more than one occasion. So far, bruCLONE has cloned my DAW exactly every time.

Also, I can actually work on my G5 1.8GHz Dual while a clone is running. CCC made me get off the system while it was running.

But, if CCC works for you, then you probably don't need to change - don't fix that which isn't broken :-).

brucoder (Developer)

Because bruCLONE uses our BRU technology for the clone operation, each file that is cloned is fully verified when written onto the target disk, rather that simply copied with the hope that it made it onto the target volume successfully. Additionally, bruCLONE is designed to cloone a live system, so it to allows you to actually work productively on your system while a clone is occurring rather than taking over the entire system or making you reboot to a separate volume to clone your system disk.


MultiTrackOps, CarbonCopyCloner doesn't make me get off my G5 1.8 (single processor). It often starts its schedule back-up while I am still working and I've noticed no problems.


SuperDuper! costs $27.95, not $70.00.


Hmm, I recall paying around $40 for my copy. Where did $70 come from?

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Downloads 2,467
Version Downloads 627
Type Utilities / Backup
License Demo
Date 09 Jul 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $39.99
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