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SuperDuper!

Advanced disk cloning/recovery utility.

4.5
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SuperDuper! overview

SuperDuper! is an advanced, yet easy to use disk copying program. It can, of course, make a straight copy, or "clone" - useful when you want to move all your data from one machine to another, or do a simple backup. In moments, you can completely duplicate your boot drive to another drive, partition, or image file.

Clones for safety. To ensure you can safely roll back a system after the unexpected occurs. With a few clicks, you can easily "checkpoint" your system, preserving your computer's critical applications and files while you run on a working, bootable copy. If anything goes wrong, just reboot to the original. When you do, your current Documents, Music, Pictures - even iSync data - are available! You can get back to work immediately.

Clones for industry! SuperDuper has enough features to satisfy the advanced user, too. Its simple-but-powerful Copy Script feature allows complete control of exactly what files get copied, ignored, even aliased ("soft linked" for the Unix inclined) from one drive to another.

What’s new in version 3.8

Updated on Sep 28 2023

Enhancements
  • Sonoma Compatibility. We now work as expected with Sonoma.
  • Additional prompting. I know that doesn’t sound like an enhancement, but you’ll now get a prompt if you try to schedule an Erase, then copy backup that asks you, politely, to reconsider.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Intermittent “double-launching” during install from download.
  • Fixed a problem saving new schedules under Sonoma.
  • Worked around issues with Mobile Documents and iCloud Desktop and Documents under Sonoma.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause occasional crashes during startup on Apple silicon.
  • Banished straight quotes to the land of wind and ghosts.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

9.7 MB

Downloads

576720

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.10 or later
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Design
Stability
Price

What needs improvements

Social media integration
Bug fixing
Customization

SuperDuper! qualities

Value
3.8
Ease of use
4.1
Features
4.1
Reliability
4.1
Customer support
3.9

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 23 2024
3.8
0.0
May 23 2024
0.0
Version: 3.8
The Bootable Clone Situation: Over at the Bombich CCC page, I posted the link to their article detailing what's going on at their end. Bombich specifically point to Apple's M-Series chips and accompanying APFS as unable to deal with bootable clone backups. MEANWHILE: There's been a good detailed discussion over at SuperDuper!'s Discussion site. The general conclusion from their Discussions Administrator is: "General reliability along with speed, and you're more likely to have a bootable copy on SSD." - - SUMMARY: Use ONLY SSDs as you bootable clone drive. ONLY! And, summarizing from Bombich CCC's perspective: ALSO make a SEPARATE BACKUP! SEPARATE! Apple's limitations are NOT allowing clone drives to work as RESTORE drives. Awful. SO KEEP THIS IN MIND! - - I.E.: Make your clone, but ALSO make a SEPARATE BACKUP! Here is the top level of the Bombich SuperDuper! Discussion: https://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?p=35342#post35342
bdikkat
bdikkat
May 13 2024
3.8
0.0
May 13 2024
0.0
Version: 3.8
So CCC version 7 comes out, and I think, I still can't do bootable backups with it, yet here we go again - an 'update' that asks for more money. So I read the comments about SuperDuper! (what a name) and people claim I CAN do bootable backups with it, on Ventura, Sonoma, whatever. But Bombich said it was impossible. So who's right? (PS I notice that SuperDuper!'s user manual is dated as 2006, and the website looks like system 8 or something...) Totally confused.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 1 2024
3.8
0.0
Feb 1 2024
0.0
Version: 3.8
I've reported to the dev that the "User's Guide.pdf" alias file on the DMG is broken. The User's Guide can instead be found at: /Applications/SuperDuper!/Contents/Resources/User's Guide.pdf - - The menu item Help/User's Guide works fine.
robertwsunday
robertwsunday
Jan 18 2024
3.8
0.0
Jan 18 2024
0.0
Version: 3.8
I can use this to transfer between a case sensitive system and a case insensitive system?
honestone33
honestone33
Sep 28 2023
3.8
0.0
Sep 28 2023
0.0
Version: 3.8
I always appreciate the SUPERIOR support Dave provides. He is always very responsive when I communicate with him. And I of course am very pleased that a version of SuperDuper! compatible with Sonoma has been released. In fact, for recent versions of the Mac OS, this is the earliest I have seen such a version of SD released. For me though, I never move to the new version of the Mac OS right away. First of all, the first few versions typically contain bugs that eventually get repaired. For example, a beta for OS 14.1 was released today. I typically wait until the .2 or .3 version of the OS is released before moving to it. Additionally, there is nothing "earth shattering" I need in Sonoma. And for now, Ventura works well, along with Apple still actively supporting it. Secondly, besides SD, I use many third party applications exclusively (I do not use any that Apple provides), and I thus need to be sure that the critical ones I use are compatible with Sonoma. Besides SD, they include 1Password, LibreOffice, Thunderbird, AppCleaner, and EasyFind. Yet even if all of them were compatible now, I'd still wait until Sonoma "settles down", so to speak. In any event, appreciate the efforts Dave puts in!
Agrothey
Agrothey
Sep 28 2023
3.8
5.0
Sep 28 2023
5.0
Version: 3.8
The moment Sonoma is officially released, the invaluable and indispensable SuperDuper! is updated and works. This is one of the must-have apps only matched by Default Folder.
slopete
slopete
Sep 14 2023
3.7.5
5.0
Sep 14 2023
5.0
Version: 3.7.5
As a new user (less than 1 week), I am qualified to comment on only one aspect with any credibility. That one would be the fantastic support by Dave. What a marvel!! His fast response goes well beyond anything I have experienced!!
zlazkow
zlazkow
Feb 15 2023
3.7.5
0.0
Feb 15 2023
0.0
Version: 3.7.5
SD doesn't copy/backup separate folders ? is it correct ? I tried, but all greyed-out.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Feb 4 2023
3.7.2
0.0
Feb 4 2023
0.0
Version: 3.7.2
long time use but updated to Silicon now need to purchase another full version no upgrade price?
honestone33
honestone33
Dec 19 2022
3.7.2
0.0
Dec 19 2022
0.0
Version: 3.7.2
Folks need to realize that just about all "recent" issues for both SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are due to Apple, and specifically their Apple Software Restore (ASR) software. It's unfortunate that Apple does not fix this, even with both Dave Nanian and Mike Bombich registering their complaints with Apple. And it seems like this is the world we'll need to live in going forward with backups. I just appreciate the efforts of Dave in trying to deal with all this. He has done a commendable job!
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Dec 14 2022
3.7
5.0
Dec 14 2022
5.0
Version: 3.7
" Volume replication failed - error 49157 ". I wonder what the cause of the said error is. And how to resolve it. SuperDuper!, along with Carbon Copy Cloner, used to be among the best OS duplication app.
honestone33
honestone33
Oct 26 2022
3.7
0.0
Oct 26 2022
0.0
Version: 3.7
I depend on SuperDuper!, and it has never failed me! In fact, it has "saved my bacon" a few times. Still, it would be best to wait before installing Ventura. The initial version of every Mac OS always has issues., and Ventura is no exception. Today the first beta of OS 13.1 was released, so already there are issues. As it is, there is still software that is not yet compatible with Ventura. So, it is best to wait until at least the third version of Ventura, OS 12.3, arrives. By that time, just about all the "dust" will have settled.
tyleratlanta
tyleratlanta
Oct 2 2022
3.6.2
0.0
Oct 2 2022
0.0
Version: 3.6.2
I read that This program was the answer to getting my HD to SSD, so I purchased and set to clone my HD to a new install of 12.6 on SSD, failed with “unable to remove directory… a list of stuff” at end Directory not empty. I then did an erase and copy.. that worked! SSD boots etc. But now HD and SSD “read only” trying to trouble shoot this I am not exactly savvy on some things. Otherwise everything seems to work, Superduper is very fast To me easier than CCC. I do have to go to utilities - SSD-container1-SSD(volumes)-SSD - and mount the SSD. Under this is SSD (snapshot)- and last SSD - data. Original HD is cloned in CCC which is why this shows on SSD Can this be why I have “read only in HD and SSD” ? When I launch Superduper get “please attach or mount the volume…SSD-data.” Thank you Any help? Thank you
thekarmabrothers
thekarmabrothers
Jun 15 2022
3.6.2
0.0
Jun 15 2022
0.0
Version: 3.6.2
Superduper simple, speed, cheaper, clean interface and no hassle and no frills bootable. Used Carbon Copy often gave problems. Used 5 and 6 and gave up. Happy with Superduper! Only nerds need CC maybe, they like complicated stuff.
inbeijing
inbeijing
Jun 5 2022
3.6.2
0.0
Jun 5 2022
0.0
Version: 3.6.2
I filled out the new evaluation form here, and I could not finish unless I selected one negative thing about SuperDuper. I finally chose Social media integration since I had to choose something. For what I do, SuperDuper is perfect. If I had social media integration I guess I could post to Facebook every time I backed up -- I would probably get lots of "likes" for that.
bicycledays
bicycledays
Apr 8 2022
3.6.1
1.0
Apr 8 2022
1.0
Version: 3.6.1
Super Duper is GARBAGE. I used the free version of Super Duper. It is complete garbage. It took over 24 hours to and it was not even halfway done the cloaning. DO NOT BUY. This is GARBAGE product. Does not work.
jwhyle88
jwhyle88
Mar 15 2022
3.6.1
0.0
Mar 15 2022
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I, too, was a purchaser of SD but had to stop using it because it couldn't clone the new OS. I bought CCC for that reason only, now SD is back with cloning. Will I have to pay more now to go back? I think not!
Zeb-B
Zeb-B
Jan 28 2022
3.5
0.0
Jan 28 2022
0.0
Version: 3.5
I left SuperDuper for Carbon Copy Cloner some years ago, because I'd been bitten by an SD design flaw: one could set up options that conflict with one another, leading to unwanted resuts. Now on Catalina with a new machine, , I did a standard CCC 5.16 backup on a new machine. II discovered that it was no longer possible to create a bootable clone. I decided to revisit SuperDuper and this time used the default options. I found that it in Catalina (and Monterey & Big Sur) SD can 1) create a bootable drive, as before, and 2) create a recovery drive, a capability that had been missing for many years. Highly recommended!
rstiene
rstiene
Nov 10 2021
3.5
0.0
Nov 10 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5
Solid app, solid support. Been using it for years.
dalea
dalea
Sep 27 2021
3.3.1
0.0
Sep 27 2021
0.0
Version: 3.3.1
Fast, helpful tech support. How many stars can I give? Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️? Happy customer since 2006
iLeopard
iLeopard
Mar 16 2024
3.8
4.0
Mar 16 2024
4.0
Version: 3.8
Incognito65
Incognito65
Jan 22 2024
3.8
4.0
Jan 22 2024
4.0
Version: 3.8
Skaragos
Skaragos
Jan 12 2024
3.8
5.0
Jan 12 2024
5.0
Version: 3.8
braelegg-1
braelegg-1
Oct 21 2023
3.8
5.0
Oct 21 2023
5.0
Version: 3.8
slopete
slopete
Sep 14 2023
3.7.5
5.0
Sep 14 2023
5.0
Version: 3.7.5
gearheadubergeek
gearheadubergeek
Jun 3 2023
3.7.5
5.0
Jun 3 2023
5.0
Version: 3.7.5
graham-75
graham-75
Dec 12 2022
3.7
5.0
Dec 12 2022
5.0
Version: 3.7
Maccooper
Maccooper
Oct 25 2022
3.7
5.0
Oct 25 2022
5.0
Version: 3.7
souness55
souness55
Aug 10 2022
3.6.2
1.0
Aug 10 2022
1.0
Version: 3.6.2
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Jun 2 2022
3.6.2
1.0
Jun 2 2022
1.0
Version: 3.6.2
R1234j
R1234j
Jun 1 2022
3.6.2
5.0
Jun 1 2022
5.0
Version: 3.6.2
sapote
sapote
May 3 2022
3.6.1
4.0
May 3 2022
4.0
Version: 3.6.1
bicycledays
bicycledays
Apr 8 2022
3.6.1
1.0
Apr 8 2022
1.0
Version: 3.6.1
GeronimoFelipe
GeronimoFelipe
Nov 3 2021
3.5
5.0
Nov 3 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5
pwlawrence
pwlawrence
Aug 19 2021
3.3.1
5.0
Aug 19 2021
5.0
Version: 3.3.1
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Geography Is Destiny
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3.3.1
1.0
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1.0
Version: 3.3.1
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trinineverette
May 25 2021
3.3.1
4.0
May 25 2021
4.0
Version: 3.3.1
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wmbrainiac
Dec 14 2020
5.0
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
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Donsherman
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