Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
5.1.24

4.8

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Carbon Copy Cloner5.1.24

18 December 2020

Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility.

Overview

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!

What's new in Carbon Copy Cloner

Version 5.1.24:
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC was not presenting custom volume icons in the sidebar and source/destination selectors.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC's main window was occasionally not showing task progress for a running task.
  • Fixed the functionality of the "Manage snapshots on {volume name}" contextual menu item on the source and destination selectors.
  • Improved some error handling when performing a full volume clone with Apple's APFS replication utility.
  • Adjusted postflight disk image ejection. We found some cases where CCC had no trouble unmounting the destination disk image, but the eject request initially failed because it was "busy". Patiently waiting a few more seconds avoids a case where the disk image couldn't be remounted (e.g. when the task runs next) without manually ejecting the disk image.
  • Resolved a logistical annoyance on Big Sur that can occur if a task is configured to run "On reconnect", the destination volume is a volume group, the Data volume is encrypted (note that the System volume is not encrypted on Big Sur), and CCC has not been given the password to that volume. CCC now instead waits for the Data volume's mount event as a trigger to these tasks.
  • Time Machine backup volumes are now explicitly disallowed as source or destination selections on Big Sur. We're not planning to offer support for cloning to or from volumes that are flagged as Time Machine volumes.
  • The "task started" notification now indicates the user-facing name of the source volume rather than the name of the Data sibling.
  • CCC now breaks a cycle in which two tasks can volley back and forth, erring out because their destination folders are absent. This occurs when both tasks are configured to "Defer if another task is writing to the same destination", and both tasks are configured to back up to a folder on the same NAS volume.
  • Addressed a few cases where CCC wasn't requesting the password for an encrypted volume (again, because the System volume on Big Sur is no longer encrypted when FileVault is enabled).
  • Fixed an issue that could cause an ASR restore of a read-only disk image to fail. CCC also will automatically scan read-only disk images for ASR when configured to create a read-only disk image.
  • Addressed an issue in which tasks were errantly getting marked "Task requires review".
  • Fixed an issue regarding restores of Data volume snapshots on Big Sur.
  • Made a few tweaks to work around ASR failures that can occur when the destination APFS container has remnants of an older OS.
  • Addressed an issue with the CCC update mechanism in which the application doesn't automatically re-open when clicking the "Install and Relaunch" button on macOS Big Sur. The fix won't be realized until you apply the next update after this one, so if this issue was affecting you, you may still have to manually re-open CCC after applying this update.

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342 Reviews of Carbon Copy Cloner

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5
nobody2011
17 October 2020
Version: 5.1.21

Most helpful

The best app / updater I`ve spent my money. No problems in last years. It works like a charme. New version is out: https://bombich.scdn1.secure.raxcdn.com/software/files/ccc-5.1.22.6082.zip
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5
Mcr
05 January 2021
Version: 5.1.24
for the benefit of all, note that Apple has completely overhauled how Big Sur is installed and boots and manages files. The entire OS and files are locked down with check sums to prevent malware from corrupting the OS. To my knowledge the only app that can properly create a bootable clone of Big Sur is Carbon Copy Cloner and ONLY on Intel Machines, and only because the author of CCC has figured out how to use Apple's built in functions in Big Sur (on Intel) to properly make a clone bootable. Those same Apple functions are buggy on Big Sur running on Apple Silicon chips. The authoer of CCC explains all of this in detail on his website. So if you have Big Sur be wary of any cloning software claiming it can clone, if you wish a bootable copy. At this time, the basic workaround is to use cloning software (preferably using CCC) to clone, then install Big Sur to the clone...it won't touch your data, apps or prefs, it will just (re)install the OS and in the process will 'bless' the drive and make it bootable, and data, applications etc are maintained. You should then be able to continue cloning data and apps to the backup, and it 'should' maintain it's bootability, but keep checking it. If it fails or loses ability to boot, yep, install Big Sur to the clone again. 5 stars to the author who has spent countless hours reporting bugs to Apple and keeping the pressure on them to address issues related to booting, APFS, system protection and so on. People need to understand the incredible WORK and EFFORT put in just to maintain compatibility with each new version of macOS. read here https://bombich.com/blog/2020/11/03/yes-you-can-have-bootable-backups-on-macos-big-sur
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5
imraniqbal31
05 January 2021
Version: 5.1.24
I've been using the CCC for years. It works great! If you plan to upgrade mac hardrive, just close the current drive with new one, swap and it works like a charm! The cloned disk is bootable. I use it weekly for multiple macbooks in the house.
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5
nobody2011
17 October 2020
Version: 5.1.21
The best app / updater I`ve spent my money. No problems in last years. It works like a charme. New version is out: https://bombich.scdn1.secure.raxcdn.com/software/files/ccc-5.1.22.6082.zip
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5
jones234
16 September 2020
Version: 5.1.21
It has been working flawlessly for many years. Never gave me any trouble.
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5
mgj203456
04 September 2020
Version: 5.1.21
It is my all-time favourite app. I am a computer semi-literate and CCC has never failed me. Thanks to the Developer.
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5
John217
23 July 2020
Version: 5.1.20
Essential. Wouldn’t be without it.
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tstorms493
22 July 2020
Version: 5.1.20
In google search it said FREE, You do not even have free to try. Deceptive advertising it's all about making the sale lining your pockets with our money!
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Slimeyapple
21 June 2020
Version: 5.1.19
I’m lucky that I have not NEEDED CCC lately... but when I’ve needed to clone my HD In the past it has b even awesome
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5
Grichte
14 February 2020
Version: 5.1.15
La meilleure application de sauvegarde tout simplement.
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5
DragonMaster
25 January 2020
Version: 5.1.14
Yup, another gotta have app!!! Should your Time Machine fail this app WILL save your behind. Fine support. Well worth the price even at double the price.
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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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