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Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
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Carbon Copy Cloner free download for Mac

Carbon Copy Cloner

Version 6.1.1

Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility.

Carbon Copy Cloner 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 version 6.1.1

Updated on Mar 24 2022

  • Fixed an exception that was causing tasks to fail with no clear reason when a task was configured with a remote Mac source or destination, and the specification for that remote Mac was missing a "volume name" attribute.
  • macOS 12.3 introduced a problem that causes Legacy Bootable Copies of the system to fail on Apple Silicon Macs. In earlier beta builds of 12.3, that failure rendered the destination unmountable. In the final release of 12.3, that failure is now innocuous. CCC now ignores the error and completes the task. Please note that we still recommend using this procedure only when making a copy of the system that you intend to use immediately (e.g. when migrating to a new disk, or setting up a sandbox test system). A CCC "Standard Backup" provides a more comprehensive strategy for regularly-updated backups.
  • Fixed a cosmetic accounting issue that was making it look like more files were re-verified than were copied. Also fixed an errant subtask timeout that was occurring during postflight verification.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

20.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://bombich.com/

Downloads

828754

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15.0 or later
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Carbon Copy Cloner qualities

Value
2.0
Ease of use
2.3
Features
2.8
Reliability
2.0
Customer support
2.0
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warrensankar1
warrensankar1
Apr 25 2022
6.1.1
0.0
Apr 25 2022
0.0
Version: 6.1.1
I have been using Carbon Copy Cloner since version 2 or 3. This is by far the best cloning software for any Apple computer. The process is easy to set up and use, and the final outcome of the cloned MacOS is flawless. I do recommend this product, it's worth every penny.
Dannymontani
Dannymontani
Feb 25 2022
6.1
0.0
Feb 25 2022
0.0
Version: 6.1
Hmmm....I never have had a problem w CCC 5 or 6 in all the years of using it. I start up from it every so ofter....5 or 6 months to see how it runs. Just fine. Cannot complain at all. Pay for an update from 5 to 6.......NO big deal, what, once in a couple years I fell totally safe with it.
nobody2011
nobody2011
Nov 13 2021
6.0.4
5.0
Nov 13 2021
5.0
Version: 6.0.4
version 6.0.5 ist out. Works like a charme on Montery. https://bombich.com/download
warrenjacobs
warrenjacobs
Oct 30 2021
6.0.4
0.0
Oct 30 2021
0.0
Version: 6.0.4
This software is like the EA of backup software. It might as well be micro-transaction based on the number of times I've been asked to pay! I exaggerate slightly but seriously, purchase it now but don't expect long term support. It will break after a few OS upgrades and you will need to buy it again. I purchased CCC5 ten months ago and now I need to do it again for the Monterey upgrade. When reaching out to the developer they would rather argue about the purpose of their software and tell you that it 'should be fine' though this is not what his marketing is saying in the warning which comes up when starting up CCC5 (it threatens that your files may be inadvertently deleted).
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Jun 6 2021
6.0.1
0.0
Jun 6 2021
0.0
Version: 6.0.1
Bought it in September last year and can't get a year out of the Software before I need to pay again for an update, I rather stick to SuperDuper. I also had a few issue with CC not working properly on my Machine while Super Duper did backup without an issue. I have a 2020 5k iMac and recently updated from Catalina to BigSur and now every time Carbon Copy Cloner runs in the background for a backup CCC Hangs and affects the whole machine which then needs to be restarted via a force restart.
freddofoxxy
freddofoxxy
May 26 2021
6.0
3.0
May 26 2021
3.0
Version: 6.0
Wow, Dark Mode support - nice thing.
zlazkow
zlazkow
May 21 2021
6.0
0.0
May 21 2021
0.0
Version: 6.0
Can anybody do a short comparison between CCC and SuperDuper ? Which is easier to use etc... Thanks!
Fariborz
Fariborz
May 20 2021
6.0
0.0
May 20 2021
0.0
Version: 6.0
I just bought an upgrade to version 6 without any further hesitation. There’s no need for me to doubt the performance of this old companion after so many years of trustworthy reliability. Backing up my precious data is something I do regularly, and this application is second to none to do properly and in elegant way. The new version contains so many functions and enhancements that it will take me some time to learn all of them, but my first impression has been very positive. If you rely on your data and need a reliable instrument to take the burden off your shoulders, then this is the way to go. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI – Verona (Italy)
Wunderhorn
Wunderhorn
May 7 2021
5.1.26.6180
5.0
May 7 2021
5.0
Version: 5.1.26.6180
Very solid application - and has been for years. There is also a very responsive customer service. Good choice for all things backup!
Pjaym59
Pjaym59
Apr 30 2021
5.1.26
0.0
Apr 30 2021
0.0
Version: 5.1.26
These are the updates for 5.1.26: "Fixed Build 6080 fixes an issue in which CCC was not prompting to establish a bootable backup on Intel Macs running Big Sur (i.e. when the destination is freshly erased). Changed The user's preferred calendar (e.g. Gregorian, Thai, etc.) is now used when determining snapshot labels. Fixed Addressed a small UI issue in which the task name and description would be truncated when restoring a custom sidebar width on launch. Changed Fixed an issue in which CCC would errantly indicate that your Mac is booted from an older OS than what is on the source, when the source is the current startup disk with a staged installation of the next available macOS update. Fixed Addressed an issue in which the user would be prompted to erase the destination (again) despite having an installation of Big Sur. This was occurring when the destination volume was not currently mounted, and typically only after updating the system on the source volume. Fixed Fixed an issue with selecting the Data volume of the startup disk on a remote Mac in the remote host browser. We also weed out read-only volumes, and some of the APFS helper volumes, because they're never valid sources or destinations in this context. Changed Fixed a logic issue in which the system file exclusion would be imposed upon a task that's backing up a folder to a volume in the startup disk's APFS container. Fixed Fixed a regression that would lead to the System volume's contents to be loaded in the Task Filter window rather than the Data volume, making it impossible to exclude content from the task that is exclusive to the root of the Data volume (e.g. "cores" and "boot"). Changed On macOS Big Sur, CCC now automatically proceeds with a data-only backup when a SoftRAID device is selected as the destination to a task that backs up the startup disk. macOS (Catalina and later) can't boot from a SoftRAID device, so there's no point in attempting to back up the system to those devices. Changed CCC now issues an error when dropping OneDrive placeholder files, along with directing the user to a Kbase article explaining why these files cannot be copied, and the implications this has on future restore activity. Fixed Fixed an issue in which the Continue Anyway and Cancel buttons in the Cloning Coach could be errantly hidden when the window is attached as a sheet."
Deber
Deber
Apr 29 2021
5.1.26
0.0
Apr 29 2021
0.0
Version: 5.1.26
fselivan, maybe something is wrong in your settings. When I copy my two SSD disks with a MacOS X installed on them (one Big Sur, one Mojave), CCC needs about 30 mins for a new backup of about 300GBs; when I do an incremental update (I do that about every day), CCC takes not more of 2 mins for 4/5 GBs.
fselivan
fselivan
Apr 14 2021
5.1.25
1.0
Apr 14 2021
1.0
Version: 5.1.25
Incremental update advertisement by the developer is making you believe that any subsequent clone creation will take less time. IT WILL NOT... whatever value of new information is being copied, BUT the process to determine such new modifications is identical to creation of a clone for the first time... THUS - you save NO TIME AT ALL... AVOID this MISREPRESENTATION!!!!!!
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Jan 19 2021
5.1.24
5.0
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Version: 5.1.24
It's one of them rare applications that is really made with love to details put in to every aspect!
Mcr
Mcr
Jan 5 2021
5.1.24
5.0
Jan 5 2021
5.0
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
imraniqbal31
imraniqbal31
Jan 5 2021
5.1.24
5.0
Jan 5 2021
5.0
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.
nobody2011
nobody2011
Oct 17 2020
5.1.21
5.0
Oct 17 2020
5.0
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
jones234
jones234
Sep 16 2020
5.1.21
5.0
Sep 16 2020
5.0
Version: 5.1.21
It has been working flawlessly for many years. Never gave me any trouble.
mgj203456
mgj203456
Sep 4 2020
5.1.21
5.0
Sep 4 2020
5.0
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.
John217
John217
Jul 23 2020
5.1.20
5.0
Jul 23 2020
5.0
Version: 5.1.20
Essential. Wouldn’t be without it.
tstorms493
tstorms493
Jul 22 2020
5.1.20
0.0
Jul 22 2020
0.0
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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