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Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
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Carbon Copy Cloner

Version 6.1.3

Advanced backup and file copying utility for macOS.

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Carbon Copy Cloner overview

Carbon Copy Cloner is an advanced backup and file copying application for macOS. Looking for something better than Time Machine? With just a few clicks you can set up CCC to make hourly or daily backups of your Mac. CCC can build extensive file version history that you can use to restore older versions of files, and files that you might have accidentally deleted. CCC's read-only snapshots also give you excellent protection against malware and ransomware. CCC backups are compatible with Migration Assistant too, so you can use them to migrate data to a new Mac.

Beyond those backup basics, CCC offers extensive auditing and verification. Have you ever wondered what all of that disk activity was? Has some application run amok? The list of files that change in each backup event give you unprecedented insight into what's changing on your Mac each day. Need to copy the entire content of one volume to another? We can do that in just a few clicks. But suppose you're planning to erase the source when you're done migrating data to a new disk? We all trust our hardware, but maybe not that much! CCC can reverify files that were copied, so you can be 100% certain that your files are safely stored on the new destination.

That's just a peek at what CCC can do. CCC can:

  • Create non-proprietary copies of your data, on locally-attached or network volumes
  • Perform folder-to-folder copies
  • Copy one external volume to another
  • Apply advanced filters to define precisely what should be excluded from or included in a file copying task
  • Verify, and re-verify later, the integrity of the files that were copied by CCC
  • Schedule your backup tasks with greater flexibility (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, apply time limits based on the day of week or the hour of day)
  • Configure backup/file copying tasks to run in response to a volume mount event, e.g. when you attach the backup disk to your Mac
  • Configure backup/file copying tasks to run after a threshold of data has been modified on the source
  • Get detailed insight into which files are changing on your Mac
  • Examine the differences between your source and destination
  • Preview changes to the destination before actually making them
  • Proactively detect (and address on the destination) and deter "bit rot" on your source and destination hard drives
  • Get insight into the performance and health of your hardware, now and over time

What’s new in version 6.1.3

Updated on Sep 21 2022

  • The "System exclusion" is no longer applied in cases where the destination is a subfolder on the startup disk.
  • Fixed an issue in which "on reconnect" tasks were not correctly getting throttled according to the task configuration if the task was also configured to prompt the user to proceed when the missing volume was reconnected.
  • The Compare window now shows files discovered on the source and destination separately. Especially for really slow destinations like NAS volumes, this will give a clearer indication of ongoing progress.
  • The clonefile replacement procedure will no longer be used if snapshots are disabled on the destination. The primary purpose of using that procedure is to use storage more efficiently so that we can retain more snapshots, and that's moot if we're not retaining snapshots.
  • When you auto-fill a password in CCC's Email Settings (i.e. from the system's "Passwords..." menu option that appears when the password text field is given focus), that password is now correctly stored in CCC's keychain.
  • Task groups can now be deleted via the Task menu (e.g. Command+Delete) and via the "Additional Actions" menu in the sidebar.
  • Resolved an issue in which a task would appear stalled when converting a disk image to a read-only format. Fixed an unrelated progress indication issue in the same scenario.
  • Automated tasks will now be skipped any time a restore task is running to remove any possible conflict between a restore task and a backup task. Users are welcome to run backup tasks manually while a restore task is running, this change only affects automated tasks.
  • Fixed the presentation of a snapshot creation failure in cases where the destination is in the midst of encryption conversion.
  • The minimum time threshold for "When files are modified on the source" tasks is now 1 minute, but the default is now 5 minutes. The minimum data threshold is now 0; when set to 0, CCC will start an event when changes have been made to a file on the source (and the time threshold is met).
  • The CCC Dashboard will now proactively open CCC if CCC's helper tool lacks Full Disk Access. Likewise, the Dashboard will open CCC if corruption in CCC's task database has been detected.
  • CCC now applies a two-week sanity limit on the Quick Update feature. We were finding some cases where macOS managed to have retained multiple weeks of FSEvent records, and it was taking longer to slog through all of those records than it would take to simply re-enumerate the source and destination. So if a Quick Update task hasn't run successfully in the last two weeks, it will now proceed with a full audit of the source and destination.
  • Added a new "Settings" column to the task events table in the Task History window that will indicate when the "Quick Update" or "Backup Health Check" settings were applied to a given task event. This column is hidden by default; right-click on the table header row to choose which columns should be visible.
  • Ventura: Modified the steps for granting Full Disk Access. It's now one step! That's right, just one step! Just start dragging the CCC Privacy Fish and CCC will pull some strings in the background to magically make the full disk access table appear for the drop.
  • Ventura: Fixed the filesystem identity of ExFAT and FAT32 volumes in the disk chart (i.e. when you click on the Source or Destination selector, or select a volume in CCC's sidebar).
  • Ventura: Adopted a new macOS procedure for adding the CCC Dashboard login item.
  • Ventura: Adjusted how connections to a remote Mac are initiated from a Ventura client to accommodate changes to the scp utility that are specific to macOS Ventura.
  • Mostly Ventura: Fixed a memory access issue that occurs (with more frequency on Ventura) in the SQLite encryption library that CCC has been using to encrypt task audit and task history databases. After applying this update, CCC will temporarily decrypt the task audit and task history databases, then re-encrypt them with a replacement encryption library. In the unlikely event that an exception occurs while decrypting one of these databases, the affected database will simply be recreated. This change has no effect on task configurations, which are stored in a separate, non-encrypted database, and no effect on any of your data on your backup disk.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

22.6 MB

Developer’s website

https://bombich.com/

Downloads

830998

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15.0 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Jul 2 2022
6.1.2
5.0
Jul 2 2022
5.0
Version: 6.1.2
A small note about the description in the "Carbon Copy Cloner overview" here: it was true with old MacOS. Nowadays, CCC won't backup system files as default, you'll have to reinstall the OS however you can/want THEN restore the backup using Migration Assistant, as mentioned here: https://bombich.com/kb/ccc6/cloning-macos-system-volumes-apple-software-restore#standard_backups
thekarmabrothers
thekarmabrothers
Jun 15 2022
6.1.2
0.0
Jun 15 2022
0.0
Version: 6.1.2
Terrible interface, bad service. Superduper much simpler, cheaper, cleaner interface and no hassle and bootable. CC often gave problems. Used 5 and 6 and gave up.
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.
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