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Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner
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Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

01 July 2021

Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility.

What is Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

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 6.0.2:
  • By default, CCC will process up to four folders simultaneously and copy up to eight files simultaneously. This update reduces simultaneous folder handling to two if CCC cannot verify that both the source and destination are Solid State devices. We have also exposed a setting that allows the user to adjust this value manually in Advanced Settings > Performance & Analysis, including an option that configures the task to use the CCC v5 legacy file copier instead of the new file copier
  • Addressed a case where CCC would abort the backup task, indicating that a subtask had timed out, in cases where the destination was particularly slow to deliver information about a folder that had an exceptionally high file count (e.g. tens of thousands, or millions)
  • Fixed a math issue that was previously causing inflight snapshot or SafetyNet archive removal to not remove enough snapshots or archives in cases where the destination was very full
  • Fixed a scheduling issue that was causing "When files are modified on the source" tasks to not resume monitoring when the task was back within a user-specified time limit
  • "Next run date" in the CCC Dashboard now correctly rolls over from "tomorrow" to "today" when the date changes
  • Addressed a handful of crashers and exceptions
  • When thinning snapshots, CCC now indicates the name of the snapshot using the user's preferred date format
  • The "Files evaluated" statistic is now updated appropriately during a Preview run
  • File and folder name changes that only affect the case of characters in the string are now detected (i.e. when that is the only change to the source file) and applied to the destination
  • CCC will no longer preserve system-immutable file flags when restoring items to the startup disk. This was leading to the creation of a folder (typically "Users") that couldn't be removed by the Finder
  • CCC now properly imposes a High Sierra+ requirement for the Remote Macintosh feature
  • Fixed the tooltip on the Source selector when a Big Sur startup volume is selected. Technically that volume is not mounted, but pointing this out is not really necessary
  • Added color pickers for the lines on the Dynamic Performance Chart
  • Improved the handling of moved folders in the Quick Update feature. Technically these don't cause modifications to files, but nonetheless we should apply these changes when the task runs
  • Fixed an errant case-conflict error that can occur on Case Sensitive APFS destination volumes when a folder name has a non-normalized Unicode character
  • Corrected the behavior of the "Remove excluded files" setting in the Task Filter window. Folders were only getting removed when explicitly excluded via a custom rule (not when unchecked in the main table), and files that were only implicitly excluded (i.e. via the default filter behavior) were getting removed. While that matched CCC v5 behavior, it was not the more conservative result that we were aiming for
  • When creating a read-only disk image, CCC now uses sparsebundle as the default format for the intermediate read-write disk image. Big Sur, in particular, seems reluctant to create sparseimage files, especially on NAS volumes
  • Fixed a timing issue that led to errors when running a "When files are changed on the source" task soon after startup
  • Addressed an edge case in which a source NAS device may lie about the nature of a symlink (i.e. initially the NAS reports that it is a regular file), leading to errors
  • Corrected the presentation of the startup disk's custom Snapshot Retention Policy
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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
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