Carbon Copy Cloner
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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
What's New
Version 3.5.4:
  • Addressed an issue in which CCC would occasionally report errors such as "Could not find xattr #1" or "Missing abbreviated xattr", most commonly when archiving items in the Google Chrome application support directory.
  • CCC now removes its temporary private mountpoint folders used to mount and inspect Recovery HD volumes. Leaving these "stale" mountpoints in place was occasionally exposing a bug in the Finder in which it would report an error -43, "Some items could not be found" when trying to move items to the Trash. Relaunching Finder works around the bug, but cleaning up the stale mountpoints will avoid it.
  • Fixed an issue in which a scheduled task configured to run weekly, on "no days of the week" could be re-enabled without specifying a day to run the task.
  • The "Backup everything" filter was showing up twice for non-English localizations.
  • Disabling "Documents and Data" syncing in the iCloud Preference Pane causes your ~/Library/Mobile Documents folder to be renamed to Mobile Documents.12345678 (the number varies). The iCloud Preference Pane reports that the items in this folder will be deleted. In fact, the items are not deleted, though they are rendered unreadable as long as the "Documents and Data" setting remains disabled. The unreadable documents in this folder generate unnecessary errors in CCC backup tasks, so the contents of this folder will now be excluded by default. This exclusion only applies when the "Documents and Data" syncing is disabled.
  • CCC handles memory more efficiently now when numerous errors are encountered.
  • Added special handling for the "SANDS" filesystem from Tiger Engineering.
  • In some situations, the OS was sleeping before CCC finished sending an email notification. When this occurred, CCC was occasionally unable to complete sending the email when the system awoke (e.g. because the network wasn't yet available). CCC will now retain its idle sleep assertion long enough to complete sending the email notification.
  • CCC is now more conservative about starting a scheduled task if the system might be entering a sleep state. If the lid of your laptop is closed, for example, and your scheduled task is configured to wake the system to run the task, the system may forcibly go back to sleep between 10-30 seconds after waking. Previously, CCC might have been able to start a task in that window of time. This version avoids starting a task in those situations to avoid Dark Wake cycles (periods of sleep and wake in which network and disk connectivity are constantly in flux).
  • NFS volumes in which the root user is mapped to the root user (vs. root mapped to nobody) are no longer unmounted at the end of a scheduled task involving the NFS volume.
Version 3.5.4:
  • Addressed an issue in which CCC would occasionally report errors such as "Could not find xattr #1" or "Missing abbreviated xattr", most commonly when archiving items in the Google Chrome application support directory.
  • CCC now removes its temporary private mountpoint folders used to mount and inspect Recovery HD volumes. Leaving these "stale" mountpoints in place was more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Polar Bear reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
Carbon Copy Cloner is the easiest and most secure way to make a bit-for-bit clone of any drive. If you experience a catastrophic drive failure, why be bothered with having to manually restore applications because you only have an incremental backup of documents and data. What you want is a plug and play exact total copy of your failed drive that is immediately bootable and ready to rock and roll. That's exactly what CCC gives you. In my opinion, CCC is the best clone utility on the market today.
[Version 3.5.4]


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GeoProf commented on 20 Mar 2014
A quick but important question: Can the permissions for an installation of OS 10.7.5 on a portable USB or FireWire drive be accurately fixed by Apple’s Disk Utility from an OS 10.6.8 startup disk? In other words, are permissions OS-specific, or can one OS’s Disk Utility accurately fix the perms of a different OS?
[Version 3.5.4]


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Oysterhaven reviewed on 23 Feb 2014
Great app. Very easy to set-up and set a schedule. Then never have to worry again. Had to go back to a local back-up after Carbonite failed me miserable. Love CCC.
[Version 3.5.4]


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LuukLuuk reviewed on 18 Feb 2014
Intuitive, clearcut, did not encounter any troubles. I will buy this app, becuase it will save me a lot of headaches.
[Version 3.5.4]


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HansD8412 reviewed on 16 Feb 2014
remarkable. absolutely flawless and easy. thank you carbon copy cloner
[Version 3.5.4]


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Brooklyn_Al commented on 24 Dec 2013
This is not simply a useful piece of software, but based upon my years of experience, it's an essential piece of software! Quality.
[Version 3.5.4]


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Panpagan reviewed on 23 Dec 2013
Can't say how often CCC saved time, data (and my butt) over the last 11 years. I'm using CCC since 2002. I had about 200 Mac's to support. All of them needed the same programs, the same config, the same basic data on it. CCC saved me a lot of time, working in this big pre-press environment, so I donated for it when it still was donation ware. I'm still happy with this tool, even if I use it mostly for my private machines today.

CCC is not cheap, but worth every penny!
[Version 3.5.4]


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aknewhope reviewed on 18 Dec 2013
Wonderful backup utility for the Mac. Simply powerful. I trust in the developer, and am happy to pay for his work. Open sourcing the code would be cool.
[Version 3.5.4]


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WordWeaver reviewed on 28 Nov 2013
I have been using Carbon Copy Cloner for well over three years now since the days when it was still donationware. Before that time, I tried a few other backup solutions such as ChronoSync.

I can happily report that in all this time, CCC has never failed me. It is stable, it is reliable and it is an absolute necessity for any Macintosh user who is serious about protecting themselves from unexpected machine failures and other issues which may result in data loss.

The bottom line is that with my daily CCC scheduled backups to an external drive, I have total peace of mind. I just don't have to worry about it. My ever-changing data is safe, and my life's work is safe as well.

For those of you who may be prone to complain about the price of this app, let me just say that after CCC saves you from just one important project loss, you will realize that it is worth every penny.

CCC is one indispensable utility which you simply do not want to do without. Kudos to the developer for one fine product!
[Version 3.5.4]


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Satcomer reviewed on 27 Nov 2013
This saved my butt when I decided to do a fresh install for Mavericks. Importing Keychains and apps to my new install went flawlessly thanks to saved weekly backups using CCC.

Like others have said CCCs email support was great about 5 months ago my main drive died. Booting from a clone I was able to clone back to a new drive install. Just the saved Schedulers didn't work anymore. Support told be because of different drives serial numbers changed the saved schedules had to be remade, according to the CCC support. This fixed my problem right away.
[Version 3.5.4]


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Enk3 had trouble on 04 Jul 2012
Note that the download link currently points to the now-closed MobileMe.
[Version 3.4.5]


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Wgibson648 had trouble on 24 Aug 2010
Why, when I attempt to download version 3.3.4b1, the only accessible application downloaded is version 3.3.3?

14:15 EDT, 24 August 2010

W.F. Gibson
[Version 3.3.4b1]

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Andreas commented on 24 Aug 2010
 
I can't explain what happens at MacUpdate but, assuming you want to test this beta release...

Launch your installed version of CCC v3.3.3. From its CCC menu choose “Update CCC...” and check “Inform me of beta releases”.

Andreas (bombich forums moderator)
 
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Hotmac had trouble on 23 Sep 2007
Tried out CCC to backup my projects (36 GB) to the external backup drive. But what a surprise: CCC copied all 36 GB to the invisible folder ".volume" on my internal Mac drive, despite the fact that I chose the right source volme and the right target volume. I needed 3 hours to find out why my Mac drive now showed 39 GB of free space and not 75 GB. "WhatSize" was no help because it did not show the 36 invisble GB, so I had to check every single visible and invisble folder. After this experience I can say: Do NOT use CCC to backup!
[Version 3.0]


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Doug S. had trouble on 20 Sep 2007
For some reason I can't backup to a disk image on my external.

I've set up a schedule to backup to a disk image in a specific folder on my external, making an image of my entire main drive, but when I run it I get an error saying it's not available or the bath has changed.

It hasn't. What's up?
[Version 3.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 20 Sep 2007
The developer is aware of this issue. See the developer's website, there is a forum for CCC.

And these previous posts on the same issue:

http://www.macupdate.com/reviews.php?id=7032&pid=191016
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Leigh-Mackay had trouble on 17 Feb 2004
I have two hard drives. One acts as a back-up to the other.

Up-grading to 10.3.2 went without difficulty on the primary drive.

I have used Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the new system software to the back-up drive. When I boot from the back-up drive, the OS will not accept my password.

I have used the Panther discs to up-grade the software on the back-up drive, choosing the "Create Old System folder" option to avoid permission hastles. When booting from the back-up drive, the OS will not accept my password.

I'm the only user and the administrator of my computer.
[Version 2.3]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Feb 2004
if you prevoiusly copied a system folder on that backup drive and did not format the drive before cloning yours over it again, you won't be able to log in as there are a lot of files that contain the login info that your mixing up. use carbon copy cloner to delete files before it transfers or format the drive.

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Quiiick rated on 03 Dec 2013

[Version 3.5.4]



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Wikno rated on 03 Dec 2013

[Version 3.5.4]



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DavidV3337 rated on 27 Nov 2013

[Version 3.5.4]



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a_m_k rated on 24 Nov 2013

[Version 3.5.3]



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Ashes2Ashes rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 3.5.3]



Half08 rated on 23 Oct 2013

[Version 3.5.3]



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Vroller rated on 03 Sep 2013

[Version 3.5.2]



otsu rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 3.5.2]



Ejb rated on 10 Mar 2013

[Version 3.5.2]



gosmond rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 3.5.2]


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Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Demo
Date:27 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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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!


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