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!
- [New] Adds preliminary support for cloning from an APFS startup volume to an HFS+ backup volume (applicable only to macOS 10.13 High Sierra).
- [Fixed] Addressed a wake event scheduling issue that was introduced in the 10.12.5 update (yes, we're finding more goodies in that update every week!). CCC normally associates a unique identifier with each wake event that it schedules. That identifier shows that the event was created by CCC and for a specific task. Should CCC need to cancel the wake event (e.g. because you delete the task), CCC looks up the wake event by that unique identifier and deletes it. Starting in 10.12.5, macOS ignores that unique identifier, so now all of the CCC wake events are identical. This led to orphaned wake events getting created. Normally these are harmless and a reboot always removes these, but this update clears them all and uses a new algorithm to identify and remove wake events.
- [Fixed] Fixed an issue in which CCC's scheduled tasks were improperly scheduled when the system clock was set to January 1, 2001 on startup (e.g. in cases where the Mac's motherboard battery is dead).
OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor