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!
- Addressed an issue in which the Preferences window would not open for users using non-English locales. Sorry about that!
- If you have a pair of folders selected as the source and destination, CCC no longer refuses to allow you to choose the destination folder as the source (or vice versa). You're probably swapping the two folders, so instead of preventing this, CCC clears out the opposing settings that would be in conflict.
- Fixed a minor issue with the Uninstall functionality.
- The mini task progress window is now closed when no tasks are running, rather than being made transparent. The previous behavior was intended to avoid a bug in Yosemite in which the user agent application would hang if the window was closed while the display was dimmed. The behavior had the annoying result of creating an unclickable rectangle on the Desktop. We found another way to work around the Yosemite bug that allows us to close the window properly.
- Fixed an issue in which CCC's helper tool was not saving the global preferences to disk after getting a new application path from CCC. This would result in tasks being unable to run after restarting, because the helper tool would have an invalid path for the CCC application bundle.
- Addressed a few minor clipping or translation issues in some of the non-English localization resources.
- The "Don't validate certificate chain" option in the Email Settings section of CCC's Preferences window will now be properly retained.
- Fixed a cosmetic issue in which the path control interface element wasn't getting updated when choosing a new disk image as the destination. The result would be "Macintosh HD > Applications" being indicated as the destination, which could be confusing.
OS X 10.8 or later