Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2 – Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2

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

Version 5.0.2:

  • Fixed: An issue introduced in the 5.0.1 update in which backup tasks would errantly report that an error had occurred during archive pruning.
  • New: Added a menu option to clear CCC's entire Task History.
  • New: Added Stop Loading, Reload, Make Text Larger, and Make Text Smaller buttons to the Documentation tab of CCC's Help window.
  • Changed: Added a couple more ways to rename tasks and groups, because a lot of people were having trouble with this. Previously the semantics were similar to that of the Finder, e.g. click on the text of the title, or select the task and press the Return key to make the text editable. Now you can double-click a task in the task list to make the title text editable, or you can right-click on the text and choose the option to rename the task.
  • Changed: Tasks listed in the CCC menubar application are now sorted in the same manner as defined in the Tasks table of the main application. The same is now true for the View menu in the main application.
  • Changed: The run time order for grouped tasks is now considered when sorting the Tasks table by next run time.
  • Fixed: Fixed the "failed to set global attribute" error on first launch for upgrading users.
  • Fixed: Fixed a bug that could cause a spin if a CCC v4 imported task had been configured to run weekly, only on Sunday, and also with a runtime limit that prevented it from running on weekends.
  • Changed: Fixed a condition in which CCC would report that an error occurred while updating the dynamic linker shared cache and kernel extension cache (it wasn't an error, it was just new debug information).
  • Fixed: Resolved some edge cases that caused remote Macintosh authorization setup to fail.
  • Changed: Connection reset errors (e.g. remote host drops the connection) now cause a remote Mac task to be restarted.
  • Changed: Imported v4 tasks with a remote Mac destination are no longer prevented from copying system items (i.e. because we don't yet know the destination filesystem).
  • Fixed: Fixed an errant cloning coach message that said the destination on a remote Mac wouldn't be bootable because it wasn't the root of a volume.
  • Fixed: Fixed the source/destination label in cases where the item is a remote Mac. The label wasn't updating consistently, and sometimes was left at the stub text.
  • Changed: Addressed some cases where CCC would consistently prompt the user for a guided setup when a task with "restore" in its name is present and specifies the current startup disk as the destination, or when the relvant destination volume is named "Macintosh HD".
  • Changed: Guided Setup and Guided Restore is now disabled if VoiceOver is active. Some VoiceOver users found that these bubble tips were stealing VoiceOver's focus, making task setup more challenging.
  • Fixed: Fixed an issue in which CCC would become unresponsive if you configured a daily or weekly task to start at 7AM, and then checked the box to apply an hourly runtime limit.
  • Changed: System files are now excluded if the source has an OS older than 10.13 and the destination is APFS. Added a Cloning Coach message to explain the limitation.
  • Changed: APFS as a system destination is only supported when the running system is 10.13+.
  • Fixed: Fixed the abbreviation for "Monday" that was incorrectly translated in German to "Monat" (rather than "Mo").
  • Changed: Increased the threshold for system uptime at the time of CCC load to 90 for determining whether the system just restarted. This accommodates slower systems that would otherwise skip a task that was missed while the system was off.
  • Fixed: Write failures on NAS volumes are now more consistently presented as showstoppers that cause the task to fail rather than individual file errors in an otherwise-successful backup task.
  • Changed: Added some tolerance to the hourly run time limits such that tasks firing a few seconds before the limit window will be allowed to run.
  • Fixed: Fixed an issue in which running a task group could lead to an inability to sleep the system.
  • Fixed: Tasks that are both disabled and suspended now correctly get the "activate/leave suspended" dialog.
  • Changed: A task can now be moved back outside of a group if there is only one group present and all tasks are part of that group.
  • Changed: Enabled expansion tooltips for the task name in the task outlook table.
  • Fixed: Fixed an issue in which the destination APFS Preboot volume was not getting properly populated when using an HFS+ source volume.
  • Changed: The Preferences window is no longer moved to the main screen if its on the secondary screen and the secondary screen is positioned below the main screen.
  • Fixed :Improved some dialog behavior for tasks configured to run on source/destination reconnect, that also are configured to prompt before proceeding and issue a periodic reminder. The CCC User Agent now revokes a reminder prompt if you attach the affected disk before dismissing the reminder prompt.
  • Changed: Made some minor modifications to CCC's global exclusions list that resolves a startup delay when booting from the backup volume.
  • Changed: "Delete a SafetyNet folder" now accepts any item that is in the Trash.
  • Changed: The "Auto adjust" setting being disabled will no longer cause the advanced settings view to be expanded if the SafetyNet is set to Off.
  • Changed: Fixed an errant Cloning Coach message that said file metadata would not be preserved on a disk image on a network volume.
  • Fixed: Cancelling out of the filter window without making changes will no longer leave the task in the edit state.
  • Fixed: System folders are no longer excluded when copying to or from a folder on the startup disk.
  • Changed: Fixed a software update issue in which CCC might check for updates on startup if the update interval was set to never check.
  • Changed: Fixed the calculation of a task's elapsed time as noted in the Task Plan.


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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