Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.6 – Easy-to-use backup/cloning utility.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.6

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 5.0.6:

  • Changed: We made some improvements to the postflight option that unmounts the destination volume. If the destination is an encrypted volume, the volume will now be immediately locked when unmounted (negating the need for a separate postflight script as referenced in our blog). If the destination is an ordinary volume and the only partition on an external device, the destination device should be more likely to spin down the disk.
  • New: Improved the efficiency of copying sparse files on APFS volumes. Sparse files appear larger than the amount of data they actually contain. In the wild, we've seen sparse files used by VMWare.
  • Changed: Notifications prompting you to reattach a missing source/destination will now be revoked when the task starts to run next (e.g. when you attach the missing disk).
  • Fixed: Fixed a subtle timing issue that occurs when a scheduled task with an hourly run time limit starts a couple seconds early. A task with such a limit would previously have stopped immediately, claiming that it was running outside of its allowed time window.
  • Fixed: The remote Macintosh option now handles IPv6 addresses more gracefully.
  • Fixed: Addressed an edge-case scenario in which CCC would set overly-restrictive ownership/permissions settings on the destination root folder.
  • Fixed: The Task Filter window now correctly shows the application of a system items exclusion filter when the destination is a NAS volume that is not currently mounted.
  • Fixed: Fixed a behavior problem in the Task Filter window that arose after refreshing the size of a folder that had excluded items.


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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