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!
- CCC proactively prompts Mojave users to grant Full Disk Access to CCC and its helper tool so CCC can back up all of the user's Application Data
- Changes to a custom filter expression or rule type now causes the task to be marked as edited
- An issue in which CCC was sending two email notifications for a task that exceeds a run time limit
- An issue in which a task group might run immediately when adding tasks to it
- The email body template field in CCC's Preferences window now explicitly disallows macOS from performing 'smart quote' replacements. Such replacements resulted in corruption of the tokens in non-English locales, leading to the presence of the tokens in the resulting emails, rather than the substituted text (e.g. "##Nome dell'operazione##" instead of "Backup CCC")
- When connecting to a remote Mac via the Remote Macintosh option in the Source and Destination selectors, a timeout that might occur due to a firewall or other Remote Login configuration problem is is now greeted with more helpful advice (rather than reported as an "internal error")
- CCC now excludes the Dropbox ".dropbox.cache" folder. This folder's volatile content not only contains a bunch of garbage that shouldn't be backed up, but attempting to do so provokes a conflict between Dropbox and various anti-virus applications
- Minor improvement to the handling of sparse files
- Fixed the handling of a failure to mount an encrypted volume when clicking on the source or destination selector if the source or destination was a folder on that volume and CCC lacked the password for that volume
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor