Name: Carbon Copy Cloner
Ked but need to be tested (feedbacks appreciated)
Intel, 32/64-bit processor
OS X 10.6 or later
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Backup, Restore Software
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 is now much more proactive about dealing with malfunctioning hardware. If a defective hard drive is causing the backup task to hang or to spew thousands of errors, CCC will generally abort the backup task within five minutes of the hang, collect extensive diagnostics information, then offer some hardware troubleshooting suggestions.
• CCC will proactively report physical read and write errors before starting a backup task and give the user the opportunity to abort the task (e.g., and take appropriate hardware troubleshooting measures, replace hardware, etc.).
• Errors related to setting or unsetting file flags on files that reside on SMB network volumes are once again properly suppressed.
• Errors that the remote Macintosh could not be reached are now properly suppressed when the user has chosen the option to silently skip the backup task when the source or destination is unavailable.
• Fixed an issue in which a one-day reminder was getting assigned to a scheduled task that was configured to run "When the source or destination is reattached" despite that the user did not have a reminder interval scheduled for that task.
• Addressed an issue in which the CCC application update process may appear to hang.
• Resolved a problem in which CCC would errantly report than an Xsan volume was unavailable during a scheduled backup.
• Fixed an issue in which a CCC scheduled task could prevent idle sleep while the "Task finished" panel was displayed.
• CCC offers better progress indication in situations where the first folder encountered has many items (e.g., 10,000 files).
• Errors generated by the Synology DiskStation NAS appliance related to the "01APIC_0X.jpg" extended attribute (an attribute that is proprietary to and added by the DiskStation NAS device) are now suppressed.
• Improved the performance of saving multiple scheduled tasks.
• The ccchelper application will no longer register itself as a handler for the "plist" document type. The absence of a more suitable handler for this file type (especially on Mavericks) often leads to ccchelper being chosen as the default handler, and that was never our intention.
• Improved handling of resource forks larger than 1MB when reading from or writing to some SMB sharepoints.
• Addressed an issue in which the connection to a "Remote Macintosh" would be terminated by an overly aggressive firewall or proxy server.• or proxy server.
• CCC 3.5.5 resolved a minor bug related to the handling of corrupted Access Control List entries. This update makes a minor improvement to the implementation of that bug fix.
• Fixed an issue in which the lack of support for large extended attributes on a Drobo volume would result in the backup task being aborted prematurely.
• Errors caused by the Synology NAS file sharing server's inability to serve up Synology-proprietary extended attributes are now more effectively filtered out.
• CCC now prohibits copying a source volume that has ownership disabled directly to the startup disk. Users can select a subfolder on each volume instead.
• Withdrew a configuration change that did not improve CCC's detection of dropped connections to a remote Macintosh.
• Fixed a condition that could lead to CCC reporting that two volumes with the same UUID were detected.