Name: Carbon Copy Cloner
Version: 5.0.5 Build 5213
Released: Dec 12th, 2017
Developer: Bombich Software Inc
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (The Shark)
Web Site: http://www.bombich.com/
User-oriented and fully-featured backup and cloning utility specially designed to help Mac users make a bootable backup of the entire system
Carbon Copy Cloner is a reliable and easy-to-use solution for Mac users that need to quickly backup their system and take advantage of the benefits which the bootable recovery has to offer.
Clone your Mac’s hard disk and create a bootable backup for emergencies
By using Carbon Copy Cloner, you are not just making ordinary system backups that require the use of another hard disk in case the current one fails. Thanks to Carbon Copy Cloner, all your data along with the operating system’s data are stored on a bootable volume that can be instantly used.
Consequently, you can boot from your backup if your hard disk fails and return to your work and projects in a matter of seconds. This features, gives you time to replace the damaged drive at your convenience and restore all your data in one easy step.
Save space with incremental backups and accidental data loss
From Carbon Copy Cloner’s main window, you can quickly select the source and destination volume, select the files you want to include or exclude from the backup and even customize the backup process.
Carbon Copy Cloner allows you to create multiple backup profiles and decide what happens with folders and files that are present only on the destination and with the files that have been modified since the last backup.
In addition, you can prune archived content before copying files and constantly keep a certain amount of free space on the backup drive.
More experienced users can also access the Advanced Settings window and enable options such as “Run the deletion pass on the destination before copying new files”, “Replace a folder on the destination if the source item is not a folder” or “Calculate a checksum for every compared file” and “ Remove files on the destination that I have excluded from the backup”.
Schedule backups and take advantage of the built-in email notification system
As mentioned earlier, you can backup to hard drives, network drives and disk images and use subsequent backups and copy only the items that have been changes since the last backup.
In a nutshell, Carbon Copy Cloner is a powerful backup tool that allows you to schedule backup tasks on a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis, and is also capable of sending email notifications when a backup is complete or if errors occur during the backup process.
What’s new in Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.5
December 12th, 2017
- Fixed a scheduling issue in which tasks would not be scheduled for the original start time hour (in local time) after a time zone switch and a restart.
- Progress indication during a "Backup with Health Check" is no longer errantly indeterminate.
- Addressed an issue that was introduced by the 10.13.2 update which causes Remote Macintosh setup to fail with an internal error.
- Fixed an issue in which CCC was unable to mount the source for an HFS+ Recovery HD cloning task.
- Custom port numbers are now supported for AFP and SMB hosts.
- The task outlook table now correctly displays the run times for tasks configured to run weekly with a repeat interval greater than 1.
- Fixed an issue in which some tasks were getting errantly marked with a "task failed" badge.
- Clicking on a task finished notification will now open the CCC application and select the relevant task.
- Fixed an issue in which a backup task involving a remote Mac would stall if the source or destination volume on the remote Mac was not available.
- ZFS volume mount notifications are now handled more effectively.
- The CCC command line application will now exit immediately after starting a task group.
- Made some minor improvements to CCC's task database that should make it more resilient to corruption.
- Fixed a minor window sizing issue specific to Yosemite and the dialog that is produced when disabling the SafetyNet setting.
- Suppressed an errant error message produced by High Sierra that can occur when converting a sparse disk image to a read-only format.