Descriptions for Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.6 Build 5245
Name: Carbon Copy Cloner
Released: Jan 31st, 2018
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 126.96.36.19945
January 31st, 2018
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- The remote Macintosh option now handles IPv6 addresses more gracefully.
- Addressed an edge-case scenario in which CCC would set overly-restrictive ownership/permissions settings on the destination root folder.
- 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 a behavior problem in the Task Filter window that arose after refreshing the size of a folder that had excluded items.