Carbon Copy Cloner
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.
All-New Version 4.0
Our biggest update ever.
Ready for Yosemite.
CCC can now save SMTP account passwords for usernames that contain spaces.
CCC is now a bit more lenient when backing up to NAS storage that is slow to wake.
Email account settings are now imported when importing a CCC 3.5 task that was configured to send emails.
Tasks created by CCC 3.5 through 3.5.2 are now imported (previously they were not recognized as migrate-able tasks).
Fixed an issue in which CCC would errantly report that an error occurred while trying to set a global default.
Fixed an issue in which the CCC application window would be moved from a secondary display to the primary display when revealing the sidebar.
The CCC window position is now restored correctly in cases where the sidebar is hidden by default.
Errors that occur while establishing a secure connection to an SMTP server are now reported with better advice when sending a test email.
Fixed an issue specific to the German localization in which the "day" option for checking for CCC application updates would not "stick".
Fixed numerous UI behavior annoyances.
Fixed an issue in which CCC would occassionally report that a Recovery HD volume was out of date or missing when it actually was not.
There were a few places that the "Use strict volume identification" setting was not getting respected, and in those cases CCC would errantly report that the destination volume was unavailable. These should all be resolved now.
When the "Don't delete anything" Advanced SafetyNet option is specified, older versions of modified items are not deleted, they are moved to the SafetyNet. SafetyNet pruning is now available for tasks configured with this option.
Clicking on the "Find and replace corrupted files" button will now reveal a dialog informing the user of that optionâ€™s performance implications.
If the user is logged in as a non-admin, the Recovery HD is now properly presented as "", rather than "No Recovery HD". Recovery HD volumes can only be mounted when the logged-in user is an administrator.
CCC will more effectively keep the system awake when a task is running on a system that is running on battery power. Note that, by default, CCC tasks will not start if the system is running on battery power.
CCC now attempts to repair the ownership of its private keychain. This should deal with some edge cases in which the keychain's ownership is set to the root user.
Some ZFS volumes not only lack a UUID, but also have an underlying physical device with an identical volume name. This poses a problem for CCC when attempting to positively identify a ZFS destination volume. We have implemented a workaround in which the unmounted volume will be ignored, however this makes it impossible for CCC to pre-mount a ZFS volume that is attached, but not mounted. We're not happy with this workaround, and it can be avoided if the ZFS filesystem implementation is improved to add a volume UUID to each logical volume.
Fixed an issue in which "##et_destination_name##" was appearing in task notification emails.
Fixed an issue in which the Authentication Credentials Installer Package would fail to install, asking the user to report the issue to the Software manufacturer.
Numerous improvements to the CCC command-line utility.
Resolved some minor issues that led to crashes.
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.6.dmg