Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.7 Build 7589 LATEST
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
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With Carbon Copy Cloner for macOS, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved impeccably on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to business. Replace the failed hard drive at your convenience, and then restore all of your stuff in one easy step. Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity as well!
Features and Highlights
Guided Setup and Restore
If you boot your Mac from a CCC backup, CCC will open and offer to help you with a guided restore. In the guided restore, CCC will create a new restore task, select the startup disk as the source, then present coaching tips that guide you through selecting the destination and (optionally) excluding items from the restore task.
"We’re backup experts and we want to help you craft a reliable and functional backup strategy. We’ve built over 15 years of experience into CCC's Cloning Coach, which proactively alerts you to configuration concerns about your tasks and offers helpful advice on how to address those concerns. Even better, the professional support team is just a click away in the Cloning Coach window if you have questions or concerns about what to do."
CCC 5's task groups make coordinating the schedules of multiple tasks easy with an upcoming tasks outlook chart. Grouped tasks can be scheduled individually, or you can run all of the tasks sequentially by scheduling the group.
When disaster strikes your hard disk, you can boot from your backup and keep working. Troubleshoot the problem disk when you have time to spare.
Task Grouping and Sorting
Collect your tasks into groups to visually organize them. Run a group of tasks with a single click, or schedule a group all at once. Tasks can also be sorted by name, exit status, last run date, next run date, or manually.
Need help getting yourself oriented? Can't remember where to find something? Handy interface tips are a click away!
CCC can back up your data hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or whenever you connect to your backup drive. You can tell CCC to back up only on weekdays, weekends, or only during certain times of the day. You can also craft a more sophisticated backup strategy with task chaining and scheduled task groups.
Smarter Safety Net
Create a bootable clone of your hard drive, but also keep copies of your recently deleted and changed files — just in case. SafetyNet is smarter than ever: if you run out of space during a backup, CCC can free up space automatically and resume your backup.
Clone Recovery HD
"The macOS Installer creates a proprietary recovery volume on your startup disk that can be used to reinstall macOS. CCC is the only backup software that archives and clones this recovery volume. We simplify this complex procedure into a single click!"
Advanced File Filtering
Excluding a folder or two from a backup task has always been trivial with CCC, and now it's even easier to precisely define what should and should not be backed up. You can also now visualize the effects of custom filter rules, and now CCC will report how much data is going to be backed up. A QuickLook panel shows you a preview of your files, and you can sort your file list based on name, size, or modification date.
Simplified Remote Mac Setup
The setup procedure for backing up to a remote Macintosh has been greatly simplified. SafetyNet pruning is now available for remote Mac destinations, and CCC can now show you the content of a remote Mac source. Remote Mac backups have never been simpler!
Backup Health Check
Have you ever worried that your backup might fail when you need it? CCC has you covered. CCC can run a special monthly or weekly corruption check to identify damaged files in your backup – and automatically replace them.
The bundled ccc command line application allows pros to incorporate CCC backup tasks into larger and more complex workflows. Pre- and postflight scripts bring that same level of customization into existing CCC task workflows. Task and individual task filters can be imported and exported, allowing you to manage exclusion lists across tasks and to duplicate tasks to other Macs. A visual disk usage indicator shows you the space remaining on your destination volume, and CCC's menubar application can now check for updates without CCC being open.
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