Have you ever wanted a simple, complete, bootable backup of your hard drive? Have you ever wanted to upgrade to a larger hard drive with minimal hassle and without reinstalling your OS and all of your applications? Have you ever wanted to move your entire Mac OS X installation to a new computer? Then CCC is the tool for you! CCC makes these tasks simple by harnessing the Unix power built into Mac OS X. In addition to the features that CCC has provided in the past, version 2 offers synchronization of the source and target as well as scheduled backup tasks. Now you can setup a regular backup regimen that occurs in the background, even if you are not logged in! Version 2 also offers enhancements for lab administrators, including the option to run pre and post*flight shell scripts, the ability to modify the list of items to be removed at the end of a clone, and the ability to create a disk image on the fly.

Supported configurations:

  • Local (i.e., not over a network connection), HFS+ formatted partition or hard drive.
  • Mounted disk image. Cloning to a disk image will (obviously), not yield a bootable volume unless you use CCC to restore the image to a physical partition or disk.
  • Firewire disks including iPods
  • CCC will not backup directly to CDs or DVD*R discs, though you can backup to an appropriately sized disk image, then burn the image to disc with Toast or Disk Copy.
  • Any machine that supports Mac OS X (officially).

What's New:

  • Addressed an issue that Apple introduced in 10.15.5 (FB7706647) that will prevent CCC from establishing an initial backup of a macOS Catalina system volume.
  • Starting in 10.15.5, CCC will no longer back up a macOS Catalina System volume to a disk image destination (i.e. a sparseimage or sparsebundle disk image file). We're making this change reluctantly, unfortunately we just can't get reliable results when using Apple's proprietary utility with disk images.
  • Added a green checkmark emoji to the subject of "task completed successfully" emails.
  • Improved upon the previous attempts to suppress VirusBarrier attached-but-not-mounted disk images in CCC's sidebar.
  • When backing up to a OneDrive or Dropbox folder, CCC will no longer replace online-only placeholder files with a non-placeholder from the source unless the two files' modification dates differ. This resolves an issue in which a user flags a OneDrive/Dropbox folder as "online only" and CCC replaces the placeholders with real files, causing OneDrive/Dropbox to re-upload the content.
  • Addressed an issue in which some sparse files were getting copied during every backup. In some cases this led to a noticeable performance degration.

Alternatively you can download the latest beta version of this software.