Features

Carbon Copy Cloner 5

The first bootable backup solution that works with Apple’s new APFS filesystem.

Interface

Intuitive and Efficient

We have fine-tuned CCC’s interface and it is easier to use than ever! Schedule, group and sort tasks; run a backup; and access the disk center — all from a single window.

Intuitive and Efficient
New

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.

New

Tips

Need help getting yourself oriented? Can't remember where to find something? Handy interface tips are a click away!

Tips
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Cloning Coach

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, our professional support team is just a click away in the Cloning Coach window if you have questions or concerns about what to do.

Cloning Coach
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Task Outlook

CCC 5's task groups makes 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.

Task Outlook

Simple Mode

Simple interface mode allows you to clear the visual clutter and clone in three clicks. Source > Destination > Clone.

Simple Mode

Functionality

Bootable Backups

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.

Bootable Backups

Smart Updates

Update only the files that have been added or modified.

Smart Updates

Backups Anywhere

Create a backup on your external drive, or back up your files to a networked drive.

Backups Anywhere
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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.

Task Grouping and Sorting

Backup Notifications

In addition to keeping you posted with the macOS Notification Center, CCC can email you the results of your backup tasks. It couldn’t be easier — configure your email account settings once and use them across multiple tasks!

Backup Notifications
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Task Scheduling

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 day. You can also craft a more sophisticated backup strategy with task chaining and scheduled task groups.

Task Scheduling
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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.

Smarter Safety Net

Task History

Quickly view when your tasks have run and if they were successful. Restrict the list by task name, source volume, destination volume, or run date. Receive detailed information and advice on tasks that resulted in errors.

Task History

Disk Center

Quickly learn more about your volumes or create a Recovery HD, all while easily seeing all tasks that involve the selected disk, as well as the last time each task ran.

Disk Center
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Menu Bar App

Keep tabs on currently running backup tasks, create a new task, or run a scheduled task.

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!

Clone Recovery HD

Support

Support Team

Get rapid, insightful support from our professional support team.

Support Team

Localized Documentation

The most essential parts of our knowledge base are offered in German, French, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Localized Documentation
Updated

Knowledge Base

We have updated our knowledge base for CCC 5 and added video tutorials to our YouTube channel.

Knowledge Base

Household License

One license lets you run CCC on every Mac in your household.

Household License

Advanced Features

New

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.

Advanced File Filtering
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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!

New

Task History Trends

Our new trend chart shows how your tasks are performing over time, and how many files/how much data gets copied each time your task runs.

Updated

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.

Backup Health Check
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Other Goodies

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.

Other Goodies

Upgrade Comparison

Feature
CCC
4
CCC
5
Bootable backups
Run backups automatically on a schedule - even if you're not logged in
Clone Recovery HD
Guided setup
Guided restore
Smart updates - back up only new or changed files
Menubar application
SafetyNet - archive of changed and deleted items
Back up to locally attached volumes, network volumes, or another Mac
Backup notifications via Notification Center or email
Cloning coach with timely troubleshooting advice
Task sorting by name, last status, last run, next run or manually
Import and export tasks
Backup task collision detection
Restrict backup tasks to weekdays or weekends, or when connected to a power source
One-time task scheduling - schedule tasks to run once in the future
Hourly runtime limits - restrict backup tasks to certain times of day
Chain individual backup tasks
Organize backup tasks into groups
Schedule and run task groups
Task outlook - for task groups
Task history
Task history trend charts - task performance and amount of data copied
Custom task filters - control exactly what is included in your backup
Expanded and improved task filter interface
Import and export task filters
Preview total data to be copied
Automatic update checking without launching CCC application
Pre- and post-flight scripts
Command line application
Compatible with Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9)
Qualified for Yosemite (10.10) through High Sierra (10.13)
Designed for APFS and High Sierra (10.13)
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