Carbon Copy Cloner 5 Release Notes

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Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.5

December 11, 2017

  • Fixed a scheduling issue in which tasks would not be scheduled for the original start time hour (in local time) after a time zone switch and a restart.
  • Progress indication during a "Backup with Health Check" is no longer errantly indeterminate.
  • Addressed an issue that was introduced by the 10.13.2 update which causes Remote Macintosh setup to fail with an internal error.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC was unable to mount the source for an HFS+ Recovery HD cloning task.
  • Custom port numbers are now supported for AFP and SMB hosts.
  • The task outlook table now correctly displays the run times for tasks configured to run weekly with a repeat interval greater than 1.
  • Fixed an issue in which some tasks were getting errantly marked with a "task failed" badge.
  • Clicking on a task finished notification will now open the CCC application and select the relevant task.
  • Fixed an issue in which a backup task involving a remote Mac would stall if the source or destination volume on the remote Mac was not available.
  • ZFS volume mount notifications are now handled more effectively.
  • The CCC command line application will now exit immediately after starting a task group.
  • Made some minor improvements to CCC's task database that should make it more resilient to corruption.
  • Fixed a minor window sizing issue specific to Yosemite and the dialog that is produced when disabling the SafetyNet setting.
  • Suppressed an errant error message produced by High Sierra that can occur when converting a sparse disk image to a read-only format.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.4

November 2, 2017

  • Fixed the resolution of the task badge on Retina displays on High Sierra.
  • When creating a disk image, the disk image is now formatted as APFS if the source is an APFS volume. CCC also creates the Preboot and Recovery volumes on these disk images so that they can be restored using Disk Utility (in addition to being restorable via CCC).
  • Items marked as hidden now stay reliably hidden on an HFS+ destination on High Sierra.
  • Addressed an issue in which a task that specifies a remote Macintosh as the source or destination would re-try the connection too aggressively if the remote host was unavailable.
  • Fixed the free space indicator for APFS volumes when viewing a volume's details in CCC's sidebar.
  • Implemented an alternative key installation method for cases where the remote Macintosh cannot accept files via scp.
  • Improved the drawing of the task outlook table when viewing a task group.
  • Minor enhancements to the CCC command-line utility.
  • The source/destination contextual menu items now more consistently refer to the underlying volume for a disk image, and mounting/unmounting the underlying network volume for a disk image now works. Also tweaked the subtitle offered when an underlying network volume is not mounted. Previously it said '"{sharepoint}" is missing', now it says '"{sharepoint}" is not mounted'.
  • The "Show Details" button in CCC notifications that are presented as alerts now correctly opens the Task History event in CCC.
  • CCC now handles an undocumented Keychain Services error code that was occurring when CCC was trying to open its keychain for the first time (i.e. before the keychain yet exists). This resolves an issue that some High Sierra users might have encountered when trying to save a password to CCC's keychain.
  • Addressed an issue in which a backup task could stall while "Cleaning up" if the task was configured to unmount the destination volume, and Spotlight was dissenting the volume unmount.
  • Minor improvements to the Task Trend chart in the Task History window.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.3

September 29, 2017

  • Addressed an issue in which task history events weren't getting recorded for a subset of backup tasks.
  • Improved the performance of CCC's archive pruning utility.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC may not have presented a dialog to update the HFS+ Recovery HD volume on the destination when the source is an APFS volume.
  • Fixed a window resizing issue affecting the "New disk image" Save panel for High Sierra users.
  • Fixed issue affecting Yosemite users in which custom filters in the Task Filter window were hidden despite the custom filter table being shown.
  • Fixed an issue in which the setting to skip weekend days was getting disabled for tasks configured to run on a daily or weekly basis.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2

September 21, 2017

  • Added a menu option to clear CCC's entire Task History.
  • Added Stop Loading, Reload, Make Text Larger, and Make Text Smaller buttons to the Documentation tab of CCC's Help window.
  • Added a couple more ways to rename tasks and groups, because a lot of people were having trouble with this. Previously the semantics were similar to that of the Finder, e.g. click on the text of the title, or select the task and press the Return key to make the text editable. Now you can double-click a task in the task list to make the title text editable, or you can right-click on the text and choose the option to rename the task.
  • Tasks listed in the CCC menubar application are now sorted in the same manner as defined in the Tasks table of the main application. The same is now true for the View menu in the main application.
  • The run time order for grouped tasks is now considered when sorting the Tasks table by next run time.
  • Fixed the "failed to set global attribute" error on first launch for upgrading users.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a spin if a CCC v4 imported task had been configured to run weekly, only on Sunday, and also with a runtime limit that prevented it from running on weekends.
  • Fixed a condition in which CCC would report that an error occurred while updating the dynamic linker shared cache and kernel extension cache (it wasn't an error, it was just new debug information).
  • Resolved some edge cases that caused remote Macintosh authorization setup to fail.
  • Connection reset errors (e.g. remote host drops the connection) now cause a remote Mac task to be restarted.
  • Imported v4 tasks with a remote Mac destination are no longer prevented from copying system items (i.e. because we don't yet know the destination filesystem).
  • Fixed an errant cloning coach message that said the destination on a remote Mac wouldn't be bootable because it wasn't the root of a volume.
  • Fixed the source/destination label in cases where the item is a remote Mac. The label wasn't updating consistently, and sometimes was left at the stub text.
  • Addressed some cases where CCC would consistently prompt the user for a guided setup when a task with "restore" in its name is present and specifies the current startup disk as the destination, or when the relvant destination volume is named "Macintosh HD".
  • Guided Setup and Guided Restore is now disabled if VoiceOver is active. Some VoiceOver users found that these bubble tips were stealing VoiceOver's focus, making task setup more challenging.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would become unresponsive if you configured a daily or weekly task to start at 7AM, and then checked the box to apply an hourly runtime limit.
  • System files are now excluded if the source has an OS older than 10.13 and the destination is APFS. Added a Cloning Coach message to explain the limitation.
  • APFS as a system destination is only supported when the running system is 10.13+.
  • Fixed the abbreviation for "Monday" that was incorrectly translated in German to "Monat" (rather than "Mo").
  • Increased the threshold for system uptime at the time of CCC load to 90 for determining whether the system just restarted. This accommodates slower systems that would otherwise skip a task that was missed while the system was off.
  • Write failures on NAS volumes are now more consistently presented as showstoppers that cause the task to fail rather than individual file errors in an otherwise-successful backup task.
  • Added some tolerance to the hourly run time limits such that tasks firing a few seconds before the limit window will be allowed to run.
  • Fixed an issue in which running a task group could lead to an inability to sleep the system.
  • Tasks that are both disabled and suspended now correctly get the "activate/leave suspended" dialog.
  • A task can now be moved back outside of a group if there is only one group present and all tasks are part of that group.
  • Enabled expansion tooltips for the task name in the task outlook table.
  • Fixed an issue in which the destination APFS Preboot volume was not getting properly populated when using an HFS+ source volume.
  • The Preferences window is no longer moved to the main screen if its on the secondary screen and the secondary screen is positioned below the main screen.
  • Improved some dialog behavior for tasks configured to run on source/destination reconnect, that also are configured to prompt before proceeding and issue a periodic reminder. The CCC User Agent now revokes a reminder prompt if you attach the affected disk before dismissing the reminder prompt.
  • Made some minor modifications to CCC's global exclusions list that resolves a startup delay when booting from the backup volume.
  • "Delete a SafetyNet folder" now accepts any item that is in the Trash.
  • The "Auto adjust" setting being disabled will no longer cause the advanced settings view to be expanded if the SafetyNet is set to Off.
  • Fixed an errant Cloning Coach message that said file metadata would not be preserved on a disk image on a network volume.
  • Cancelling out of the filter window without making changes will no longer leave the task in the edit state.
  • System folders are no longer excluded when copying to or from a folder on the startup disk.
  • Fixed a software update issue in which CCC might check for updates on startup if the update interval was set to never check.
  • Fixed the calculation of a task's elapsed time as noted in the Task Plan.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0

August 24, 2017

  • New interface for defining task filters:
    • CCC can calculate the amount of space consumed by the files on the source. If you exclude items from the task or add custom filters to exclude items based on patterns, CCC will report the total protected size of each folder (and cumulatively).
    • The task filter can now exclude everything by default, allowing you to specify only what items should be included in the backup task. This is in contrast to the default behavior in which CCC includes everything by default, allowing you to specify what is excluded from the backup task.
    • Filters can be imported and exported. Additionally, when you change the source for your backup task, CCC will now ask you whether you want to reset the task filter (rather than simply resetting it).
    • The effects of custom and global filters are immediately apparent.
    • A QuickLook panel shows a preview of the selected file.
    • Contents can be sorted by name, modification date, or size.
    • You can select an item, then Shift+click on the checkbox for another item within the same parent folder to select/deselect all of the items in between.
    • If you really want to, you can have CCC copy your Trash. There's a checkbox for that now!
  • CCC's SafetyNet pruning settings will now automatically adapt to the amount of data your tasks need to copy. If a backup task runs out of space on the destination, CCC will revisit the pruning of the SafetyNet folder, then resume copying.
  • The SafetyNet pruning feature is now available for Remote Macintosh destinations.
  • The setup procedure for backing up to a remote Macintosh has been greatly simplified.
  • Task filters can be configured for Remote Macintosh source volumes with the same ease as locally-attached volumes.
  • Tasks can be sorted by name, exit status, last run date, next run date, or manually.
  • Tasks cab be placed into groups for organizational purposes, and also to be run collectively as a group.
  • A new Guided Setup feature offers initial task configuration tips for first-time users.
  • Upon detecting that your Mac is booted from a CCC backup volume, CCC will present a new Guided Restore option. In the guided restore, CCC will create a new restore task, select the startup disk as the source, then present coaching tips that guide the user through selecting the destination and (optionally) excluding items from the restore task.
  • Tasks can be scheduled to run once at a particular time in the future. After that run, the tasks will revert to run "only when I click the Clone button".
  • Hourly runtime limits allow the user to limit a task to running only between 5PM and 7AM, for example. Hourly limits will prevent a task from starting if it's outside the specified run time, and if the task runs past the allowed end time, the task will be stopped.
  • CCC's Task History window now offers a trend chart. The trend chart shows how your tasks are performing over time, and how many files/how much data gets copied each time your task runs.
  • The destination selector offers a visual disk usage indicator.
  • You can right-click on a volume (e.g. in the source/destination selectors) to mount or unmount that volume, or to reveal it in the Finder.
  • The source and destination selections can be reset to "Choose a source/destination".
  • The CCC User Agent will now check for updates on the schedule defined in the main application.
  • Some of the the Cloning Coach messages have been aggregated and simplified to seem less daunting to novice users.
  • The "Find and replace corrupted files" setting can now be limited to run once per week or once per month.
  • Tasks can be imported and exported, making it simpler to migrate task settings to a second Mac.

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.15

May 19, 2017

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.14

May 11, 2017

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.13

January 12, 2017

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.12

December 8, 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.11

December 6, 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10

September 16, 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.9

June 14, 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.8

June 6, 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7

February 2, 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.6

December 3, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.5

December 2, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.4

September 1, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.3

May 19, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.2

May 6, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.1

May 5, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1

April 28, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0

October 1, 2014

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.3

October 22, 2013

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5

July 20, 2012

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4

July 20, 2011

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3

September 21, 2009

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2

March 18, 2009

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1

March 24, 2008

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.0

September 18, 2007

Carbon Copy Cloner 2.3

October 23, 2003

Carbon Copy Cloner 2.0

November 19, 2002

Carbon Copy Cloner 1.0

January 18, 2002