Creating a separate task to prevent VM container versions from bloating the SafetyNet

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ccc4

If you frequently use virtual machine container files (e.g. with Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox, etc.), you may find that CCC's SafetyNet folder tends to get very large, very quickly. Every time you open your virtual machine, the monolithic virtual machine container file is modified, and CCC will require that it gets backed up during the next backup task. If the SafetyNet is on, CCC will move the older version of the VM container file into the SafetyNet folder.

Modifying CCC's Security Configuration

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ccc4

Rather than requiring you to enter admin credentials every time you want to run a task or make changes to a task, CCC 4 now only requires you to authenticate once when CCC is initially installed. While this new configuration is easier to use and has been requested by countless users, there are situations where this configuration is not appropriate. If you leave your system unattended with an admin user logged in, someone with physical access to your system can modify or run your CCC backup tasks.

Escludere file e cartelle da operazioni di backup

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ccc4

Per default, CCC copia tutto da un volume o una cartella specificata come origine. Se non vuoi copiare tutti gli elementi dall'origine, puoi selezionare "File selezionati" dal menu a comparsa accanto a Clona, sotto il selettore Origine, e poi specificare gli elementi da escludere dal backup.

 

Impostazioni avanzate

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ccc4

Le Impostazioni avanzate di CCC sono utili in determinate situazioni ma non sono richieste per l'uso di routine. Alcune di queste impostazioni comportano un rischio maggiore, quindi usale con cautela e non esitare a fare domande tramite Fai una domanda su CCC… dal menu Aiuto di CCC, nel caso che le spiegazioni seguenti non siano esaurienti per un tuo scenario particolare.

"My disk is already formatted HFS+, why am I getting this warning?"

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ccc4

If your disk is not partitioned using the scheme recommended and supported by Apple, CCC will indicate a warning when you start the backup task such as:

You may have difficulty booting from this destination volume, the underlying disk is not partitioned with a partitioning scheme that Apple recommends for Intel Macs.

Working with FileVault Encryption

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ccc4

CCC is fully qualified for use with FileVault-protected volumes. CCC offers some advice around enabling encryption in the Disk Center.

Enabling encryption on a volume that contains (or will contain) an installation of macOS

If your goal is to create a bootable, encrypted backup, use the following procedure:

Restoring non-system files

I have a full-volume backup in a folder or a disk image, but I don't have a bootable backup. How can I restore everything?

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ccc4

CCC makes bootable backups specifically to avoid this kind of situation. When you have a bootable backup, you simply boot from that, then restore everything to a replacement disk or the original disk. One step, minimal time, couldn't be easier. Occasionally people get into this sticky situation though -- I have a backup of everything in a disk image or in a folder on the backup volume, there's a clean installation of macOS on my replacement disk, now how do I get everything back to the way that it was before?

Performing actions Before and After the backup task

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ccc4

Often when you have a backup task that runs on a scheduled basis, there are associated tasks that you would like to perform before or after files are actually copied. CCC offers the option to run shell scripts before and after a backup task, unmount or set the destination as the startup disk, run another CCC backup task, and power management options such as restart and shutdown. If you would like to perform any of these pre or post clone tasks, click on the "Use Advanced Settings" button at the bottom of CCC's window.

Some files and folders are automatically excluded from a backup task

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ccc4

Carbon Copy Cloner maintains a list of certain files and folders that are automatically excluded from a backup task. The contents of this list were determined based on Apple recommendations and years of experience. The following is a list of the items that are excluded along with an explanation of why they are excluded.