Where can I find CCC's log file?

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It is our aim to have the Task History window provide the user with enough information to find and troubleshoot any problems they're having with their backup tasks. For debugging and support purposes, however, CCC logs its activity in the following files:

  • Task Activity: /Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/pht_debug.log
  • Task Editing: ~/Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/ccc_debug.log
  • CCC User Agent: ~/Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/ua_debug.log
  • Remote Mac Authentication Agent: ~/Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/sshauth_debug.log

Tip: Hold down Command+Option and choose Open Debug Logs from the Carbon Copy Cloner menu to open these four files in the Console application.

If there's something specific that you're retrieving from the log that is not presented in the Task History window, please let us know. We'd prefer to consider exposing that information in the Task History window so you don't have to dig through the log. Also, note that basic details of task history are exposed in CCC's command-line utility, so that may be an easier way to get the information.

Where can I find a list of every file that CCC has copied?

CCC does not retain that information for each backup task. If you're concerned that CCC is copying too many or too few files, please contact us for assistance.

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