macOS Mojave imposes new privacy restrictions that disallow, by default, access to certain application data (e.g. Mail, Messages, Safari, Photos). Restrictions have been imposed previously for data associated with applications such as Calendar and AddressBook, but unlike these previous limitations, macOS Mojave imposes these limitations on privileged applications (like CCC's file copier) as well. To further complicate the matter, macOS does not conveniently ask you to grant access to an application when that application tries to access that data.
Last updated 16 August 2018
CCC's main window is divided into three main sections. At the top is a toolbar, and beneath that there is a split pane divided vertically. The view on the left is called the sidebar, the view on the right holds the task configuration view. When you open CCC for the first time, the sidebar is hidden. The sidebar is automatically revealed when you add a new task.
Last updated 27 October 2017
As the name implies, SafetyNet is a safety mechanism that works to avoid accidental loss of data on the destination.
Last updated 12 July 2018
If you would like CCC to send your tasks' results via email, you must first configure a sending email account in CCC's Email Settings.
Last updated 26 April 2018
CCC's Disk Center shows general volume information for each locally-attached volume mounted on your Mac, as well as read and write rate and error statistics for those volumes. Select a volume in CCC's sidebar (click "Show Sidebar" in the toolbar if it is hidden) to view that volume in the Disk Center. CCC also shows any backup tasks that are associated with the selected volume. Simply click the Clone button to run a selected task, or double-click the task to edit the task.
Last updated 24 April 2018
To find out when a backup task last ran, click on the Carbon Copy Cloner icon in your menubar, then move the mouse over the submenu of the task you would like to inspect. The submenu for each task will indicate when the task last ran, the status of that last run, and when the task is scheduled to run next (if applicable). Select Show task history... to open CCC and view more detail about the previous times that that task has run.
Last updated 23 April 2018
Restoring individual items from your backup volume can be done in the Finder via drag and drop – simply find that item on the backup disk, then drag it back to your startup disk. If you're restoring more than a handful of items to your startup disk, configure a folder-to-folder task to restore specific folders from your backup disk to a specific folder on your startup disk.
Last updated 23 April 2018