Carbon Copy Cloner 5.05 Released

The venerable Carbon Copy Cloner backup software has been updated to version 5.05.  The software has been maintained and regularly upgraded since 2002, with version 5.0 first appearing in August 2017 to more fully support macOS High Sierra and Apple’s APFS filesystem.  It has features like bootable backups, updating only files that have been added or modified, checksums, as well as scheduled and manual backups.  It can even backup Macs remotely and supports macOS 10.10 through 10.13.

One of my favorite features is SafetyNet that keeps copies of recently deleted and changed files, similar to what Apple’s Time Machine does.  But unlike Time Machine, SafetyNet files are stored in a standard, visible folder in a drive’s main directory.  The interface is clean and clear with simplified and advanced modes.  Having used the software for years, I strongly recommend it to simplify and improve one’s backup strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Brian Wiser

Brian is an A.P.P.L.E. Board member and Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. He is a long-time Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced several books including: "Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software", "Synergistic Software: The Early Games", "Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution", "What's Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition", and "The WOZPAK: Special Edition" – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak's restored original, technical handwritten notes as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game "Structris." Brian was an extra in Joss Whedon’s movie “Serenity,” leading him to being a producer/director for the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity.” He brought some of the Firefly cast aboard his Browncoat Cruise and recruited several of the Firefly cast to appear in a film for charity. Brian speaks about his adventures at conventions around the country.