Applications :: Time Machine & Carbon Copy Cloner

Sep 17, 2010

I read somewhere that it's a good idea to use Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) together with Time Machine, but I've been unable to figure out how to do this. Other posts related to the subject discuss using one Time Machine backup drive and another drive having CCC used to back up, but that's impractical for me. It would be great to have a bootable external Time Machine backup drive. Is this possible, and if yes -how do I proceed?

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Applications :: Carbon Copy Cloner Vs Time Machine

Aug 20, 2010

I was just wondering which one you would recommend to use as my main back up. The hard drive that I will be doing my back ups too wont be constantly attached to the computer only when I perform the back up. I know the two programs work very differently and was wondering what people recommend. I will be backing up the computer every 2 or 3 weeks.

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Applications :: Can Make A Carbon Copy Cloner And Time Machine Backup On The Same Drive?

Sep 21, 2009

Just wondering if this was possible. I only own one 500gb firewire drive and don't want the Time Machine app that came with my MBP to just sit there uselessly while I use CCC.

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Applications :: Clean Install Of Snow Leopard - Time Machine & Carbon Copy Cloner?

Oct 19, 2010

I just did a clean install of Snow Leopard on my older macbook. I did not specifically back up my itunes purchases, however, I did do several Time Machine back ups as well as manually moving data via Finder (copy "Macintosh HD" and paste to folder on external), and finally a clone using CarbonCopyCloner. I wanted to start fresh, but I failed to think of my iTunes purchases, as well as iPhone app purchases/downloads. Is there some way I can specifically restore iTunes from the back up without having to restore from a TimeMachine backup?

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OS X :: Using Time Machine With Carbon Copy Cloner?

Jul 17, 2010

As of today, I upgraded my iMac (and eventually my Macbook) to Snow Leopard. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to create a clone of my drive to my external (I did a clean install) and now that Snow Leopard is installed, I only want to put back on to my computer just certain files, such as a select selection of my documents, some of my iTunes library, etc. Given that I couldn't find that option in Migration Assistant, I just manually copied over what I wanted from the clone on my external. Still, I would like to keep a daily backup for my iMac's HD and that's where Time Machine comes in, but there's some questions I have before I do it: Given that my iMac's HD now has significant free space (as I only brought back, say, 10% of the stuff to my iMac from my external when I cloned on CCC), if I enabled Time Machine to back up my iMac's HD stuff, it wouldn't overwrite the 90% of stuff on my external with the 10% that's on my iMac's HD, would it?

For instance, I have about 20,000 songs on my external drive, but maybe have brought back only, say, 5,000 to my iMac (for now). Given that my iMac's iTunes Music folder shows 5,000 songs on it, when TM backs that up to my external drive, it won't overwrite the other iTunes Music folder which has the other 15,000, right? The same thing could be applied for documents, photos, etc. If not, how would TM deal with that? I would hope to avoid the other extreme, which are duplicate files/folders. I guess I just want to be able to have the ability to get into that cloned drive on my external if I need to add more stuff to the iMac or if I need it one day to boot up the machine. But I also want to be able to have Time Machine at hand to back up daily the little that is on my iMac right now. So I suppose I'm wondering how can I achieve this without the two conflicting or screwing up?

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner Used - Machine Not Boot

Dec 23, 2009

I had 2 HD's in my Power Mac G5 one with the OS etc on, the other empty. The second is a 250GB, the first a 60GB. I therefore downloaded and ran Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the first onto the second. I ran it yesterday and all seemed fine. All the OS and file structure (and its contents) copied fine. I then restarted the machine by selecting the 250GB disk through startup disk. I then was greeted by a No Entry icon instead of the apple at startup.

I've Restarted off the OS disk (10.5) and ran Disk Utility and Verified and checked all the permissions (which takes an age). Again all seems fine. But then it wont restart! The first smaller harddrive also now has a locked icon on it and will not boot. When I perform the Permissions Verfiy on this drive it give the error "The underlying task reported failure on exit".

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Applications :: Using Carbon Copy Cloner To Defrag?

Oct 23, 2010

My Mac Mini is running very slow and its not a RAM problem. But testing iDefrag showed the hard drive needs a defrag. I back up to Carbon Copy Cloner. Would booting to CCC on my external drive, erasing the hard drive through Utilities and then copying the CCC disk image back to the hard drive resolve the problem or just repeat it?

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Applications :: How Can I Save Files From Carbon Copy Cloner

Oct 12, 2009

how does it save your files? is it like Time Machine that keeps on saving until you max out your space? or it just clones your current files only when you instruct it?the reason why I am asking is that I am planning to have 3 partitions on my external
hard drive (1 TB)

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Applications :: Super Duper 2.6.2 Vs Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3?

Jan 5, 2010

I was going to buy Super Duper because i keep hearing about it, but i looked at CCC, but as far as i can tell they do the same things now. Bootable backups, incremental updating, scheduling, etc. Are there any advantages of SD that i'm missing?

And while i'm asking, can these handle bootcamp partitions? as far as i see, they can't.

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Applications :: Carbon Copy Cloner Causes Multiple Freezes During Backup?

May 26, 2010

I've just starting using Carbon Copy Cloner, and I'm running my first initial backup right now, and it's causing freezes everywhere on my Mac. Everything is extremely slow, and every application seems to freeze. Is this normal or is something wrong? I just want to know to make sure I'm not doing something incorrectly.

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Software :: Carbon Copy Cloner Backup - Applications As The Graphic Indicator?

Nov 6, 2009

I have just tried to back up my G4 Sawtooth computer with Carbon Copy Cloner (incremental backup). I put the application into "Applications," as the graphic indicated, then was offered "Macintosh HD" as the source for the files I wanted to back up (but nothing else) and chose my external LaCie drive as the target. Now, when I click on Macintosh HD, it shows a lot of files, but that is not all that is on the computer; there also are all those OS X folders, such as Applications, Desktop, Documents, Network and all that. I was not offered any other option than "Macintosh HD," but silly me, I thought that meant my whole drive, not just the files in the entity by that name that appears at the left side of my screen.

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Applications :: Using Carbon Copy Cloner On Tiger - How Do I Boot From Usb And Restore Image

Dec 29, 2008

I recently bought a usb HD and have put my carbon copy images on it. But i need to roll back to an earlier time. And the mac isnt booting to the OS. How do i boot from usb and restore the image?

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Applications :: Created MAC HD Image On FreeAgent - Unable To Restore Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

Mar 8, 2009

External hard drive FreeAgent Pro 750GB with Firewire 400 Mac Mini OS X 10.5.6 120GB 2GB ram Created a MAC HD image on FreeAgent Pro 750 gb external drive but did not make it bootable.Now I cannot restore from the external drive where the macHD.dmg is stored.I believe I should have made the Image bootabe on the external drive ,but too late.

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Applications :: Intelligent Cloning - Carbon Copy Cloner To Mirror Any Changes Made In Original Hard Drive

Aug 27, 2010

I have an external hard drive with lots of media files, and now I backed this up to an identical external hard drive. I wanted to use Carbon Copy Cloner to mirror any changes made in the original hard drive, but I have now tried this for the first time, after having moved some files around. Now instead of moving those files on the other hard drive, CCC just copied these files from the original hard drive, something that takes much longer. Is there any program that could do this more intelligently? (moving files on the backup drive instead of copying them over from the original drive again?)

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner On 10.6 ?

Aug 25, 2009

I've been using CCC preferentially over time machine in 10.5 to do my backups, and I just ordered my 10.6 disc. Problem is, I don't know if CCC works on Snow Leopard. Has anybody tried it on any of the developer releases/etc?

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Bootable Cloner?

Sep 11, 2010

I use superduper and it works fine but I always see articles about bootable clones seem to mention carbon copy cloner instead.

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Intel Mac :: Anyone Ever Use Carbon Copy Cloner?

Apr 15, 2012

speeding up my iMac 2007 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, at least until the new iMacs come out very soon. Here's my situation. My Time Capsule recently filled up, necessitating purchase of a LaCie 2 TB external storage device. I've only used it for regular Time Machine backups since I took it out of the box yesterday, but would love to (if possible) use this puppy for all it's worth...perhaps taking some of the storage strain off my iMac, which currently has L2 Cache of 4MB and Memory of just 2GB. Gah, I know. And a wee 800 MHz processor. So what can I do to help speed this baby up? A friend mentioned Carbon Copy, but what do I do? I realize my new LaCie could eat my iMac's storage for lunch, but I don't want to mess anything up. Where do I start? Do I move photos over? Create partitions? Transfer everything over and start from scratch, slowly adding things back to my iMac, bit by bit?It's Sunday late afternoon here...would like to start Monday rarin' to go with a blazing-fast computer.

iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Time Capsule, AirPort Express

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OS X :: Restoring Files From Carbon Copy Cloner?

Dec 1, 2008

I just got a new macbook pro with a larger hard drive! I used time machine to restore all my sytem settings etc from my old macbook, but it didnt have all my videos and music etc because the hdd was too small. I used ccc to clone my hdd every once in a while to save all my videos. I now want to restore everything on my mbp that I couldnt keep on my macbook because of the size. How can I do that with my ccc clone? I choose the ext hdd for the source but then my macintosh hdd doesnt show up in the target?

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OS X :: Unable To Restore Mac HD Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

Mar 8, 2009

External hard drive FreeAgent Pro 750GB with Firewire 400 Mac Mini OS X 10.5.6 120GB 2GB ramCreated a MAC HD image on FreeAgent Pro 750 gb external drive but did not make it bootable.Now I cannot restore from the external drive where the macHD.dmg is stored.I believe I should have made the Image bootabe on the external drive ,but too late.

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner Home Folder

Oct 11, 2009

I'm not very happy with TM so I want to try CCC to clone only my home folder. When I launch CCC, I select my Snow Leopard disk as a source but I'm not able to select just one folder to backup

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OS X :: Restoring MAC To Leopard Using Carbon Copy Cloner

Jan 5, 2010

Would appreciate some help in trying to restore a copy of Leopard created using Carbon Copy Cloner. I created a bootable backup of Leopard, as I am installing Snow Leopard. I checked that the bootable backup I took of Leopard works and then installed Snow Leopard. Not really happy with the Snow Leopard at the moment and so decided to go back to my original Leopard as this worked faster and without issues. The thing is, I cannot work out how to restore my backup from my external drive to my Macbook. All I can see in the backup location are the main folders, like Applications, Library, System & Users. Is it just a case of copying over the original backed up folders into the main "Macintosh HD" folder and overwrite the new ones there following the install of Snow Leopard?

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner Leopard To Panther?

Jan 30, 2010

I'm trying to clone a new imac running leopard to an old g4 running panther.

They only have 2 different versions, one that will run on leopard and one for panther.

I've set it up and everything but it says "the bootability of the target volume cannot be determined."

Do you think trying to clone to panther using the leopard ccc version will mess it up?

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner Warning Message

Jul 22, 2010

"You may have difficulty booting from this target volume, the underlying disk is not formatted with a partitioning scheme that Apple recommends for Intel Macs. See the "Getting Started with CCC" section of the CCC documentation for more information." My hard drive has three partitions: 1 time machine, 1 ccc (HFS+ journaled), 1 FAT drive.

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OS X :: Backed Up With Carbon Copy Cloner - Size Of Ext HD Different

Aug 1, 2010

I have two external drives I use. One as a primary, and one as a back up. I back up with Carbon Copy Cloner now (super duper was soooo slow) and it works like a charm. Except when I right click and get info on both drives, they are different sizes (by 6GB), yet when I do list view and see the calculated sizes, they are the same! And yes, the trash is empty!

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MacBook Pro :: Booting From Carbon Copy Cloner Backup?

Aug 27, 2010

I have a backup of my mac on CCC and I just got it back from getting the hard drive replaced and when I try to boot from the backup I get a kernal panic but when I open it in Mac OS X all the files are there

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OS X :: Partitioning For Linux - Will Carbon Copy Cloner Work?

Apr 3, 2009

I want to dual boot my ibook G4, 512MB RAM 1.33GHz processor with OS X and Debian Linux. I only have a 40GB hard drive, and was wondering that if I partitioned the hard drive, will the smaller sized OSX volume make a difference with the image created by the carbon copy cloner?

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OS X :: Carbon Copy Cloner Backed Up To A Drive Can't Find?

Oct 8, 2009

CCC kinda went on the fritz for me tonight. About 80% of the way through my scheduled backup task, I noticed my backup drive wasn't even connected. Also, about 40 GB had been copied, whereas a typical backup usually backs up only a few MBs.
After halting the backup I noticed that the Macintosh HD had grown by about 40 GB.I'd like to erase the duplicate data before running another backup, but I can't locate the extra data. I checked the size of the Users, System, Library, Developer, and Applications folder and they add up to the approx. 60 GB I had before the backup.

My iStat shows another drive called "backup1", but a search for that in finder yields no results. Also, Disk Utility doesn't show another drive besides Macintosh HD (I have the actual backup disk disconnected at the moment).

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MacBook Air :: Backup Drive Using Carbon Copy Cloner?

Apr 16, 2010

I recently upgraded my iMac G5 which was running mac 10.5.8 to an iMac intel 10.6. I took the HD out of the G5, put it in an enclosure, and formatted it. Can I use that drive as a backup drive on my Macbook Air using Carbon Copy Cloner? The drive in the enclosure is powered so there should be no strain on the Air's system?

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OS X :: Can Carbon Copy Cloner Clone My Internal Drive?

May 27, 2010

Can Carbon Copy Cloner clone my internal drive and media drive on one bootable back up?

I believe time machine can but I like the idea of bootable back ups.

What I want is. 250GB internal + 500GB media CLONED to 1TB drive.

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OS X :: How Good Is Carbon Copy Cloner For BU - External CalDigit ESATA

Jul 3, 2010

Running a MacPro with both Leopard and Snow Leopard os drives.I was wondering if it was possible to use CCC to back up my Snow Leopard drive by running CCC when booted in Leopard and vice versa?This way the os drive being backed up will not have processes running when being copied. I will just designate the SL drive to be backed up and point CCC to my external CalDigit eSATA

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