Carbon Copy Cloner Updated to Version 3.0 Beta

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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, 08:00
Category: Software

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On Monday, Carbon Copy Cloner, the shareware favorite for drive cloning operations by Mike Bombich, has released a version 3.0 beta. The new version, a 1.9 megabyte download, adds the following changes:
-Support for block-level disk-to-disk clones.
-Support for backing up across the network.
-The ability to drill down into folders to select exactly what gets copied and what doesn’t (you can drill down indefinitely).
-A more responsive interface and the ability to stop the clone.
-More accurate feedback during the clone.
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carbon.jpg
On Monday, Carbon Copy Cloner, the shareware favorite for drive cloning operations by Mike Bombich, has released a version 3.0 beta. The new version, a 1.9 megabyte download, adds the following changes:
-Support for block-level disk-to-disk clones.
-Support for backing up across the network.
-The ability to drill down into folders to select exactly what gets copied and what doesn’t (you can drill down indefinitely).
-A more responsive interface and the ability to stop the clone.
-More accurate feedback during the clone.
-The ability to pick up where a previously aborted backup task left off.
-More information about your disks are available within the CCC interface.
-Advanced scheduling capabilities — choose what days to run your backups and how frequently they should run. You can also defer a backup if it starts at an inopportune time.
-Now you can create a scheduled task that backs up your data whenever you attach a specific hard drive or iPod.
-Resolved an issue with the “Check for updates now” button returning an error suggesting that you are not connected to the Internet.
-Resolved an issue where a message indicating that CCC had trouble enabling permissions on the target volume appeared even if permissions were already enabled on the target volume.
-Resolved an issue in which a backup done with the “Copy selected files” option would incorrectly modify the creation date or modification date of certain files.
-Resolved an issue where resource forks and other extended attributes would indiscriminately be copied every time a “Copy selected files” task was run, even if those items already existed on the target and had not changed.
-Fixed a cosmetic issue related to resizing the Scheduled Tasks window.
-The background tools included with CCC are now built Universal.
-Resolved an issue where repeating a disk-to-disk clone would fail indicating that you must choose a source and despite that a source and target are already selected.
-Imposed a debug log file size limit.
-The clone description is no longer updated during the clone (caused unnecessary panic among some people).
-CCC now properly prevents the unmounting of a source or target disk during a clone.
-Resolved a minor cosmetic issue related to deselecting items in the items to be copied table.
-Support for “incremental” backups — modified and deleted files are saved to a time-stamped directory on the target.
-CCC prevents a source or target volume from being unmounted during a clone.
-Support for checksumming a “Copy selected files” operation for users running 10.4.9.
-A custom build of rsync is now included with CCC that resolves several bugs listed above.
Carbon Copy Cloner 3.0 beta 5 is available for a US$10.00 shareware registration fee (Bombich describes the application as “donationware”, so the software never effectively cripples itself to push the user for registration).
The program requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later to run and is a universal binary that can run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based hardware.

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