Date: Friday, August 5th, 2011, 04:49
Category: News, Software
Late Tuesday, Carbon Copy Cloner, the shareware favorite for drive cloning operations by Mike Bombich, reached version 3.4.2. The new version, a 5.2 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- Fixed an issue in which scheduled tasks with a remote Macintosh specified as the source would not run properly if the scheduled task had been upgraded from an earlier version of CCC.
- Fixed an issue in which a task scheduled to run when the source or destination was reconnected would not fire unless the disk was physically detached from the Mac.
- Fixed an issue that would interfere with the execution of scheduled tasks configured to back up to a network volume.
- Fixed an issue in which some network filesystems would not appear in the source and destination menus, or would cause a crash when selected.
- Fixed an issue in which the Cloning Coach would appear frozen on screen.
- The email recipients field should now be editable on Tiger systems.
- Several general tweaks to user interface behavior.
- Fixed an issue in which a restored volume wouldn’t be bootable if the volume had been restored while booted from a different version of Mac OS X than what was being restored.
- CCC now avoids setting file flags and permissions on files that are not owned by the user account that was used to mount a network filesystem.
- Fixed an issue in which CCC would report that it was unable to enable ACLs on the destination volume when specifying a folder as the destination.
- Fixed an issue in which CCC would not display the list of currently-configured scheduled tasks in the Scheduler window.
- Added undo and redo support to the “Ask a question about CCC” form in CCC’s Help window.
- Fixed an issue in which the “Send test email” button would be unclickable if the Scheduler window was resized vertically.
- Fixed an issue in which a scheduled task would not run, rather it would only display the background “Defer/Skip” window. This issue was associated with a “-[__NSCFBoolean objectForKey:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance” error in the CCC log file.
- Fixed an issue in which CCC would report an error enabling ACLs when the source was a remote Macintosh. The error would subsequently cause the backup task to fail.
- Growl notifications should now work with scheduled tasks.
- /.DocumentRevisions-V100 is now excluded by default. A note on this exclusion has also been added to the appropriate section of the documentation.
- CCC now deletes the per-task archive folder at the end of the backup task if that folder is empty. The _CCC Archives folder will also be deleted if it is subsequently empty.
- Archive folders were occasionally created with restrictive access that would prevent the user from accessing their contents. These folders will now be more reliably created with the user set as the owner.
- Fixed a bug in which an improperly unmounted volume would cause scheduled tasks to fail. Suspending a Parallels VM, for example, could trigger this behavior (Parallels unmounts the “C” drive but does not remove the mountpoint folder).
- Fixed an issue affecting Leopard users in which CCC would hang when the user clicked the Stop button.
- Fixed an issue in which Growl notifications would not be accepted by the Growl helper when sent from a CCC scheduled task.
- The “Maintain a backup (Archive modified and deleted items)” preset no longer calls for archive pruning. Archive pruning must be requested explicitly by the user.
- Fixed an issue in which CCC would report permissions problems while accessing some files on network filesystems.
- Made a couple tweaks to the sending of email notifications that should make it work better with some email servers.
Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.2 retails for a US$10 shareware registration fee. The application requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later to run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.