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Carbon Copy Cloner is a Mac OS X application to make hard drive copy and clone disk.

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LIGHTROOM: Missing files on ThunderBay Raid Drive after internal Hard Drive crash

I'm looking for options and would appreciate any ideas. I'm a photographer w/a MacBook Pro & an OWC upgraded SSD internal drive that crashed. Lightroom is my main application and I use an OWC ...
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Very slow write performance 30min+ for 2GB - APFS?

Yesterday I have been working with Docker on my MacBook Pro 2012 which runs Mojave and the internal drive has been automatically converted to APFS (seems to be so for startvolumes since Mojave). It ...
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Cloning macs within a context of no internet access

I'm shipping a project which my client (the army) wants to run on new MacMinis2019, which they, being less tech saavy consider a whole (the mac with all the software and configuration installed on it ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner - Bad files that are unrecoverable. What should I delete and should I reformat?

I just used Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC Version 3.5.7, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). Everything copied to my external backup drive except for about 500 random files - most of which are in the same folders and don'...
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Restoring CCC or TimeCapsule from MacBookPro (2017) to new (2018)

I had a MacBook Pro 2017 stolen. Luckily I have 2 backups: Time capsule (day old) Carbon Copy Cloner USB hard drive (30 days old) MacBook Pro 2017 was running Sierra (or High Sierra?) now I forgot ...
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Accidentally installed a system, how to completely remove it?

I made an error this weekend and am now not sure how to fix it. I was cloning my boot hard drive (Sierra) to an image file on an external hard drive, using Carbon Copy Cloner. No big deal, done it ...
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Using Carbon Copy Cloner 4 to create encrypted bootable HFS+ clones from APFS source

Background According to the Carbon Copy Cloner documentation CCC4 cannot clone the Recovery HD from an APFS source to an HFS+ target: Note: CCC v4 requires an HFS+ formatted source for creating ...
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Backup workflow from macOS to NAS?

I manage several Macs in an office which run a mixture of 10.10 - 10.13 (all latest sub versions). I'm looking for a backup solution / workflow so I can set automated backups for each machine to a ...
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Do I need to target the root of the destination HDD when using carbon copy cloner?

I have a development machine that only uses about 50gb hdd disk. I would like to create a backup of that disk and restore it in case my machine goes wrong. I used to use carbon copy cloner to do it, ...
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CCC reporting physical problem with a drive volume even though the drive is working

I'm trying to create a read-only disk image archive of a High Sierra installation to later clone to other hard drives. I have tested the source drive and it is fine. No failed sectors or other ...
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Cloning HD in SSD

I have an old Mac that I’d like to upgrade by adding an SSD. The problem is that the OS is really old (Snow Leopard, Mac Early 2008), so I’m really not sure if is the backup restore is going to work. ...
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Question about installing SSD into a Macbook Pro

I want to upgrade the hard drive in my 2012 Macbook Pro to an SSD. I have the parts, but had a question about how to clone the contents of my current drive so I can install it onto the SSD. I've seen ...
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Clone the disk image of an iMac to a Mac Pro (or MacBook Pro)

I have about 20 computers at the office that I wanted to have identical installations. Some are iMacs, some are MacBook Pros, some are Mac Pros. I have one install that I love. Has every piece of ...
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Setting up different passwords for Filevault 2 and my user account

I'm currently setting up Carbon Copy Cloner to create a backup clone of my SSD. I'd like to be able to store the cloned drive's Filevault 2 password in the keychain so CCC can access it to ...
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What actions create cloned files on APFS volumes?

As you know, High Sierra (HS) includes a feature called “file cloning.” [EDITORIAL NOTE: Initially I'd written that, based on my discussion with the developer, I gathered Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) ...
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Can a logged in user restore its ~/Library folder from a Time Machine backup made with a previous version of the OS?

The full story: I have a clone of my old MBP drive which had Yosemite installed. I now have a new MBP with macOS Sierra on it. I tried to transfer the data from my old Mac to the new one using ...
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What is wrong with this drive?

I've tried to create this partition and use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy over everything from one Mac. However, it shows this error on another Mac when I launch Disk Utility and try to repair it:
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Migration Assistant from Carbon Copy backup?

My Mac has died and I'm considering whether to fix and restore to the same hardware or get a new one and import data. The TL;DR: Do you know if Migration Assistant will take a bootable external disk ...
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New Macbook Pro 2017 won't boot from USB drive

I have a new Macbook Pro 2017 (No touch bar) that will not boot from an external USB-C SSD drive. I cloned a 2012 Macbook air using Carbon Copy Cloner onto the drive and I have confirmed that the ...
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When backing up many Macs to one hard drive, must the hard drive be partitioned for each Mac?

I'm getting a 5TB drive which I plan on using for backing up all my media, and my OS/config for my machines. The backup tool is Carbon Copy Cloner. I currently have two Macs but may get a third one ...
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How to deal with Carbon Copy Cloner backing up various OS versions of a given machine

I've been backing up my MacBook Pro for 5 years using Carbon Copy Cloner. The full backup is on a partition of an external hard drive and there is a folder called _CCC_Archives which I believe stores ...
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Can CCC clone a Fusion drive and restore it to a new SSD?

I have a 2012 Mac Mini with a 1TB Fusion drive. The noise of the spinning disk has been increasing lately and I want to replace it with a Crucial MX300 1TB SSD. Carbon Copy Cloner makes a complete ...
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How to install or port data to a Fusion / Hybrid / SSHD drive

I have a late 2012 Mac mini that came with a 500 GB HDD installed from the factory. It's almost full so I want to upgrade it to a 1 TB Fusion Drive, as the cost for a 1 TB SSD is still steep. The Mac ...
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Back up Mac using CarbonCopyCloner with command line only?

Background: I never expected to have only command line access to my Mac, but the day has arrived! :) Due to a video card problem, any attempt to boot the normal OS or recovery partition results in ...
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Copy to same drive or separate drive?

Is there a benefit to copying (with Carbon Copy Cloner) large amounts of data (400 GB) from one physical drive to another (both WD My Passport external USB 3.0 HDD), rather than to a separate ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner shell script for ejecting the source drive

I created a backup system for a friend, using Carbon Copy Cloner. The system has been up and running since January, but it needs regular intervention. The main problem is that external hard drives ...
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Can I clone a MacBook to another one and work with both without annoyances?

I have an old MacBook MacBook4,1 (named Mac1) under Lion. My daughter is working with it. I have just bought another old MacBook2,1 (named Mac2) which is under Snow Leopard and that I need to ...
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Macbook 12,1 (OSX 10.11.4) will not boot SSD clone of OSX 10.9.5 from MacbookPro 11,1

I am trying to create a boot disk for an older MacBook Pros that I have (MacBookPro 11,1 running OSX 10.9.5) which I plan to then boot from a newer MacBook Pro (MacBookPro 12,1 running OSX 10.11.4). ...
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Sparsebundle backups displayed as folders with cryptic name on network drive

I just updated from Yosemite to El Capitan. I have two backups, one being done with Time Machine and one with Carbon Copy Cloner. Both sparsebundles are stored on a NAS (Synology DS213). After the ...
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Any way to 'migrate' a Time Machine external for use with CCC?

I have an external which I'm using with Time Machine, and I'd like to 'migrate' it and start using just CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner). Is there a good way to essentially mv the contents of LatestTM to the ...
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Automatic incremental bootable off-site online backup

I'm looking for a way to clone my hard disk and have that clone be stored online. If my house burns down I could then download the disk file and mount it, so I could pick up from where I left off. ...
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Carbon copy cloner to image OS X lion and restore from disk image

Is it possible to create an image of my 64gb 2012 Macbook Air using Carbon Copy Cloner so that I can recover from that image (if my Mac does not boot) even if I am not connected to the internet?