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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6

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Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6, a small maintenance release for the backup utility. The update improves the implementation of a bug fix that was introduced in version 3.5.5 related to handling corrupted Access Control List entries, fixes a Drobo-related issue that resulted in the backup task being aborted prematurely, improves filtering of errors caused by a Synology NAS file sharing server’s inability to serve up Synology-proprietary extended attributes, prohibits copying a source volume with ownership disabled directly to the startup disk, and withdraws a configuration change that did not improve detection of dropped connections to a remote Macintosh. ($39.95 new, free update, 10.8 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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Dennis B. Swaney  2014-08-11 20:11
When I clicked on the link you posted: http://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.5.5_a.html

I got this:



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Sorry! "/software/updates/ccc-3.5.5_a.html" is not available on bombich.com. Please check that you typed the URL correctly. Also try to find what you're looking for by visiting one of the links above.
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Agen Schmitz  2014-08-11 21:29
sorry about that: here's the correct link (which has been updated with this article):

http://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.5.6.html
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