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Adam Engst 74 comments

The Role of Bootable Duplicates in a Modern Backup Strategy

macOS 11 Big Sur has thrown a cryptographically signed monkey wrench into the inner workings of backup apps that make bootable duplicates. There are now workarounds, and Apple promises to fix the necessary underlying tool, but Adam Engst suggests that we need to rethink the role bootable duplicates play in a modern backup strategy.

ChronoSync 4.9.13 and ChronoAgent 1.9.9 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.13 and ChronoAgent 1.9.9

Synchronization and backup tool addresses several issues with Big Sur. (49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 67.3 MB, 26.7 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.25 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.25

Brings a smattering of bug fixes and improvements to the drive-cloning and backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.4 MB, macOS 10.10+)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.23 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.23

Updates the drive-cloning and backup utility to support making bootable backups of a macOS 11 Big Sur startup disk on Intel-based Macs. ($39.99 new, free update, 18.8 MB, macOS 10.10+)

ChronoSync 4.9.12 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.12

Synchronization and backup tool brings numerous tweaks and additions to ensure support for macOS 11 Big Sur. ($49.99 new, free update, 67.3 MB, macOS 10.11+)

Adam Engst 25 comments

International Verify Your Backups Day

What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.22 Agen Schmitz 5 comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.22

Addresses an issue that prevented the drive-cloning and backup utility from accessing a new Apple data store introduced in macOS 10.15.7 Catalina. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.7 MB, macOS 10.10+)

ChronoSync 4.9.11 and ChronoAgent 1.9.8 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.11 and ChronoAgent 1.9.8

Maintenance updates with enhancements and bug fixes for the synchronization and backup tool and its helper app. (49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 67.2 MB, 26.7 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.21 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.21

Adds an exclusion for a system cache folder causing stalls on macOS 10.15.6 Catalina. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.6 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.20 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.20

Drive-cloning and backup utility reverts to using its own file copier for establishing new bootable backups after the macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.6 MB)

Adam Engst 2 comments

Poll Shows Backup Frequency Increasing, Results Still Depressing

Backblaze’s annual poll asking how often people back up their data shows small improvements across the board. But the percentage of people who either don’t back up at all or back up once a year or less is still far too high.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.19 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.19

Addresses a handful of failure conditions with Apple's APFS replication utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.6 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.18 Agen Schmitz 12 comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.18

Addresses a bug introduced by Apple in macOS 10.15 Catalina that prevented CCC from creating bootable backups. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.6 MB)

ChronoSync 4.9.10 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.10

Works around changes in macOS 10.15.5 Catalina that prevent the creation of bootable backups. ($49.99 new, free update, 67.2 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.17 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.17

Ensures that creating new tasks via the menu bar application now works more consistently. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.5 MB)