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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)

Retrospect 17.0.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Retrospect 17.0.1

Improves Disaster Recovery support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and 10.14 Mojave and fixes bugs. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, free update, upgrade pricing available, 151 MB)

Adam Engst 68 comments

Six Lessons Learned from Dealing with an iMac’s Dead SSD

After working through the failure of his iMac’s SSD, Adam Engst shares the lessons he learned with regard to backing up, restoring, and eking out the most life from old hardware. Hint: waiting to upgrade hardware and software can make troubleshooting and recovery more difficult.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.16 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.16

Brings bug fixes and improvements to the drive-cloning and backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.5 MB)

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?

Retrospect 17 Agen Schmitz 5 comments

Retrospect 17

Major upgrade for the Mac backup and recovery software with improved speed and dashboard displays. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, upgrade pricing available, 195 MB)

ChronoSync 4.9.9 and ChronoAgent 1.9.7 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.9 and ChronoAgent 1.9.7

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; 67.1 MB, 26.6 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.15 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.15

Makes some tweaks to the app's HFS+ to APFS conversion and adds a timeout mechanism to volume unmount requests. ($39.99 new, free update, 16 MB)

Adam Engst 12 comments

Howard Oakley’s Deep Dive into Time Machine

If you’re curious about how Time Machine works or are troubleshooting a problem with your Time Machine backups, Howard Oakley has a lengthy series with useful details about Apple’s backup solution.

ChronoSync 4.9.8 and ChronoAgent 1.9.6 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.8 and ChronoAgent 1.9.6

Maintenance updates with 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 MB, 26.6 MB)

ChronoSync 4.9.7 and ChronoAgent 1.9.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 4.9.7 and ChronoAgent 1.9.5

Improves system warnings and fixes bugs in the synchronization and backup tool and its helper app. (49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 67 MB, 26.6 MB)