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Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1

Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1 (CCC) with added support for APFS snapshots. The drive-cloning and backup utility can now use an APFS snapshot as the read-only source for copying files, which can avoid rare conflicts if files are updated while being copied. Plus, CCC’s SafetyNet feature is now built on top of APFS snapshots when the destination is an APFS volume. Snapshots can also be created on APFS destination volumes at the end of a backup task (for establishing a point-in-time restore marker), and you can define how long snapshots will be retained. Finally, CCC’s Disk Center lets you see how much space APFS snapshots consume on your APFS volumes, whether created by CCC or Time Machine, and it lets you delete one or many of those snapshots to recover the space. ($39.99 new, free update, 13.6 MB, release notes, macOS 10.10+)

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