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Carbon Copy Cloner 7.0

Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 7.0 (CCC), a major new release loaded with new features and enhancements for the drive cloning and backup utility. Now requiring a minimum of macOS 13 Ventura, CCC 7.0 introduces a new Backup Volume Setup Assistant that guides you through formatting destination volumes and ensures the destination is dedicated to the backup task to avoid conflicts. The upgrade also adds search functionality to the Snapshot Comparison Window, lets you limit total snapshot disk usage and maximum age, enables you to store notes alongside each task, and allows you to limit scheduled tasks to specific scenarios (such as when connected to Ethernet or a specific Wi-Fi network). You can also now use CCC to back up iOS devices via the CCC Diplomat tab in the CCC Dashboard, which can be wirelessly accessed by iOS devices that have installed the CCC Mobile companion app. CCC 7 remains priced at 49.99, and owners of version 6 licenses can upgrade at 50% off (CCC 6 licenses purchased on or after 1 January 2024 are eligible for a free upgrade). ($49.99 new, $24.99 upgrade, free update, 23.6 MB, release notes, macOS 13+)

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  1. Aargh I bought CCC 6 just before the free upgrade deadline. Oh well, the $25 upgrade isn’t too bad, it’s a great product.

  2. Thanks, Agen

    Shortly after saw the TidBits email, I opened CCC and performed an update. Strangely, it was to a later version of CCC 6 and there was no mention of version 7 (?). Anyway, I went to their site and got it. Wouldn’t have known otherwise, well at least for a while :grinning:

  3. blm

    As the update is a paid one (with discounts depending on how long you’ve owned 6), maybe they don’t have it show up in the in-app update. Also, they upped the minimum macOS requirement, so that could be another reason.

  4. Showed up for me running 6.latest on up to date Sonoma M1 MBP.

  5. “Update” is a change in version 6.x, usually free

    “Upgrade” is a new version, 7.x, usually paid

  6. And I know tha5 of course…but was responding to the poster who said it wasn’t offered. Running latest 6 version I was offered the 7 version and notified it was a paid update.

    There was a post about not getting notified…thats what 8 was referring to.

  7. Sorry, posted before I woke up.

  8. I was coincidentally in touch with the developer for tech support, and he stated that they are trying to release v7 slowly, so existing users haven’t been formally notified, but will be this coming week.

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