Shirt Pocket has released SuperDuper 3.2 with full support for macOS 10.14 Mojave including full disk access and automation prompting. If you’re using SuperDuper 2.7.5 or earlier, you must delete and recreate your schedules. The drive-cloning and backup app’s Smart Delete feature now works hand-in-hand with Smart Update to avoid disk-full errors. If SuperDuper encounters such an error, it uses Smart Delete to clean things up so Smart Update can continue the backup.
The update also enables automatic mounting of source and destination volumes during schedules, copies APFS boot volumes from a frozen snapshot, ensures settings selected in Finder run correctly, and displays success or failure alerts in Notification Center. (Free for basic functionality, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 17.1 MB, release notes, macOS 10.10+)
I would like some kind of backup program in addition to Time Machine. Would someone please compare, in really simple terms, SuperDuper to Carbon Copy Cloner or any other backup program and recommend one? Thanks.
The canonical reference is Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac.”
In short, both SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner are fine programs for making bootable duplicates and you won’t go wrong by choosing either. SuperDuper is a bit cheaper ($28 to $40) and has a somewhat simpler user interface, so it might be the better choice for you.
Thanks, Adam. Years ago, I was a bit of a techy, but now I would probably opt for the simpler interface.
Thanks for the pointer to the Take Control book.
I have them both and use them both and they are both very good. One advantage to Carbon Copy Cloner is that it will offer to make a Recovery Volume on the clone HD the first time you create a new clone.
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