Bombich Software today unveiled a new version of Carbon Copy Cloner, a Mac OS X utility designed to make Mac to Mac cloning and backup extremely simple. The new version features a new interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure more intuitive and more responsive. Users have better control over what gets backed up, and are provided with detailed information about the progress of their backup. The new version also provides support for block-level clones, a cloning method that is unsurpassed in providing data fidelity.
The synchronization feature received the most attention in the update. Previous versions required the download of additional third-party software. Version 3.0 includes an optimized version of rsync, an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer. By leveraging rsync for incremental backups and synchronization, users get the highly anticipated feature of network backups.
The scheduling functionality of Carbon Copy Cloner also received a makeover. Backup tasks can now be scheduled on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or you can indicate that a backup task should run when the backup device is attached. This is especially useful if you use your iPod for backup. Carbon Copy Cloner will actually recognize iPods as well, allowing time for the iPod:iTunes synchronization to complete.
Carbon Copy Cloner is now available as a Universal Binary. As with previous versions, Carbon Copy Cloner is labeled uncrippled shareware — try the full-featured product until you trust it, then consider a donation to the Bombich Software Tip Jar.
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