System problems can lead to a failure to install CCC's helper tool

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Configuration files for privileged helper tools are placed in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder on your startup disk. CCC never touches this folder directly, rather it uses the macOS "Service Management" service to install and load its helper tool configuration. If the permissions or ownership of this folder are incorrect, however, the Service Management daemon (smd) will fail to install the helper tool configuration, and this service offers no recourse. Often the helper tool installation will fail with a nondescript error, e.g. "CFErrorDomainLaunchd error 2".

Erkennen und Beheben von hardwarespezifischen Problemen

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Es kann vorkommen, dass Hardware-Komponenten einen langsamen und schleichenden Tod erleiden. In einem Moment können Sie Daten auf eine Festplatte kopieren und sie ganz normal nutzen. Im nächsten Moment erhalten Sie zufällige Fehler, Verzögerungen, Abstürze oder das Zielvolume verschwindet einfach mitten im Backup, der Finder hängt usw.

Warum entspricht der belegte Festplattenspeicher auf meiner Backup-Festplatte nicht dem belegten Festplattenspeicher auf dem Quellvolume?

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Die Speicherbelegung auf dem Startvolume entspricht nicht dem zu sichernden Datenvolumen; nach dem ersten Backup des Startvolumes fällt die Speicherbelegung auf dem Zielvolume niedriger aus als auf der Quelle. Bestimmte Objekte des Dateisystems (z. B. Dateisystemschnappschüsse) und manche unterstützenden Daten von macOS können oder sollen nicht auf ein anderes Volume kopiert werden. CCC schließt diese Elemente automatisch aus, um Probleme beim Start aus dem Backup sowie unnötige Belegung von Speicherplatz zu vermeiden.

Warum reagieren einige Programme anders oder fragen nach dem Wiederherstellen aus dem Backup nach der Seriennummer?

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Einige Programme funktionieren nicht, wenn sie auf ein neues Volume kopiert oder auf einem anderen Mac gestartet werden. Das hat nichts damit zu tun, dass CCC Ihre Daten sichert. Dabei handelt es sich um die Registrierungsanforderungen vom Programmanbieter (und deren Kopierschutzmaßnahmen).

Why does CCC say that my Mac is booted from a backup volume?

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If you boot your Mac from a backup volume, CCC will be started upon login to ask whether you'd like help restoring from that backup volume. Sometimes, though, this offer is made when you're booted from a production volume, not a backup. CCC makes this assessment based on your currently-defined backup tasks. If you used CCC to migrate from one drive to another, then the task that you used to perform that backup will still be present on your new startup disk.

Can I run my backups more frequently than Hourly?

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CCC offers hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly scheduling options, which suits the needs of most users. Some usage scenarios, however, demand higher frequency backups. For example, photographers might prefer to have their SD cards offloaded to a tethered computer every 5-15 minutes during a photo shoot. When the shoot is complete, though, the backup task should not run at all. Special cases like these demand more flexible execution options, which can be achieved by leveraging CCC's built-in command-line utility.

Can I run backup tasks while my system is on battery power?

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CCC can run backup tasks while the system is running on battery power, but will not (by default) start automated tasks when your laptop is running on battery power. Backup tasks generate a lot of disk read and write activity, and that can run your battery down. Additionally, macOS tends to aggressively put the system to sleep when it's on battery power, causing task completion to be deferred until the system is awoken.

When I boot from my backup, Little Snitch reports that its rules have been replaced by a different version. Why, and how can I avoid this?

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According to ObDev developers, it is crucial for Little Snitch to avoid unnoticed ruleset changes. Little Snitch therefore has numerous mechanisms to detect whether it is using the exact same ruleset file, as in, on the same volume and at the same physical address on that disk. This sort of mechanism makes it impossible for Little Snitch to use the ruleset on the booted backup volume without physical intervention from a user at the system (thus the dialog asking if it's OK to use the current version of rules or to use a default ruleset).

Frequently asked questions about scheduled tasks

Can I use CCC to copy a Time Machine backup?

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No. Copying a Time Machine backup volume with anything other than the Finder is not supported (by us, nor Apple); CCC specifically disallows copying anything to or from a Time Machine backup volume. Apple does not document a procedure for making copies of Time Machine volumes.