Folder-to-Folder Backups

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Choose your source

From the Source selector, select Choose a Folder...

Select your source folder and click OK.

Restoring an item from a hidden folder

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Usually it's easiest to restore a single item from your backup by simply dragging it from the backup volume to your original source volume. Sometimes, though, it's not that easy. Suppose, for example, that you have inadvertently deleted all of your Safari bookmarks. The Safari Bookmarks file is stored in a hidden folder within your home directory, and the fact that this folder, and the folder on the backup volume are both hidden makes accessing that file in the Finder quite difficult. The steps below demonstrate how to restore this item from your Carbon Copy Cloner backup volume.

Voglio clonare il mio intero disco rigido su un nuovo disco rigido o un nuovo computer

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Vi sono molteplici diversi motivi per fare un clone esatto del proprio disco rigido. Supponiamo che il tuo portatile sia danneggiato ed è necessario inviarlo in riparazione. Nel frattempo, oltre a dover prendere in prestito un altro computer per l’intera durata della riparazione, non hai i tuoi dati, le applicazioni e l'ambiente di lavoro come sul tuo computer. Questa mancanza di organizzazione può essere molto frustrante e ridurre la tua produttività.

Voglio fare un backup di tutto il mio Mac su Time Capsule, NAS o un altro volume di rete.

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Time Capsule e altri supporti di rete stanno diventando molto popolari per fornire spazio di archiviazione condiviso su "cloud personale". Ovviamente questo supporto sembra molto interessante come destinazione di backup. L'idea di fare un backup di tutti i propri dati senza dover collegare un cavo è molto allettante. In effetti, questa memoria è adatta per la condivisione di file multimediali, ma ci sono alcuni ostacoli logistici e pratici per il backup di grandi quantità di dati, come per il backup dei dati del sistema macOS su questi dispositivi.

Cloning one external hard drive to another external hard drive

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Create a new task

Click on the New Task button in the toolbar to create a new task, then type in a name for the new task.

Select a source volume

Click on the Source selector button, then choose the volume that you want to copy files from.

I want to back up multiple Macs or source volumes to the same hard drive

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Backing up multiple volumes or multiple Macs to a single hard drive can be a messy proposition. If you back up each source volume to the same destination volume without some pre-planning, data from each source volume will be merged in a heap on the backup volume. Additionally, your tasks will archive or delete each other's backed up content. Carbon Copy Cloner can solve this problem! We lay out a few different scenarios and solutions below.

Can I run a backup while I'm using my computer? If I have open files, will they be backed up?

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Generally, yes. Performance will be affected during the backup task (especially the first one) as CCC reads the entire source volume and writes to the destination volume. If your work is "disk bound" — that is your applications are reading or writing to either the source or destination, then you'll notice a performance hit. If you're just reading email or writing a document, then you probably won't notice the performance hit.

I have a clone created by another application. Will CCC recognize that data, or will it want to recopy everything?

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CCC always examines the files on the destination to determine if they already match those on the source. If you have a volume that is virtually identical to your source, CCC will copy only the items that are different between the two volumes.

Can I use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone a Time Machine backup?

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No, CCC will exclude the Backups.backupdb folder during a backup task because Time Machine backup folders contains Apple-proprietary filesystem devices. Apple's recommended procedure for copying a Time Machine volume is documented in this Apple Kbase article.