CCC for startup clone and ext HDs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WrrN, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. WrrN macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2012
    Is anyone successfully using CCC 4 (carbon copy cloner) to backup their startup drive as well as other external hard drives to a single destination backup drive?

    I found this on their support pages: but want to be sure it does what I want before paying for a license AND eradicating my existing TM backup data.


    On a side note, anyone have experience with CCCs SafetyNet feature?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The idea is that you would have each source volume on its own partition on the destination. So if you want to clone the OS volume then also and external drive to one drive, you would want to make one partition for each on the destination drive.

    I have not used the SafetyNet feature, but just from reading on here about others using it, it seems to work as advertised.
  4. Marszczak macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2015
    I did it yesterday both way no probs.
    Drive to partition and back.
  5. WrrN thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2012

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