What are the limitations to the free version of CCC?

Roc P.

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Hi. I am just wondering what the limitations are when you use the free version of Carbon Copy Cloner?

Can I download it rom the site and use it once to make a bootable clone?

After 30 days will that bootable clone work anymore?

I'm sorry if this is a "common sense" kind of thing. I backup all my data onto 2 identical external drives regularly, but I was thinking of creating a bootable clone on a 3rd external drive I have in case my iMac's internal drive dies one day and I can't afford to repair or replace the iMac.
 

GGJstudios

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Hi. I am just wondering what the limitations are when you use the free version of Carbon Copy Cloner?
If you're talking about the free version 3.4.6 or earlier, there are no limitations, except it's not certified for Mountain Lion. As for the trial of version 3.5, there are no limitations during the 30 days.

What's new in CCC: Version 3.5

CCC License, Registration, Trial, Banners, etc.
You can try the complete feature set of CCC for 30 days before purchasing it. Use that time to explore CCC's automated, incremental backup functionality, make a bootable backup, move your digital life to a new hard drive and get peace of mind.

The full-featured, 30-day trial is sponsored by banners that appear during a backup task. When you are satisfied with CCC's feature set and performance, you can purchase a license for CCC at our online store. When you purchase CCC, we will send your registration information via email with a link that will instantly apply the registration information to CCC (and hide the banners).
 

Roc P.

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If you're talking about the free version 3.4.6 or earlier, there are no limitations, except it's not certified for Mountain Lion. As for the trial of version 3.5, there are no limitations during the 30 days.

What's new in CCC: Version 3.5

CCC License, Registration, Trial, Banners, etc.
Yep, talking about the trial of 3.5
Man, I am so bad at navigating sites sometimes, I couldn't find the info you just posted. It answered everything I needed to know. A trial version would be ok for me I think because I just need to make a bootable clone once. If that changes then of course I will consider purchasing it.
 

Roc P.

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Success!!

Awesome!! I just created a Bootable Backup on an external drive and also included the Recovery partition.

I just booted up from it and everything seems to be ok :)

Woo Hoo! More peace of mind now.