Carbon Copy Cloner update saving APFS snapshots

Although macOS High Sierra did not bring great visible news, we did obtain important resources inside the system. The most relevant is the change of file format. With macOS High Sierra our disk will have the APFS format if our disk is SSD and not mechanical. In that case, today Carbon Copy Cloner brings an important novelty today.

Going back to a previous point in the system, hours or days ago is possible. This format allows taking system snapshots, therefore, if we have this snapshot saved, restoring the disk in case of failure will be done easily. 

From today, Carbon Copy Cloner users can download version 5.1. As its maximum rival SuperDuper recently carried out, when making our backups, we can ask the application to make a backup copy of the system snapshots. These are photos of the exact situation of the system. Thus, restoring a Mac is much easier with the information provided by the APFS image.

We can also use these snapshots of the system if we want to go back to a previous moment, due to some kind of instability in the system. We just have to say to what point in the system we want to return and the application will do the rest.

Carbon Copy Cloner allows you to schedule how often snapshots are taken on an external disk, so that they are safeguarded against disk failures. Another novelty is the possibility of programming the size of the backup copies made with the application.

The followers of the application positively value the speed when it comes to making backups, compared to the native macOS application, Time Machine. On the other hand, Time Machine is very easy to use, you just have to connect your memory where the backups are made and the operating system will do the rest.


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