Carbon Copy Cloner Utility Updated to 3.1.3

Developer Mike Bombich released Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1.3 on Monday. The new version of the popular backup and cloning shareware utility, a 2.4 megabyte download, adds a number of improvements, changes, bug fixes, and a new French localization.

According to the developers, the changes in the update are as follows:

  • Fixed an issue in which the target volume would not be bootable in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue in which a block-level clone would be attempted inappropriately.
  • Included updated localizations including a complete French localization.
  • CCC should no longer check for updates if a backup task is running.
  • CCC now ignores Time Machine backup databases. Time Machine backups will not be backed up (CCC does not support backing up Time Machine backups).
  • Messages indicating that a scheduled task's target disk has reappeared are now automatically dismissed after 60 seconds allowing the task to run.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the saving of scheduled tasks upon the very first launch of CCC.
  • CCC no longers permits non-HFS+ volumes as a selectable source volume (in support of the defined system requirements).
  • Fixed an issue in which files or folders with special characters (e.g. "[", "]", and "*") could not be excluded in an "Incremental backup of selected items" backup task.
  • Fixed an issue in which CCC would report a generic error rather then indicating that a backup task failed because there was not enough free space on the target to accommodate large files that had been modified since a previous backup.


Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1.3 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run and retails for a $10.00 shareware registration fee.