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Kappy's Personal Suggestions About Mac Maintenance

Carbon Copy Cloner is a bootable backup solution for the Mac. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project - your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an.

For disk repairs use Disk Utility. For situations DU cannot handle the best third-party utility is: Disk Warrior; DW only fixes problems with the disk directory, but most disk problems are caused by directory corruption. Drive Genius provides additional tools not found in Disk Warrior for defragmentation of older drives, disk repair, disk scans, formatting, partitioning, disk copy, and benchmarking.

Four outstanding sources of information on Mac maintenance are:

1. OS X Maintenance - MacAttorney.

2. Mac maintenance Quick Assist


3. Maintaining Mac OS X

4. Mac Maintenance Guide

Periodic Maintenance

OS X performs certain maintenance functions that are scheduled to occur on a daily, weekly, or monthly period. The maintenance scripts run in the early AM only if the computer is turned on 24/7 (no sleep.) See Mac OS X- About background maintenance tasks. If you are running Leopard or later these tasks are run automatically, so there is no need to use any third-party software to force running these tasks.

If you are using a pre-Leopard version of OS X, then an excellent solution is to download and install a shareware utility such as Macaroni, JAW PseudoAnacron, or Anacron that will automate the maintenance activity regardless of whether the computer is turned off or asleep. Dependence upon third-party utilities to run the periodic maintenance scripts was significantly reduced after Tiger. (These utilities have limited or no functionality with Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion and should not be installed.)


OS X automatically defragments files less than 20 MBs in size, so unless you have a disk full of very large files there's little need for defragmenting the hard drive except when trying to install Boot Camp on a fragmented drive. But you don't need to buy third-party software. All you need is a spare external hard drive and Carbon Copy Cloner.

Cheap and Easy Defragmentation

You will have to backup your OS X partition to an external drive, boot from the external drive, use Disk Utility to repartition and reformat your hard drive back to a single volume, then restore your backup to the internal hard drive. You will use Carbon Copy Cloner to create the backup and to restore it.

1. Get an empty external hard drive and clone your internal drive to the

external one.

2. Boot from the external hard drive.

3. Erase the internal hard drive.

4. Restore the external clone to the internal hard drive.

Clone the internal drive to the external drive

1. Open Carbon Copy Cloner.

2. Select the Source volume from the left side dropdown menu.

3. Select the Destination volume from the left side dropdown menu.

4. Be sure the Block Copy button is not depressed or is ghosted.

5. Click on the Clone button.

Destination means the external backup drive. Source means the internal startup drive.

Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager appears. Select the icon for the external drive and click on the upward pointing arrow button.

After startup do the following:

Erase internal hard drive

1. Open Disk Utility in your Utilities folder.

2. After DU loads select your internal hard drive (this is the entry with the

mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Note the SMART status of the

drive in DU's status area. If it does not say 'Verified' then the drive is

failing or has failed and will need replacing. SMART info will not be

reported on external drives. Otherwise, click on the Partition tab in the

DU main window.

3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the

drop down menu to one. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended

(Journaled.) Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to


GUID then click on the OK button. Click on the Partition button and wait

until the process has completed.

Restore the clone to the internal hard drive

1. Open Carbon Copy Cloner.

2. Select the Source volume from the left side dropdown menu.

3. Select the Destination volume from the left side dropdown menu.

4. Be sure the Block Copy button is not selected or is ghosted.

5. Click on the Clone button.

Destination means the internal hard drive. Source means the external startup drive.

Note that the Source and Destination drives are swapped for this last procedure.

Malware Protection

As for malware protection there are few if any such animals affecting OS X. Starting with Lion, Apple has included built-in malware protection that is automatically updated as necessary. To assure proper protection, update your system software when Apple releases new OS X updates for your computer.

Helpful Links Regarding Malware Protection:

1.Mac Malware Guide.

2. Detecting and avoiding malware and spyware

3. Macintosh Virus Guide

For general anti-virus protection I recommend only using ClamXav, but it is not necessary if you are keeping your computer's operating system software up to date. You should avoid any other third-party software advertised as providing anti-malware/virus protection. They are not required and could cause the performance of your computer to drop.

Cache Clearing

I recommend downloading a utility such as TinkerTool System, OnyX 2.4.3, Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner 7.0.9, Maintenance 1.6.8, or Cocktail 5.1.1 that you can use for periodic maintenance such as removing old log files and archives, clearing caches, etc. Corrupted cache files can cause slowness, kernel panics, and other issues. Although this is not a frequent nor a recurring problem, when it does happen there are tools such as those above to fix the problem.

If you are using Snow Leopard or earlier, then for emergency cleaning install the freeware utility Applejack. If you cannot start up in OS X, you may be able to start in single-user mode from which you can run Applejack to do a whole set of repair and maintenance routines from the command line. Note that AppleJack 1.5 is required for Leopard. AppleJack 1.6 is compatible with Snow Leopard. (AppleJack works with Snow Leopard or earlier.)

Installing System Updates or Upgrades

Repair the hard drive and permissions beforehand.

Update your backups in case an update goes bad.

Backup and Restore

Having a backup and restore strategy is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your computer. Get an external Firewire drive at least equal in size to the internal hard drive and make (and maintain) a bootable clone/backup. You can make a bootable clone using the Restore option of Disk Utility. You can also make and maintain clones with good backup software. You can never have too many backups. Don't rely on just one. Make several using different backup utilities. My personal recommendations are (order is not significant):

1. Carbon Copy Cloner

2. Get Backup

3. Deja Vu

4. SuperDuper!

5. Synk Pro

6. Tri-Backup

Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQs on maintenance and backup and restore.

Always have a current backup before performing any system updates or upgrades.

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Final Suggestions

Be sure you have an adequate amount of RAM installed for the number of applications you run concurrently. Be sure you leave a minimum of 10% of the hard drive's capacity or 20 GBs, whichever is greater, as free space. Avoid installing utilities that rely on Haxies, SIMBL, or that alter the OS appearance, add features you will rarely if ever need, etc. The more extras you install the greater the probability of having problems. If you install software be sure you know how to uninstall it. Avoid installing multiple new software at the same time. Install one at a time and use it for a while to be sure it's compatible.

Additional reading may be found in:

1. Mac OS X speed FAQ

2. Speeding up Macs

3. Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance

4. Essential Mac Maintenance: Get set up

5. Essential Mac Maintenance: Rev up your routines

6. Five Mac maintenance myths

7. How to Speed up Macs

8. Myths of required versus not required maintenance for Mac OS X

Referenced software can be found at CNet Downloads or MacUpdate.

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Most if not all maintenance is for troubleshooting problems. If your computer is running OK, then there isn't really a thing you need to do except repair the hard drive and permissions before installing any new system updates.

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Carbon Copy Cloner Mac

  • Latest Version:

    Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.13 Build 5846 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    Mac OS 10.10 or later

  • Author / Product:

    Bombich Software, Inc. / Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

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    Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac 2019 full offline installer setup for Mac

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Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project - your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'll spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data. Ready to try Carbon Copy Cloner 5? Start your 30-day trial now!
With Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved impeccably on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to business. Replace the failed hard drive at your convenience, and then restore all of your stuff in one easy step. Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity as well!
Features and Highlights
Guided Setup and Restore
If you boot your Mac from a CCC backup, CCC will open and offer to help you with a guided restore. In the guided restore, CCC will create a new restore task, select the startup disk as the source, then present coaching tips that guide you through selecting the destination and (optionally) excluding items from the restore task.
Cloning Coach
'We’re backup experts and we want to help you craft a reliable and functional backup strategy. We’ve built over 15 years of experience into CCC's Cloning Coach, which proactively alerts you to configuration concerns about your tasks and offers helpful advice on how to address those concerns. Even better, the professional support team is just a click away in the Cloning Coach window if you have questions or concerns about what to do.'
Task Outlook
CCC 5's task groups make coordinating the schedules of multiple tasks easy with an upcoming tasks outlook chart. Grouped tasks can be scheduled individually, or you can run all of the tasks sequentially by scheduling the group.
Bootable Backups
When disaster strikes your hard disk, you can boot from your backup and keep working. Troubleshoot the problem disk when you have time to spare.
Task Grouping and Sorting
Collect your tasks into groups to visually organize them. Run a group of tasks with a single click, or schedule a group all at once. Tasks can also be sorted by name, exit status, last run date, next run date, or manually.
Need help getting yourself oriented? Can't remember where to find something? Handy interface tips are a click away!
Task Scheduling
CCC can back up your data hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or whenever you connect to your backup drive. You can tell CCC to back up only on weekdays, weekends, or only during certain times of the day. You can also craft a more sophisticated backup strategy with task chaining and scheduled task groups.
Smarter Safety Net
Create a bootable clone of your hard drive, but also keep copies of your recently deleted and changed files — just in case. SafetyNet is smarter than ever: if you run out of space during a backup, CCC can free up space automatically and resume your backup.
Clone Recovery HD
'The macOS Installer creates a proprietary recovery volume on your startup disk that can be used to reinstall macOS. CCC is the only backup software that archives and clones this recovery volume. We simplify this complex procedure into a single click!'
Advanced File Filtering
Excluding a folder or two from a backup task has always been trivial with CCC, and now it's even easier to precisely define what should and should not be backed up. You can also now visualize the effects of custom filter rules, and now CCC will report how much data is going to be backed up. A QuickLook panel shows you a preview of your files, and you can sort your file list based on name, size, or modification date.
Simplified Remote Mac Setup
The setup procedure for backing up to a remote Macintosh has been greatly simplified. SafetyNet pruning is now available for remote Mac destinations, and CCC can now show you the content of a remote Mac source. Remote Mac backups have never been simpler!
Backup Health Check
Have you ever worried that your backup might fail when you need it? CCC has you covered. CCC can run a special monthly or weekly corruption check to identify damaged files in your backup – and automatically replace them.
Other Goodies
The bundled ccc command line application allows pros to incorporate CCC backup tasks into larger and more complex workflows. Pre- and postflight scripts bring that same level of customization into existing CCC task workflows. Task and individual task filters can be imported and exported, allowing you to manage exclusion lists across tasks and to duplicate tasks to other Macs. A visual disk usage indicator shows you the space remaining on your destination volume, and CCC's menubar application can now check for updates without CCC being open.
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