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SD! vs. CCC
Authored by: sjk on Mar 20, '06 12:35:42PM
How does SuperDuper rank/compare to Carbon Copy Cloner?
You can find some discussion of that in MacInTouch Reader Reports - Backup (Part 4). It's a bit over a year old, before SD! 2.0 was released, but much of it is still relevant.

I've posted a few comparisons in MacUpdate and VersionTracker comments in the past but don't have time to find exact references to them now.

I used (and paid for) Carbon Copy Cloner before discovering SuperDuper! a couple years ago. CCC can get the job done, but it's "geekier" than SD! and relies on the sometimes-finicky psync perl script for "smart" file syncing. Nowadays Mike Bombich puts more time and attention into NetRestore, which actually is intended to replace CCC. If/when things go wrong with CC you might end up facing a sometimes-feisty forum hoping to find support, possibly from people without the depth of experience and expertise to accurately and reliably analyze/resolve issues.

SD! is Shirt Pocket Software's flagship product, still actively developed and thoroughly tested. Its highly respected support is well deserved, as many comments from satisfied customers here and elsewhere will attest to.

My backups are important. With support for SuperDuper! being (and remaining) as reliable as the software itself it's clearly my choice (and recommendation) when compared with Carbon Copy Cloner.

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