Are you looking for a free alternative of Norton Ghost for your MacBook ? On a PC, Norton Ghost makes an image of the entire hard drive which you can save it else where for restoring later.
Carbon Copy Cloner is a free software for MacBook, which clones your hard drive just like Norton ghost. This freeware clones, and creates backup of your original drive by cloning one volume to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source volume. So, in short this software can be called a free Norton Ghost for Macbook.
Unlike Disk Utility, CCC creates file to file backup which can be accessed offline and also makes the Macbook backup bootable. This Macbook image could be stored in PC and again restored to different Mac as well.
Cloning Mac OS X into an external hard drive, avoids the risk of data loss in case of hard disk crash. Also you can resume your work immediately by booting off your external hard drive or USB flash drive.
Features of CCC [ Carbon Copy Cloner] for MacBook
Creates Bootable Backup.
Simplest method of migrating to a new Macbook without dumping your original Mac OS.
Block-level disk-to-disk clones
Incremental Backup option copies only files that have changed or introduced newly since last backup.
Backup hard drive to disk images.
Can schedule backup on hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis
Creates automatic backup at schedules time without logging in.
- Intel or PowerPC Macintosh
- Mac OS 10.4 Tiger (10.4.8 or higher)
- Mac OS 10.5 Leopard
- Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard