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Essential Tools: Carbon Copy ClonerCarbon Copy Cloner
is a utility for performing an exact clone of your hard disk. The idea is that you install your operating system and software and then immediately run Carbon Copy Cloner. The program will create a bootable disk image on a separate disk or machine. If you run into problems in the future, you can then immediately boot from this image and instantly have a working system again.
people have been running into
lately make this an essential utility for video editors, or indeed anyone who cannot afford any system downtime.
The software is donationware, which means you can download a fully working version for free but a donation is appreciated.