Carbonite DoubleTake Review
Artur Estanqueiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 10, 2017

Carbonite DoubleTake Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Carbonite DoubleTake

Carbonite DoubleTake has been used since years ago across the whole organization for customers’ on-premise servers migration to a virtual private cloud. It provides minimum downtime migration (only required for servers cut over) since it replicates customer data in real-time to the cloud, the agent installation doesn't require servers to reboot and can be done during working hours. Once the synchronization job is created, all changes on source server are replicated to target server. The product support when required (not often) is very responsive.
  • It provides minimum downtime migration (only required for servers cutover)
  • It replicates customer data in realtime to the cloud, the agents installation doesn´t require servers reboot
  • Great product support
  • Mostly available for Windows (although a Linux version has been launched recently)
  • Complex Licensing process
  • 60 days of license expiration for migrations (we know, customer sometimes takes longer to schedule the migration window
  • ROI is positive since migration teams can work mostly during working week, not needing to spend whole weekends with system shutdowns, image copies etc...
Windows servers migration to the cloud, with minimum downtime and real-time data replication between source and target servers. Running any kind of workloads since a basic Web server to a SQL database server. Not recommended for cluster nodes migration.

Using Carbonite DoubleTake

the product UI is user friendly and product is straightforward to use.

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Agents installation (no downtime required)
  • Sync jobs console
  • Sync Jobs troubleshooting
  • Product support
  • Product licensing & activation