Carbonite EVault Backup and Disaster Recovery made easy
Timika Hite | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 26, 2017

Carbonite EVault Backup and Disaster Recovery made easy

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Carbonite EVault

We currently use Carbonite Evault as our backup and disaster recovery system. It is being used as an organization-wide system. It addresses the need to have quick restores for those files that no one knows how they disappeared, while also addressing the need to have your data stored elsewhere in the event of an emergency.
  • Carbonite Evault allows for easy management of backups. Once the system is integrated there is minimal hands on time. The system is smart enough to email you if there is an issue to give you the opportunity to fix it before it becomes a larger issue.
  • Carbonite Evault does restores very well also. Our favorite restores are the BMR (Bare Metal Restores). This type of back up allows you to restore the entire server configuration to a brand new box.
  • Carbonite Evault does a good job of allowing you to schedule backups when it is convenient to you with little impact on your bandwith.
  • There is room for improvement on the notification of policy changes or the inability to support older hardware. We were left with several mission critical servers that no [longer] backed up without notice. The issue was resolved once we contacted support.
  • Another got you is the fact that if you need to do a granular restore for SQL or Exchange you need a special license and a special software installed on the server.
  • I would love to see Carbonite Evault provide a user conference with training. That way the newer users could come up to speed and the current users can become more comfortable modifying or resolving issues on their own.
  • While EVault can become expensive if you have a lot of data to store, but you have to keep in mind that it does not cost you anything more to restore your data in the event of an emergency. Some systems give you a great upfront cost, until you actually need to retrieve your data.
EVault protects every type of system. Whether it is physical, legacy, new or virtual systems. It allows us to backup and protect our servers all in one location. The management dashboard gives us a great look into our environment and allows us to determine if we are in fact keeping too much data and make moves to adjust that and save money on the quantity of data backed up.
EVault came back as a solid choice, without the added cost of retrieving our data in the event of the emergency.
Carbonite Evault is a very good backup and disaster recovery system. We have had no issues restoring when we have lost entire servers. You can also stay in compliance with your records policies and have the data deleted after specific time periods.

Carbonite Server Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10
Flexible deployment
10
Management dashboard
10
Platform support
10
Retention options
10
Encryption
10