Carbonite better than Tape
Matt Cubbage | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 15, 2016

Carbonite better than Tape

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Carbonite Server Backup

carbonite is being used across the whole organization, it is backing up servers and databases. It solved our problem we had a few years ago when it was time to buy a new tape backup system and all the components needed to run the system. We find it easier and cheaper to have switched to carbonite. It also addresses our concerns on security and offsite access if something ever went wrong.
  • Document backup is the easiest and quickest.
  • These last couple of updates Carbonite released hyper-V backup capabilities which helped us out greatly.
  • Carbonite also lets one do independent backup of the servers if for some reason we also want specific programs backuped and still use the hyper v backup.
  • Great tech support, I reach out and they have worked daily with me till my problem was resolved.
  • I would like to see Carbonite run without being tied to Java updates.
  • Its been a while since I have done a restore but it was some what difficult and hairy finding certain particular files; not folders, they were easy.
  • The dashboard coloring for checking backup storage on the web is very difficult to read. I would prefer a bold black print.
  • Saved us the money of having to buy a new tape backup system and the server that it would have run on.
  • It also helps that when an upgrade comes out we just install it - no worry of tapes not working or running out of room on a tape that night and having to fix it the next day.
  • These two alone saved us lots of money, man hours, and possible down time.
  • veritas
We need a license for each server to backup to tape and then had to run it all at once here its not tied to key but to the amount of space I use ... more space, more money etc. I also don't have to worry about a license not registering, and I can run the backups all at once or layer them since they run independently.
Having it in the cloud solves our offsite data back problem esp. in a small company.I don't have to worry about putting it in my car, taking it home, switching it out, etc. etc. Also with it in the cloud, if disaster hit our place I need only worry about setting up the server and pulling the data down. With that I still have the option to save it locally if I want to use it for other reasons, or just for piece of mind having it on site as well encrypted.
Best use is in Hyper V backups, or file backups. I am always scared of the security encryption because if you lose it, as they inform you, they can not help you open it up, but that is also a good point if security is a great concern of yours.