Our Systems team is implementing Double Take on client machines for live replication to DR servers. Developer's desktops typically have multiple instances of Visual Studio open at all times which generate 4GB of write IO per hour. Even when Visual Studio is idle it appears to generate large spikes of IO every few seconds. Double Take can only replicate about 800MB in that same time period, so it seems to be playing catch up and is pegging one of the CPU cores on the client at 100%. The machine comes to a near full stop, Visual Studio becomes unresponsive as it seems to be competing with Double Take for IO on the same files.
Is there a way to configure Double Take in a way that will make it play nice on a developers machine? Does anyone have any experience or advice on running Double Take on client machines in general? Is there a different solution that might work better for DR? It does not need to necessarily be live replication.