Kevin Nolan was satisfied to come away from Brunton Park with a point this afternoon.
Hallam Hope had given Carlisle a first-half lead but Notts fought back in the second period and deservedly hauled themselves level through Ryan Yates' third goal of the season.
After losing 2-0 at Crewe on Tuesday night the manager was pleased not to have suffered consecutive defeats.
"It was important to come away with something today," he said. "The most important thing after a defeat is not to lose the next one.
"It's a good point because they are a good side and we're delighted with it, although it could have been three because we had some good chances in the second half, which we dominated.
"Ross Fitzsimons made some fantastic saves in the first half but I think we showed them a bit too much respect and we didn't get in amongst them.
"It was a great reaction in the second half and we fully deserved to get back into it. Even though we went 1-0 down, the players stuck in there and made it difficult for Carlisle so there are a lot of positives to take.
"We've got to respect the point because these are the ones which will mean a lot if we're going to be in and around it come the end of the season."