We want to congratulate the Microsoft Storage Solutions team for releasing Service Pack 1 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. While LCR, CCR and SCR all offer replication/protection capabilities for higher availability, our teammates in the System Center family have been providing a really solid backup & recovery solution for Exchange that leverages the best practices and supportability mandates that we have for Exchange Server - e.g. using the Exchange VSS writer, utilizing the Recovery Storage Group (RSG), as examples.
SP1 for DPM 2007 brings some great new capabilities for protecting Exchange Server environments, most notably the ability to provide off-site tape/disk backup from an Exchange SCR node.
For more details on the SP1 release for DPM 2007, check out: