Non-Microsoft backup solutions tend to take a generic backup functionality and adapt it to support-specific applications. In contrast, Microsoft created DPM 2010 to leverage fully supported Microsoft technologies in order to provide continuous data protection including Windows Server hosts running Exchange Server 2003, 2007 or 2010. This support includes:
Backing up active and passive databases in a Database Availability Group (DAG), in Exchange 2010, as well as continuous replication (LCR, CCR and SCR) in Exchange 2007)
Facilitate recovery of Exchange Mailbox Database.
Facilitating recovery of data from individual mailboxes.
Facilitating recovery of Hub Transport, Client Access Server and Unified Messaging Exchange Server 2010 roles.
Supporting Exchange High Availability and Exchange Disaster Recovery configurations.
Best Practices when Backup Exchange 2010 using DPM 2010
The list shown here provides advice on additional aspects of DPM 2010 deployment when backup Exchange 2010.