Best Practices Guide

Working with continuous replication in Exchange Server 2007

Continuous replication can help to maintain safe, effective backup and storage of Exchange Server 2007 database files. But which method -- local continuous replication (LCR), cluster continuous replication (CCR) or standby continuous replication (SCR) -- works best and why?

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This best practices guide outlines LCR, CCR and SCR and explains how each method works in Exchange Server 2007. You'll also learn how continuous replication affects log shipping and how scheduled and unplanned Exchange outages differ in a CCR environment.


 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: How continuous replication works in Exchange Server 2007
 Part 2: Understanding log shipping in Exchange Server 2007
 Part 3: How continuous replication affects Exchange 2007 log shipping
 Part 4: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 high availability in a CCR environment

Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a five-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional award for his work with Exchange Server, Windows Server, Internet Information Services (IIS), and File Systems and Storage. Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal website at

This was first published in April 2009

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