IBM System Storage DS8000: z/OS Distributed Data Backup

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 16 November 2010

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IBM Form #: REDP-4701-00
(16 pages)

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Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Hans-Paul Drumm


Many IBM® customers have shown interest in a solution that allows them to use the powerful backup and restore facilities on their IBM System z® host to back up and restore LUNs created for open system hosts using a Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) format.

In cooperation with our partner company INNOVATION Data Processing, IBM has designed a solution that covers such a need.

This IBM Redpapers™ publication provides an overview of the solution. It describes:
- The background and motivation for this solution
- The steps to execute to use z/OS® Distributed Data Backup and FDRSOS
- Our experiences when evaluating t he solution
- Further considerations, such as IBM FlashCopy® integration and file level backup and restore

Table of contents

Background and motivation
z/OS Distributed Data Backup
Backing up a DS8700 LUN in FBA format using FDRSOS
Experimenting with z/OS DDB and FDRSOS
Further considerations regarding z/OS DDB and FDRSOS

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