IBM DS8870 Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy

An IBM Redpaper publication


Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC) was introduced with IBM® System Storage® DS8870 Version 7 Release 4 (License Machine Code 7.7.40.xx.xx).

MT-PPRC provides the capability to have two PPRC relationships on a single primary volume. With this enhancement, there can be another target available to provide additional data protection to act as a backup if a disaster occurs.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides practical information about the characteristics and functions of the IBM DS8000® Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC). The paper includes scenarios that illustrate the implementation and use of different topologies, as well as enhanced migration scenarios.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy
Chapter 2. Topologies
Chapter 3. Architecture and design
Chapter 4. Implementing a two Metro Mirror topology
Chapter 5. Implementing a Metro Mirror and Global Mirror topology
Chapter 6. Implementing a Global Copy plus Global Mirror topology
Chapter 7. Implementing a Metro Global Mirror and Metro Mirror topology
Chapter 8. Cascaded Metro Global Mirror improvement
Chapter 9. Using Multiple Target PPRC for migration


Publish Date
24 February 2015

Last Update
26 October 2015

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