DFSMShsm ABARS and Mainstar Solutions

An IBM Redbooks publication


Business readiness, in the event of a disaster, is gaining importance in information technology (IT) organizations. Senior management is taking the responsibility of protecting business assets seriously. Thus, today we see more business impact analyses (BIAs) and risk assessments being performed to identify a company's critical business functions. Although critical business functions may be similar among many companies within an industry, what is unique to each business is its data. And that is the focus of this book: protecting your data with ABARS.

This IBM Redbooks publication is written for storage administrators, system programmers, or other IT professionals faced with the task of implementing ABARS for disaster recovery. Application owners, and disaster recovery or contingency planners, will also find the book useful for understanding what is involved in an ABARS implementation.

This book describes tasks and details to implement ABARS for a set of data (defined by you for your business) for the purpose of disaster recovery. It also explains how these tasks can be simplified and enhanced with Mainstar Software Corporation's products, ASAP and Backup & Recovery Manager, which IBM is remarketing through the TotalStorage Management Toolkit.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Product overview
Chapter 2. Business recovery concepts
Chapter 3. Sample environment
Chapter 4. ABARS implementation tasks and considerations
Chapter 5. Application characteristics
Chapter 6. Aggregate definition
Chapter 7. Structuring applications using ASAP
Chapter 8. Using ABACKUP
Chapter 9. Managing aggregates with Backup & Recovery Manager
Chapter 10. Using ARECOVER
Chapter 11. Migration considerations
Appendix A. Sample questionnaire

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Publish Date
23 August 2002

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