This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a practical understanding of the IBM XIV® Storage System copy and migration functions.
The XIV Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios, which enables clients to enhance their business continuance, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots and full volume copies, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. These functions are included in the XIV software and all their features are available at no additional charge.
The various copy functions are reviewed in separate chapters, which include detailed information about usage, as well as practical illustrations.
This book also explains the XIV built-in migration capability, and presents migration alternatives based on the SAN Volume Controller (SVC).
Finally, the book illustrates the use of IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R) to manage XIV Copy Services.
This book is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the XIV copy functions.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Snapshots
Chapter 2. Volume copy
Chapter 3. Remote Mirroring
Chapter 4. Synchronous Remote Mirroring
Chapter 5. Asynchronous Remote Mirroring
Chapter 6. Open systems considerations for Copy Services
Chapter 7. IBM i considerations for Copy Services
Chapter 8. Data migration
Chapter 9. SVC and Storwize V7000 migration with XIV
Chapter 10. Using Tivoli Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R)
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