IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager Copy Services Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 28 February 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435279
ISBN-13: 9780738435275
IBM Form #: SG24-7822-01
(264 pages)

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Authors: Sangam Racherla, Reza Fanaei Aghdam, Hartmut Lonzer, L G (Len) O'Neill, Mario Rodriguez, Vaclav Sindelar, Alexander Watson


The purpose of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to provide customers with guidance and recommendations for how and when to use the IBM System Storage® Copy Services premium features. The topics discussed in this publication apply to the IBM System Storage DS® models DS3000, DS4000®, and DS5000 running the firmware v7.70, and IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager v10.70.
Customers in today’s IT world are finding a major need to ensure a good archive of their data and a requirement to create these archives with minimal interruptions. The IBM Midrange System Storage helps to fulfill these requirements by offering three copy services premium features:

  • IBM FlashCopy®
  • VolumeCopy
  • Enhanced Remote Mirroring (ERM)

This publication specifically addresses the copy services premium features and can be used in conjunction with the following IBM DS System Storage books:

  • IBM System Storage DS4000 and Storage Manager V10.30, SG24-7010
  • IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and Implementation Guide, SG24-7065
  • IBM System Storage DS3500: Introduction and Implementation Guide, SG24-7914
  • IBM Midrange System Storage Hardware Guide, SG24-7676
  • IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide, SG24-6363

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Midrange System Storage Copy Services
Chapter 2. FlashCopy
Chapter 3. VolumeCopy
Chapter 4. ERM concepts, planning, and design
Chapter 5. ERM implementation
Appendix A. Additional instructions for FlashCopy logical drives

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