IBM DS8870 Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 24 February 2015, updated 28 March 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738454060
ISBN-13: 9780738454061
IBM Form #: REDP-5151-00
(122 pages)

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Authors: Warren Stanley


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

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