IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.2)

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 31 August 2021, updated 18 January 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738459615
ISBN-13: 9780738459615
IBM Form #: REDP-5506-02
(182 pages)

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Authors: Michael Frankenberg, Connie Riggins, Robert Tondini


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization.

The paper is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s cyber security strategy, and the infrastructure technical specialists who implement them.

The content is structured into four major sections:

  • Safeguarded Copy introduction
  • Safeguarded Copy planning and considerations
  • Copy Services manager ESEsizer session
  • Safeguarded Copy implementation and management

This edition of the paper applies to the DS8000 Release 9.2.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and concepts
Chapter 2. Planning and considerations
Chapter 3. Capacity sizing by using the CSM ESESizer functions
Chapter 4. Implementation and management
Appendix A. Other Safeguard Copy topologies

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