IBM DS8000 SafeGuarded Copy

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 20 November 2018, updated 13 November 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738457248
ISBN-13: 9780738457246
IBM Form #: REDP-5506-00
(86 pages)

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Authors: Alexander Warmuth, Robert Tondini, Michael Frankenberg, Nick Clayton, Bert Dufrasne


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy functionality. 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 introduces Safeguarded Copy and discusses the need for logical corruption protection (LCP) and information about regulatory requirements. It presents the general concepts of LCP, and then explore various use cases for recovery.

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

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Safeguarded Copy introduction and concepts
Chapter 2. Safeguarded Copy planning and considerations
Chapter 3. Safeguarded Copy implementation and management

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