IBM XIV Storage System Business Continuity Functions

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 November 2014, updated 07 August 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738440175
ISBN-13: 9780738440170
IBM Form #: SG24-7759-05
(420 pages)

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Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Christian Burns, Wenzel Kalabza, Sandor Lengyel, Patrick Schill, Christian Schoessler


The IBM XIV® Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, 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.

A three-site mirroring function is now available to further improve availability and disaster recovery capabilities. These functions are included in the XIV software and all their features are available at no extra charge.

The various copy functions are reviewed in separate chapters, which include detailed information about usage and practical illustrations. The book also illustrates the use of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication to manage XIV Copy Services.

This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the XIV copy functions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. XIV Copy Services introduction
Chapter 2. Volume copy
Chapter 3. Snapshots
Chapter 4. Remote mirroring
Chapter 5. Synchronous Remote Mirroring
Chapter 6. Asynchronous remote mirroring
Chapter 7. Multi-site Mirroring
Chapter 8. Open systems considerations for Copy Services
Chapter 9. IBM i considerations for Copy Services
Chapter 10. Data migration
Chapter 11. Using Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication

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