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IBM System Storage DS8000: z/OS Distributed Data Backup

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 16 November 2010

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IBM Form #: REDP-4701-00

Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne and Hans-Paul Drumm

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    Many IBM® customers have shown interest in a solution that allows them to use the powerful backup and restore facilities on their IBM System z® host to back up and restore LUNs created for open system hosts using a Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) format.

    In cooperation with our partner company INNOVATION Data Processing, IBM has designed a solution that covers such a need.

    This IBM Redpapers™ publication provides an overview of the solution. It describes:

    - The background and motivation for this solution

    - The steps to execute to use z/OS® Distributed Data Backup and FDRSOS

    - Our experiences when evaluating t he solution

    - Further considerations, such as IBM FlashCopy® integration and file level backup and restore

    Table of Contents

    Background and motivation

    z/OS Distributed Data Backup


    Backing up a DS8700 LUN in FBA format using FDRSOS

    Experimenting with z/OS DDB and FDRSOS

    Further considerations regarding z/OS DDB and FDRSOS


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