IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.2.1)

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on August 31, 2021, updated January 18, 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738459615
ISBN-13: 9780738459615
IBM Form #: REDP-5506-02

Authors: Michael Frankenberg, Connie Riggins and Robert Tondini

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    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 and covers the incremental Global Copy resync from recovery volumes to production volumes.

    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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