IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for IBM System z

An IBM Redbooks publication


In today’s highly competitive and real-time environment, the ability to manage all IT operations on a continuous basis makes the creation of copies and backups of data a core requirement for any IT deployment. Furthermore, it is necessary to provide proactive efficient disaster recovery strategies that can ensure continuous data availability for business operations. The Copy Services functions available with the IBM® System Storage® DS8000® are part of these strategies.

This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage the Copy Services functions of the DS8000 when they are used in Open System and IBM i environments. This book provides the details necessary to implement and control each of the Copy Services functions. Numerous examples illustrate how to use the various interfaces with each of the Copy Services.

This book also covers the 3-site Metro/Global Mirror with Incremental Resync feature and introduces the IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication solution.

This book should be read with The IBM System Storage DS8000 Series: Architecture and Implementation, SG24-8886. There is also a companion book, IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services for IBM System z, SG24-6787, which supports the configuration of the Copy Services functions in IBM z/OS® environments.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Copy Services architecture
Chapter 3. Licensing
Part 2. Interfaces
Chapter 4. Copy Services interfaces overview
Chapter 5. DS GUI
Chapter 6. DS Command-Line Interface
Chapter 7. System z interfaces
Part 3. FlashCopy
Chapter 8. FlashCopy overview
Chapter 9. FlashCopy options
Chapter 10. FlashCopy interfaces
Chapter 11. IBM FlashCopy SE
Chapter 12. Remote Pair FlashCopy
Chapter 13. FlashCopy performance
Chapter 14. FlashCopy examples
Chapter 15. FlashCopy usage with z/OS products
Part 4. Metro Mirror
Chapter 16. Metro Mirror overview
Chapter 17. Metro Mirror operation and configuration
Chapter 18. Metro Mirror implementation considerations
Chapter 19. Metro Mirror interfaces
Chapter 20. Metro Mirror examples
Part 5. Global Copy
Chapter 21. Global Copy overview
Chapter 22. Global Copy options and configuration
Chapter 23. Global Copy interfaces
Chapter 24. Global Copy examples
Chapter 25. Global Copy performance and scalability
Part 6. Global Mirror
Chapter 26. Global Mirror overview
Chapter 27. Global Mirror options and configuration
Chapter 28. Global Mirror interfaces
Chapter 29. Global Mirror performance and scalability
Chapter 30. Global Mirror examples
Part 7. Metro/Global Mirror (MGM)
Chapter 31. Metro/Global Mirror overview
Chapter 32. Metro/Global Mirror configuration and setup
Chapter 33. Metro/Global Mirror operations
Chapter 34. Metro/Global Mirror recovery scenarios
Chapter 35. Metro/Global Mirror disaster recovery test scenarios
Chapter 36. Metro/Global Mirror incremental resynchronization
Chapter 37. Metro/Global Copy with Incremental Resync
Part 8. Solutions
Chapter 38. z/OS Global Mirror solutions
Chapter 39. Multi-site replication scenarios
Chapter 40. Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex overview
Chapter 41. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication
Chapter 42. FlashCopy Manager and PPRC Manager
Chapter 43. z/OS Basic HyperSwap
Appendix A. Concurrent Copy
Appendix B. SNMP notifications
Appendix C. Resource Groups


Publish Date
08 February 2013

Last Update
05 April 2013

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