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IBM Storage DS8000 Safeguarded Copy: Updated for Release 9.3.2

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


Last updated on 03 April 2023

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IBM Form #: REDP-5506-04

Authors: Michael Frankenberg, Eunice Liu, Connie Riggins, Mario Schreuer and Robert Tondini

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    This IBM® Redpaper publication explains the IBM Storage 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 DS8000 Release 9.3.2.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction and concepts

    Chapter 2. Planning and considerations

    Chapter 3. Capacity sizing by using the IBM Copy Services Manager ESESizer functions

    Chapter 4. Implementation and management

    Appendix A. Other Safeguarded Copy topologies


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.