DB2 z/OS Cloning - What's New and Faster?
Session Number: 365
Track: Vendor Solution Presentations
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Ulf Heinrich
Speaker Bio: Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH. He specializes in DB2 recovery issues and database maintenance, focusing on the growing requirement for 24x7 operations and cost reduction. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real-world recovery pressure. His activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc. He’s involved in the development of SE’s maintenance and recovery solutions.
Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Application Design
Presentation Platform: DB2 for z/OS
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Database Performance (DB2 for z/OS)
Abstract: There are many reasons to clone DB2 environments, like for development, DR testing, QA, audit or just to set up a new SAP environment. Cloning procedures aren’t rocket science, but using the right procedure can make it a one knob process that even handles terabytes of data in a fraction of time. This presentation focuses on creating an exact copy of a full subsystem/data sharing group or a subset of objects and shows how to consistently duplicate objects/ without compromising availability. Implementing fast dataset rename steps and your own high speed DSNTIAD can make even a fresh copy of large ERP/CRM systems like SAP available in minutes.
Working on the object level should consider any kind of naming conversion for DB2 objects, working on the subsystem/data sharing group level usually requires to clone into another subsystem or group ID. Non data sharing to data sharing and vice versa can be covered with some extra steps as well as cross DB2 version cloning.
The goal is fully automating cloning scenarios including individual steps. See how easy and flexible cloning can be when exploiting the strengths of XML even for complex scenarios and get introduced to the powerful features your storage technology offers to make it highly efficient and incredibly fast!
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