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DB2 z/OS Cloning - What's new and faster? (A12)

Topic: 2011 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2011-5-5 (02:45 PM - 03:45 PM)

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 tools can make it a one knob process that even handles terabytes of data in a fraction of time. Homogeneous System Copy for DB2 z/OS (HSC) is a cloning tool that creates an exact copy of a full subsystem/data sharing group or a subset of objects. It allows to consistently clone without compromising availability. Fast dataset rename and high speed DSNTIAD makes even a fresh copy of large ERP/CRM systems like SAP available in minutes. Working on the object level allows any kind of naming conversion for DB2 objects, working on the subsystem/data sharing group level allows to clone into another subsystem or group ID. Non data sharing to data sharing and vice versa is supported as well as cross DB2 version cloning. The tool allows to fully automating cloning scenarios including individual steps through a flexible XML interface. See how easy and flexible cloning can be and get introduced to a highly efficient solution that exploits and enriches your storage technology.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced


Cloning basics. Learn what type of cloning is the right choice for a given requirement. Get aware of the gotchas and the shortcuts. See what to take care of - beyond DB2

HSC key benefits. Understand the benefits using HSC. See how you can exploit instant copy technology, like FlashcopyGet introduced to DB2 cross version cloning

HSC in-depth. Get introduced to the powerful XML scenario definition. Learn how you can apply any desired naming conversion. Discover an easy path to DB2 Data Sharing

Tips and Tricks. Get an overview about cloning costs considerations. Be aware of the Do's and Don't's

This presentation gives a deep insight of DB2 z/OS cloning szenarios. It includes some real world szenarios that may give you some great ideas how you can improve your cloning procedures, or just learn in advance how you can make even the most complex course of actions a one know solution.

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