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How to Clone a DB2 subsystem in a Hour (F02)

Topic: 2011 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2011-5-3 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
SPEAKERS: Randy Ebersole (IBM )

This presentation will show the process that will allow for a complete clone of a production environment. This creates a mechanism to easily replicate a complete environment for testing, development and performance evaluations. This cloning approach saves hours of setup time and CPU processing hours as it eliminates an unload / load type approach. This presentation will show you the steps needed to implement this process. This presentation is based on the actual implementation of this approach and its use to replicate 8-10 systems on an as needed basis.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced


The Challenges and Why this is helpful - Current process takes too long(30 hrs) and is intrusive into the development process. Without buying additional software, how do you replicate 700 GB quickly and accurately.

Things to Remember - There are specific steps that need to be followed to allow for a successful copy. The source system will be in log suspend mode, UORs need to be managed in conjunction with catmaint.

Planning - SMS Copypool use as well as z/OS Catalog management is key

The process - Details and Details - We'll cover the steps to complete the clone with all of the details provided.

Summary - Different ways to exploit this technology

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