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The Many Uses of FlashCopy with DB2 for z/OS

Topic: 2013 AU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

FlashCopy makes it possible to create, nearly instantaneously, point-in-time copies of entire logical volumes or data sets. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, and DB2 for z/OS utilities have started to make more and more use of FlashCopy technology. This presentation will introduce the copy options supported by FlashCopy and show how DB2 for z/OS can exploit them. It will provide hints and tips on how to set up your environment. It will also address common pitfalls, including all the gotchas of combining FlashCopy and IBM Remote Copy Services: Metro Mirror (PPRC), z/OS Global Mirror (XRC), Global Copy and Global Mirror.

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