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A05 - DB2 for z/OS - Backup and Recover in a Flash

Topic: 2015 EMEA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

Since the introduction of the FlashCopy technology with DB2 for z/OS back in Version 8 there have been several enhancements to the technology in regards to usage with DB2 for z/OS. John Deere was an early adopter of the technology in our SAP environment. Recently we have started to deploy the technology in our non-SAP environment including utilizing DFSMShsm to offload the FlashCopy volume dumps to tape. This presentation will describe how we have setup our environment, discuss the associated DB2 utilities that interface with FlashCopy and some points to consider in deploying the technology.

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