I would look at a couple of things.
You have two DS6000 systems and it sounds like you are replicating volumes on primary to DR. You should set up IASP on both systems and use Copy Services toolkit to replicate volumes between primary and DR luns. You may be able to use metro mirror depending on the distance between machines. If this is a DR machine, you should be able to remove the disks and replicate the data from your source to your target.
Your IASP should not take 5 hours to vary on, something seems strange. We have a 1TB IASP that takes aprox 15 minutes to vary on. I would check the joblog to see what is causing the long vary on time.


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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark_Sutherland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 7:13 AM
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Subject: ASP Problem

As part of our company we hold a vast amount of images which is constantly
expanding, by around 15,000 a day. We recently created a DR machine to
house a duplicate of all of this information hosted on our primary System.
We have 2 DS6000 one attached to each system. On the primary systems the
device was added as an IASP (Indipendet auxiliary Storage pool), where it
can be taken of line with the WRKCFGSTS *DEV command, this works fine,
although due to it's size it take around 5 Hours to vary on (with lot of
memory in the machine pool). However on our backup machine The DS6000 was
added as an ASP (ASP2 more precisely), this has caused us numerous
headaches, the first is the ability to before a FULLSYSSAV as the save
operation starts to save ASP2, which is not appropriate due to the size.
The second is our inability to run a RCLSTG, recommend by IBM for a
previous problem we had with the machine, as again it runs the command on
ASP2. We have tried an unmount of the directory but to no avail, as it
still attempts to run the save and the reclaim disk on the directory. Has
anyone got any ideas how we could resolve our problems, with out the need
to wipe the disks?


Mark Sutherland
Jordans Information Systems
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