Perfect. My vendor had some difficulty explaining it.
So basically, you snapshot, then dump it to a different iASP and use that. Very cool. And I can do that from one partition to another?
Snapshopt is called "Flash Copy" because it copies in a "FLASH!" Terrabytes of data all copied in zero time. OK it lies but since it looks like it copied there you go, it did!
You then need something to use that copy with. Something such as PowerHA allows you to flash-copy an iASP with your data then vary it on on a second partition and back it up there.
Alternatively I ahve set up a flashcopy of the entire system, then IPL that as a second partition. Then back that up.
There are a ton of considerations but that's the 100,000 flyover.
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On 8/24/2017 3:18 PM, Joe Pluta wrote:
I'm hearing that SAN storage allows us to do a very fast "snapshot" of the system and then backup from that snapshot. It's supposed to make the backup less intrusive. Is anyone doing something like this?
Thanks in advance!