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Storage Migration

Storage Migration

Non-disruptive Data Migration

Fast and Safe Non-Disruptive DASD Migration (FDRPAS)

  • Reduces the disruption and application downtime associated with moving whole DASD volumes to new devices.
  • Migrates DASD volumes within a single system or attached to multiple systems or LPARS in a shared-DASD sysplex environment.
  • Multiple volumes, as many as 8,000 or more, can be swapped concurrently and non-disruptively with operating systems, applications, and online systems with users unaware that volumes are swapping to new devices.
  • Supports the major hardware providers including IBM, EMC, Hitachi, and Sun StorageTek. Swapping can occur between disks of the same type and vendor, or between disks of different vendors.

Non-Disruptive Migration of z/VM and Linux (FDRPASVM)

  • Reduces disruption and application downtime associated with moving whole DASD volumes to new devices for z/VM and Linux on Z volumes.
  • Can be used to swap multiple volumes concurrently and non-disruptively for z/VM users while tracking all updates made by z/VM and virtual machine guests.
  • Supports non-disruptive migration of volumes containing z/VM mini-disks, full pack mini-disks, volumes dedicated to CMS users, Linux on Z, and other guests’ file systems.

Quick and Secure Data Erasure (FDRERASE)

  • Quickly and securely erases z/OS DASD data from disk volumes.
  • Useful at the end of a disaster recovery exercise when decommissioning a disk control unit; after re-assigning disk volumes; or when it is necessary to erase residual data to meet auditing requirements.
  • Has earned multiple industry certifications including the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) evaluation and Common Criteria EAL2 Augmented validation for disk erasure. Complies with U.S. Government guidelines for erasing computer disks prior to disposal.

High-Speed Dataset Move and Volume Consolidation (FDRMOVE)

  • Provides a minimally disruptive dataset level movement of data from single and multi-volume VSAM and non-VSAM datasets on SMS and non-SMS volumes.
  • Allows smaller devices to be consolidated to larger devices.

Tape Conversion and Stacking (FATSCOPY)

  • A z/OS tape copy, consolidation, migration, and conversion solution that automates the process of copying and re-cataloging tape-based datasets from one tape media to another including Virtual Tape, Vtape, and VTS systems.
  • Supports copying individual files or the entire contents of one or more tape volumes.
  • Automatically stacks and consolidates files onto output tapes and re-catalogs moved files to the new tapes.
  • Supports “tape-based” and “tape-less” systems including IBM TS7700, Oracle VTS, EMC DLm, Bus-Tech MDL, Fujitsu Centricstor, and Hitachi VTF.
  • Supports Tape Management Systems including BMC Control-M/Tape, IBM RMM, CA 1, CA TLMS, and ASG Zara.

Tape Media Utilities (FATS/FATAR)

  • A highly functional tool for z/OS magnetic tape with features for secure data erasure for full or partial tape, tape mapping, tape error recovery, tape labeling, tape media certification and verification of legacy, historical, and archive tapes.
  • Supports stacking multiple data-sets on a single tape. When combined with FATSCOPY it can automate the process of periodically locating inefficient tape data sets and stacking them as consecutive files on fewer tape volumes.
  • Allows erasure of some or all data on a z/OS tape including the residual data that lies beyond the current “end-of-tape” marker.