Pascal Ruckebusch


Learn how to use from IBM i the SnapShot/FlashCopy ‘magic’ function (and reduce daily work)

Learn how to configure and (automatically) manage your IBM i and your external storage to take advantage of the FlashCopy/SnapShot technology. 

This ‘magic’ function can save plenty of daily work to IBM i users, by transforming many hours operations into a few minutes, e.g. : Pre-prod or UAT environments refresh, easy roll back to a clean Database (or IFS) after incidents (corruption, errors, loss), daily backups (and even Save21) performed in less than 2 minutes.

Learning Objectives:

– Understand this external storage technology and discover many interests by using it.

– Learn how to start and use it for and from an IBM i partition, manually or by program.

– Get the list of elements, tips and gotchas to take care of when cloning a partition.

Not at all a product presentation, but an education session to become able to manage the Snapshot (FlashCopy) function for IBM i IT people:  prod manager, system administrator, storage responsible, automation director, …