This IBM Redbook discusses enhancements to the IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server (VTS) in the area of automated tape copying for z/OS systems.
These enhancements broaden the usage of the VTS extensively and make the VTS a possible replacement product for any existing z/OS tape solution. However, they also add another level of complexity in terms of planning for and implementing the Peer-to-Peer VTS solution.
Starting with a detailed description of the architecture and the design of the Peer-to-Peer VTS, we give you a comprehensive overview of all the planning tasks, provide guidance on a wide variety of possible configuration choices, and discuss several possible recovery scenarios as well as considerations for day-to-day operations.
A good knowledge of IBM virtual tape technology is assumed.
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