Cloning a Copy of a STD to a BCV Using SMC

 

Topic

Managing TimeFinder

Selections

Select TimeFinder Action: Managing TimeFinder with Symmetrix Management Console (SMC)

Select a task: Managing TimeFinder/Clone

Select a task: Cloning a copy of a STD to a BCV

 

 

Contents

·             Creating TimeFinder/Clone device pairs. 4

·             Performing TimeFinder/Clone operations. 7

 


 

 

·        Creating TimeFinder/Clone device pairs

 

Overview

This procedure explains how to create device pairs for TimeFinder/Clone operations.

This procedure is from the SMC online help.

 

1.   

Open the dialog

 

Right-click the device group and select Replication, TimeFinder/Clone to open the TimeFinder Wizard.

 

 

Select the Clone Type.

 

2.   

Edit Pairs

Click the Edit Pairs button.

 

 


 

3.   

Select Pairs

Optional: Use the Filters to populate the device lists with specific configurations, device emulation types, and/or device capacity sizes.

 

When you click on a Source device, the Target devices that can be paired with that device display in the Target table. Select both Source and Target devices and click Add to move them to the Device Pair List.

Click Apply to save the device pairs and continue pairing devices; click OK when finished.

 

 

4.   

Select pairs

Select the Action Create.

Select the device pairs or click Select All to select all pairs. Click Next.

 

5.   

 

 

Optional: Select any of the operation Options:

·         Copy: Create full data copy. By omitting this option (default), the device pair state will be in the CopyOnAccess state when activated. Actual copying of the data is deferred until either tracks on the source device are written to, or tracks on the target device are read or written

·         Differential: Used with either the Copy or Precopy option to create an SDDF session for maintaining changed track information. Must be used when creating copy sessions on which you plan on issuing a Restore action

·         PreCopy: Used with the create and recreate actions to start copying tracks in the background before the Clone session is activated

·         Force: Overrides any restrictions and forces the operation, even though one or more of the paired devices may not be in the expected state. Use caution when checking this option because improper use may result in data loss.

 

 

6.   

Click Finish.

 

 

7.   

View the session status

To view the status of the TimeFinder session, select the device group (in Properties view) and click the Clone Query tab.

 

The key things to verify are the session State and the % Copied.

 

 

 

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·        Performing TimeFinder/Clone operations

 

Overview

This procedure explains how to perform a TimeFinder/Clone operation using devices in a device group.

This procedure is from the SMC online help.

 

8.   

Open the dialog

 

Right-click the device group and select Replication, TimeFinder/Clone to open the TimeFinder/Clone Wizard.

 

 

9.   

Enter information

Select the Clone Type Local and the Action Full Establish.

 

 


 

10.  

Select Pairs

Click Select All to select all pairs; otherwise, use the Shift and Ctrl keys to select specific pairs.

(STD to STD) - (BCV to STD) - (Copies from BCV)

 

 

11.  

Click Next.

 

 

12.  

Optional: Select any of the operation Options:

·         Consistent: Creates Clone copies that are consistent with the database up to the point in time that the activation occurs. It suspends writes to the source devices during the activation.

·         Not Ready: Sets the target devices as Not Ready.

·         Force: Overrides any restrictions and forces the operation, even though one or more of the paired devices may not be in the expected state. Use caution when checking this option because improper use may result in data loss.

 

 

13.  

Click Finish.

 

 

14.  

View the session status

To view the status of the TimeFinder session, select the device group (in Properties view) and click the Clone Query tab.

 

The key things to verify are the session State and the % Copied.

 

 

 

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