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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 26, 2023

I would like VGS to be added to SPS


As part of our Oracle in a SAP environment landscape we do bi-weekly refreshes of PROD onto a QA system.

We also get ad-hoc requests for other clones as well as clones for Projects that means we need to keep a snapshot around for 6-12 months untouched.

This would require the equivalent of a Clone or a traditional NOCOPY Flashcopy from a Remote Mirror.

We currently have 2 FS9500 one each at PROD and QA/DR.

They are using Volume Group Replication Policies and the PROD VG data is being replicated to QA/DR site.

SPS makes use of traditional Flashcopy mappings where FS9500 has a new feature called VGS(Volume Group Snapshot)

Although we can still do FlashCopy on FS9500 this would be counter-intuitive and redundant, since we would be using 2 distinctly different mechanisms to do the same thing.

I am also not sure if when using FlashCopy in the FS9500 is it still CoW or RoW?

Also FlashCopy if managed under SPS does have a managed capacity license whereas with VGS it is part of the effective capacity license of the controller.

It would be very beneficial if this feature can be added/integrated into SPS and also add additional support for the new functionality of the FS9500 Copy Services and Replication.



Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Juan Carlos Jimenez Fuentes
    Apr 28, 2023

    This will be available within IBM Storage Copy Data Management and IBM Storage Defender in the future and available today through CSM. This is not likely to be added to SPS.