Tivoli Field Guide - IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
This guide gives practical information for backup and restore of Native Oracle Databases.
Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager uses the copy services capabilities of intelligent disk subsystems to create application aware point-in-time copy (FlashCopy or snapshot) of the production data. This copy is then retained on disk as backup allowing for a very fast restore operation.
In addition to restoring from a point-in-time copy, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager allows mounting the copy on an auxiliary server (backup server) as a logical copy. This copy (instead of the original data on the production server) can then be accessed for further processing, such as creating a subsequent tape backup or performing backup verification functions.