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b. After you click Add, the FlashCopy mapping is listed (Figure 11-27). Click the red X if
the FlashCopy mapping is not the one you want to create. If the FlashCopy mapping is
what you want, click Next to continue.
Figure 11-27 Add FlashCopy mapping
c. Select the preset and adjust the settings (Figure 11-28). Make sure that the settings
meet your requirements, and click Next.
Figure 11-28 Select a preset and make your adjustments
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d. Now you can add the FlashCopy mapping to a consistency group (Figure 11-29). Click
Finish and the FlashCopy mapping is created with the status of Idle.
Figure 11-29 Select a consistency group to add the FlashCopy mapping to
You can also create the FlashCopy mappings in the FlashCopy Mapping window by
clicking New FlashCopy Mapping at the upper left, as shown in Figure 11-30.
Figure 11-30 Create a FlashCopy mapping in the FlashCopy Mappings window
A wizard opens to guide you through the creation of a FlashCopy mapping, and the steps
are the same as creating an advanced FlashCopy mapping using existing target volumes
in the FlashCopy window.
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Starting a FlashCopy mapping
Most of the actions of FlashCopy mapping can be taken both in the FlashCopy window or the
FlashCopy Mapping window. For the actions available in both windows, we show, in the
following sections, the steps in the FlashCopy window, although the steps would be the same
if you were to use the FlashCopy Mapping window.
You can start the mapping by selecting the FlashCopy target volume in the FlashCopy
window and selecting the Start option from the Actions drop-down menu (Figure 11-31). The
status of the FlashCopy mapping changes from Idle to Copying.
Figure 11-31 Start FlashCopy mapping
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Stopping a FlashCopy mapping
The FlashCopy mapping can be stopped by selecting the FlashCopy target volume in the
FlashCopy window and clicking the Stop option from the Actions drop-down menu
(Figure 11-32). After the stopping process completes, the status of the FlashCopy mapping is
changed to Stopped.
Figure 11-32 Stopping a FlashCopy mapping
Renaming the target volume
If the FlashCopy target volumes were created automatically by IBM Storwize V7000 storage
system, the name of the target volumes is the source volume name plus a suffix containing
numbers. The name of the target volumes could be changed to be more meaningful in your
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To change the name of the target volume, select the FlashCopy target volume in the
FlashCopy window and click the Rename Target Volume option from the Actions
drop-down menu (Figure 11-33).
Figure 11-33 Rename a target volume
Input your new name for the target volume (Figure 11-34). Click Rename to finish.
Figure 11-34 Rename a target volume
Renaming a FlashCopy mapping
The FlashCopy mappings are created with names that begin with fcmap. The name of
FlashCopy mappings can be changed to be more meaningful to you.