Preparing for Recovery

The creation of a virtualized mainframe environment requires a significant investment in both capital and time. Once the environment is created, stability is extremely important. The environment must be protected from outages, but if a failure is incurred, there must be a mechanism to recover quickly.

Three techniques for recovering from either system- or user-related failures will be discussed in this chapter. These approaches to recovery provide a wide range of services and can be used individually or combination, based upon the needs of the use case and users.

The first technique is a full backup/restore recovery ...

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