Updating a FlashCopy session

You can update a FlashCopy® session when you are performing resynchronization of FlashCopy volumes on your IBM® System Storage® external storage units. Resynchronization allows you to make a copy without recopying the entire volume. This process is only possible with a persistent relationship, whereby the storage unit continually tracks updates to the source and target volumes. With persistent relationships, the relationship between the source and target volumes is maintained after the background copy has completed. The FlashCopy session that is created on the IBM i provides a means to manage and monitor activity that is related to the FlashCopy session on the IBM System Storage units.

Updating a FlashCopy when IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i licensed program is installed

To update a FlashCopy session by using the PowerHA graphical interface, follow these steps:
  1. In a Web browser, enter http://mysystem:2001, where mysystem is the host name of the system.
  2. Log on to the system with your user profile and password.
  3. Click PowerHA in the IBM Navigator for i window.
  4. On the PowerHA page, click Independent ASPs.
  5. On the Independent ASPs page, select Details… from the context menu of the independent disk pool that has a FlashCopy you want to update.
  6. On the Independent ASP Details page, select Update from the context menu of the FlashCopy you want to update.
  7. Click Yes on the confirmation panel.