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Preface - Pg. xxi

Preface This IBM® Redbook discusses enhancements to the IBM TotalStorage® Virtual Tape Server (VTS) in the area of automated tape copying for z/OS® systems. These enhancements broaden the usage of the VTS extensively and make the VTS a possible replacement product for any existing z/OS tape solution. However, they also add another level of complexity in terms of planning for and implementing the Peer-to-Peer VTS solution. Starting with a detailed description of the architecture and the design of the Peer-to-Peer VTS, we give you a comprehensive overview of all the planning tasks, provide guidance on a wide variety of possible configuration choices, and discuss several possible recovery scenarios as well as considerations for day-to-day operations. A good knowledge of IBM virtual tape technology is assumed. The team that wrote this redbook This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization, San Jose Center. Babette Haeusser is an IBM Certified IT Specialist at the International Technical Support Organization, San Jose Center. She writes extensively and teaches IBM classes worldwide