Advanced Copy OPC

One Point Copy (OPC) enables the creation of a high speed copy of an entire business data volume at any specific point in time.
Unlike EC, with its data synchronization (mirroring) capability the copy volume created by OPC is always separate from the business volume (a point in time copy) and never reflects ongoing updates to the business data.
This means the copy is a snapshot of the business data at the time the OPC request is issued and as such can be backed up to a tape device in parallel with the business operation.
However for subsequent backup, OPC requires that all the data is copied once again. To copy only updated data, QuickOPC[1] is provided.

  • [1]
    QuickOPC is not available with GlobalServer.

Advanced Copy OPC

Applicable Operation

  • Any operations where data copies are required including before/after heavy load transactions such as batch updating.
  • Performing a backup.
  • Performing system test data replication.
  • Restoring backup data. (restoration after replacing a drive when the copy source drive has failed)


  • High-speed backup and near real-time disk-to-disk-to-tape backup extends business operation hours and availability.

Product Requirements

Supported StoragesAll-Flash ArraysETERNUS AF150 S3
ETERNUS AF250 S3/S2, AF250
ETERNUS AF650 S3/S2, AF650
Hybrid Storage SystemsETERNUS DX60 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX100 S5/S4/S3, DX200 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX500 S5/S4/S3, DX600 S5/S4/S3
ETERNUS DX8700 S3/S2, DX8900 S4/S3
ETERNUS DX60 S2, DX80 S2, DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX400 S2 series
Supported ServersGlobalServer, Mission Critical IA Server, UNIX Server
Industry Standard Servers
Operational InterfaceGlobalServerSystemwalker StorageMGR GR/CF
Mission Critical IA Server
UNIX Server
Industry Standard Servers
ETERNUS SF AdvancedCopy Manager

Further Information

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