For an initial, baseline transfer for a SnapMirror relationship, you might want to do the transfer using a tape. To do this, you first need to copy the base data to tape.
- At the source system, start the data transfer to tape by using the smtape backup command.
- If you are prompted for another tape, add another tape to the drive, and continue transfer of data to tape by using the smtape continue command.
- Repeat the previous step until the volume is completely copied to tape.