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Copying source to intermediate tape

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.


  1. At the source system, start the data transfer to tape by using the smtape backup command.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat the previous step until the volume is completely copied to tape.