A database or a copy of the data can be backed up through the creation of a snapshot of a consistent group of volumes.
TSM uses Tivoli Flash Copy Manager (FCM) to initiate and manage automated application-consistent Snapshot backups. FCM puts the application in a backup mode and uses the built-in capabilities of various storage arrays to create application-consistent snapshots. This technology enables rapid recovery of large volumes of information and shortens recovery times.
The purchase of a capacity-based TSM license includes licensing for FCM.