Welcome to the SAP on IBM i update! With this update, we would like to inform you about a whitepaper that has recently been published by IBM.
As you know, the storage footprint of an SAP system tends to grow over time. This will not only impact overall system performance, but also slow down maintenance tasks like backups and SAP release upgrades. There are many options available to reduce the storage requirements of an SAP system. Some options like housekeeping are provided by the software (SAP and IBM), others – like disk compression – are provided by the hardware.
The white paper "Exploit Storage Resources for SAP on IBM i" summarizes the available hardware and software options, briefly explains how they impact storage resources and provides references to detailed instructions on how to use them. You can find the whitepaper at http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP102202.