business continuance volume

business continuance volume

A copy of the contents of a disk or drive array at a point in time. Kept off site, the business continuance volume (BCV) is used for disaster recovery. Also called a "business copy volume" or "split mirror." See disaster recovery.
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The zDP feature eliminates the need for mainframe admins to rely on a restore from their Business Continuance Volume (BCV) gold copy file in the event of data corruption.
For example, customers can take a fully independent copy of a Fibre Channel disk-based volume, or SnapView Business Continuance Volume (BCV), and store it on ATA disk technology to run application testing, data warehouse refreshes and backups.
SAN Copy is fully integrated with EMC's TimeFinder and SnapView local replication applications, eliminating the impact to production activities by using Business Continuance Volumes (BCVs) or Snapshots as source volumes so applications stay online throughout the data movement process.
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