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SRDF & BCV's

surendranath
Advisor

SRDF & BCV's

Could someone please explain clearly or send any links related to SRDF and BCV's?. This is extremely urgent.
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Sandeep_Chaudhary
Trusted Contributor

Re: SRDF & BCV's

SRDF is used for replication in EMC whereeas BCV is used in XP storage. which storage u exactly using. I have add document for XP Raid Manager.

I couldnt able to attach docs. It give size error.

Just serch fot XP Raid manager document pon ITRC u will get doc for XP BCV
surendranath
Advisor

Re: SRDF & BCV's

ok Thanks. Will do.
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: SRDF & BCV's

SRDF = EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility - disk based replication product.

BCV = EMC Business Continuance Volume - a copy of a LUN/disk in the same disk array (for EMC Timefinder) or a different disk array (EMC SRDF)

Neither have much to do with XP Disk arrays, except the equivalent of a BCV on a XP disk array is a Business Copy (or BC), which often gets confused with BCVs as they are functionally similar allbeit different products from different comapnies.

Some references:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRDF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Continuance_Volume
http://www.emc.com/products/family/srdf-family.htm

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan

Re: SRDF & BCV's

As this is for an EMC product, I suggest you visit their web site
http://www.emc.com
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: SRDF & BCV's

Hi, maybe this thread could help:
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1251005
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Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: SRDF & BCV's

SRDF is the EMC product for replicating data between storage arrays. Obviously this requires sufficient bandwidth and the ability to communicate between remote arrays.
http://www.emc.com/products/family/srdf-family.htm

BCV (business continuance volume) is to put it simply the ability to attach an additional disk (i.e. another mirror disk); sync the data to the new mirror; and then split the disk off and mount it on another server. This can be completed automated by scripts and works great for making a good clean copy of production data and mounting them elsewhere for clean cold backups at your convenience. Product is called TimeFinder.
http://www.emc.com/products/family/time-finder-family.htm

Rrds,
Rita