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RE: EMC TimeFinder, and EMC TimeFinder vs Hot Standby

From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 05:30:51 -0800
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I am sorry Jared... 

BCV = Business Continuous Volume.  Basically a third mirror that can be split off and manipulated.  This means you will never, ever, ever lose a disk.  Ever, ever.  EMC knows about any problems long before it gets to the point where you lose a disk, and their support is fantastic.

BCVs are NOT a hot standby database.  Recovering utilizing BCV's is more like recovering from a hot backup to the point in time when the backup was taken.  I suppose you could manipulate them so they are like a hot standby (always re-syncing) but I don't know what kind of overhead that would impose.

SRDF = Symmetrix Remote Data Facility.  Remote mirroring for disaster recovery.

I cannot sing the praises of EMC enough...


-----Original Message-----
From: [] Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 11:20 PM To: Koivu, Lisa
Cc: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: RE: EMC TimeFinder, and EMC TimeFinder vs Hot Standby

Ok, does someone one to define SRDF and BCV for those of us that don't have any idea what you're talking about?


On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Koivu, Lisa wrote:

> Hi Yosi, how are you?
> I can't exactly clarify your fish vs. potatoes, er, timefinder vs. SRDF
> question but I can tell you that we have BCV's implemented here.  We use
> them for backup and recovery (and it's extremely slick and fast, let me tell
> you!  Worth every penny we paid) However you can also mount the BCV's and
> access the data.  Honestly I don't see any reason why I wouldn't be able to
> install Oracle on this server and open up a read-only database on the BCV's.
> Except for maybe the fact that my employer practically chokes when Oracle
> quotes pricing.
> We are running HP/UX.  If you want more specific info, email me directly and
> I'll be glad to answer questions.
> Have a great day...
> Lisa Rutland Koivu
> Oracle Database Administrator
Received on Thu Mar 22 2001 - 07:30:51 CST

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