UBS Hainer is pleased to announce the general availability of BCV5 version 3.1. This new version features performance enhancements and new functionalities that make copying DB2 data faster, easier and more reliable. With a growing amount of data and shrinking batch windows, a full-featured and efficient copying tool is essential in today’s business. BCV5 version 3.1 addresses the need to have business critical production data available around the clock with its unique log apply component that has been significantly enhanced in this release.
Improved BCV6 process
The log apply function has been enhanced to provide improved performance, easier customization, a streamlined job flow and reduced space requirements for work data sets. BCV6 now supports XML tablespaces which allows an improved availability of business critical tables. Support for copying DB2 objects using Flashcopy or other similar hardware-assisted copy facilities speeds up the copy process and saves resources when BCV6 brings the target objects into a consistent state.
Consistent Icebox Backups
Starting with BCV5 version 3.1, it is possible to combine the unique features of the log apply component and the Icebox component. The backups of source table spaces and indexes are automatically made consistent using information from the DB2 log. These consistent backups can be restored at any later point in time into any environment, even if the target is a different DB2 version. This new functionality is available at no extra cost for customers who have licensed both, the Icebox component and the log apply component (also referred to as BCV6).
Support for Sequences
The selection rule function of BCV5 now allows you to select sequence objects. The powerful renaming function of BCV5 also supports sequence objects, which allows changing the sequence objects according to the naming conventions in your target environments. This new feature further reduces the manual efforts that are required for copying DB2 data.
New Graphical Workstation Interface
The workstation client of BCV5 has been redesigned. It now supports the Icebox component (backup and restore tasks) and the new in-flight backup tasks. The ease of use has been improved to make it as easy as possible for the user to setup and execute tasks.
In addition, the UBSSRV started task is not required anymore in order to connect to DB2 or to submit jobs on the mainframe. The workstation client uses the standard JDBC interface of DB2 to access the admin database and allows submitting jobs over a FTP connection.