BCV4 / Fast Subsystem Cloning

BCV4 clones Db2 subsystems running on z/OS

Setting up and executing homogeneous system copies of Db2 database systems become simple job streams with BCV4. It is an essential tool for creating SAP or PeopleSoft test environments, and general QA system refreshes.

BCV4 supports stand-alone Db2 subsystems and data sharing groups and is compatible with copy services such as native ADRDSSU, Flashcopy, or Snapshot. It automates the entire process: It renames data sets, changes VTOCs and VVDSs, creates new catalogs, recatalogs all data sets and makes the new Db2 subsystem clone usable right away.

Easy to use

BCV4 is easy to install and execute. A cloning task is set up using an intuitive ISPF based interface. In a few panels, you specify the details of the task, such as involved volumes, source and target subsystem name, ICF catalog options, DDF parameters and a few more. Then, BCV4 creates the entire job stream from start to finish. You can execute the jobs manually or use a job scheduler. This eliminates labor intensive, error prone manual work. Once set up, a clone task can be executed as often as needed.

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  • Clones entire Db2 and IMS systems at benchmark setting speeds

  • Automates the cloning process

  • Reduces manual tasks to a minimum
  • Eliminates keystroke errors

  • Compatible with Timefinder, Snapshot, Flashcopy,  Shadow Image etc.

  • Creates SAP/Peoplesoft/Db2 clones for test environments
  • Creates testbeds for release changes, upgrades, new versions and function levels

  • Allows cloning of Db2 systems in non-stop 24×7 environment

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