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US20140032833 Dynamic Disk Space Management In A File System  
Dynamic disk space management in a file system, including: assigning, by a disk utilization manager upon creation of each file in the file system, a unique identifier to the file; tracking, by the...
US20110161281 Distributed Transaction Management in a Distributed Shared Disk Cluster Environment  
Systems, methods, computer program product embodiments are provided for maintaining transaction consistency for distributed transactions in a distributed shared disk cluster environment. An...
US20140181397 SYNCHRONOUS MANAGEMENT OF DISK FLUSH REQUESTS  
In a process for migrating a virtual machine's storage from a source disk to a destination disk, a virtual machine monitor (VMM) records a source-generation count representing contents on the...
US20110197022 Virtual Disk Manipulation Operations  
Described is a technology by which a virtual hard disk is able to continue servicing virtual disk I/O (reads and writes) while a meta-operation (e.g., copying, moving, deleting, merging,...
US20110238907 WAKE-AHEAD BASED ON PATTERNS  
A method may include detecting an event, determining whether the event correlates to a hard disk access, requesting a wake-ahead of a hard disk drive if it is determined that the event correlates...
US20110131193 On Demand Locking of Retained Resources in a Distributed Shared Disk Cluster Environment  
Systems, methods, computer program product embodiments are provided for locking retained resources of database information in a distributed shared disk cluster environment. An embodiment includes...
US20110022901 METHOD FOR TESTING HARD DISKS UNDER AN EXTENSIBLE FIRMWARE INTERFACE  
A method for testing hard disks under an extensible firmware interface (EFI) provides a device tree of hard disks. Nodes of the device tree represent block devices or file systems of the hard...
US20140365724 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING DISK PARTITION FORMAT  
An electronic device includes a hard disk drive for data storage. One or more programs are executed to cause the electronic device to perform a disk partition format conversion procedure. The...
US20130311718 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING GOLDEN MASTER  
A system and method of making golden master is disclosed. A user image is burned to a hard disk drive. The user image includes a first user partition and a second user partition. A first user...
US20130036252 PRACTICAL CODE LIST CACHE FOR VALUE HELP  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for providing value help. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving,...
US20110178992 FILE MANAGEMENT METHOD OF SERVER  
A file management method of a server is implemented on a Linux operating system of the server. The method includes the steps of determining if there is a file deleted; when the result is yes,...
US20140325283 SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING MOUNT CATALOGS FOR RAPID VOLUME MOUNT  
Systems and methods which provide mount catalogs to facilitate rapid volume mount are shown. A mount catalog of embodiments may be provided for each aggregate containing volumes to be mounted by a...
US20060136688 Redundant SAS storage virtualization subsystem and system using the same, and method therefor  
A redundant external storage virtualization computer system. The redundant storage virtualization computer system includes a host entity for issuing an IO request, a redundant external SAS storage...
US20110010515 BACKUP OF VIRTUAL MACHINES USING CLONED VIRTUAL MACHINES  
A system and method for creating a backup of a virtual machine running on a host computer is described herein. The system and method operate by creating a copy or “clone” of a virtual machine...
US20120151132 TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMIC DISK PERSONALIZATION  
Techniques for dynamic disk personalization are provided. A virtual image that is used to create an instance of a virtual machine (VM) is altered so that disk access operations are intercepted...
US20110202714 TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMIC DISK PERSONALIZATION  
Techniques for dynamic disk personalization are provided. A virtual image that is used to create an instance of a virtual machine (VM) is altered so that disk access operations are intercepted...
US20110258482 Memory Management and Recovery for Datacenters  
A system including a plurality of servers, a client, and a metadata server is described herein. The servers each store tracts of data, a plurality of the tracts comprising a byte sequence and...
US20140149636 INTEGRATED ARCHIVAL SYSTEM  
Embodiments are disclosed for presenting a digital content item comprising a plurality of content portions. One example embodiment includes a computing device comprising a primary content storage...
US20090144347 STORAGE VOLUME SPANNING WITH INTELLIGENT FILE PLACEMENT AND/OR REARRANGEMENT  
In some embodiments a determination is made as to whether a file is to be placed on a slower drive of a logical storage volume span or a faster drive of the logical storage volume span. The file...
US20110246714 MIGRATING CLIENT OPERATING SYSTEMS TO REMOTE STORAGE  
Embodiments generally provide a utility for migrating an existing user operating system to a remote storage device. A utility for migrating user operating systems according to embodiments...
US20110208908 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH AVAILABILITY (HA) PROTECTION OF A RUNNING VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM)  
High availability (HA) protection is provided for an executing virtual machine. A standby server provides a disk buffer that stores disk writes associated with a virtual machine executing on an...
US20100082879 PRIORITY COMMAND QUEUES FOR LOW LATENCY SOLID STATE DRIVES  
A method, apparatus, and system of a priority command queues for low latency solid state drives are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system of a storage system includes a command sorter to...
US20110276538 CLOUD STORAGE SOLUTION FOR READING AND WRITING FILES  
Systems and methods of the present invention provide for a user uploading a file and a customized metadata about the file to a file storage system, and reading the same back upon request. This...
US20100049902 STORAGE SUBSYSTEM AND STORAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING STORAGE SUBSYSTEM  
To provide a storage subsystem in which, even when plural types of storage devices are provided, write processing from a cache memory to the plural types of storage devices is not delayed. Even...
US20150134899 REACTIONARY BACKUP SCHEDULING AROUND MEANTIME BETWEEN FAILURES OF DATA ORIGINATION  
A processor-implemented method for providing a reactionary backup scheduling of a hard disk drive is provided. The method may include monitoring a disk usage of the hard disk drive and comparing...
US20100312959 SPATIAL LOCALITY OF FILE SYSTEM BLOCK ALLOCATIONS FOR RELATED ITEMS  
Example apparatus, methods, and computers facilitate improving spatial locality of file system block allocations for related items. One example method includes accessing a block allocation request...
US20110145496 TRACE-ASSISTED STARTUP OPTIMIZATION FROM A VIRTUAL DISK  
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages the use of a virtual disk. During operation, the system obtains trace data associated with a startup process that reads blocks from the...
US20090125675 Storage apparatus and logical volume migration method  
This storage apparatus includes a first logical volume migration unit for migrating the logical volume of a first storage area targeted for power source shutdown to a second storage area that is...
US20100049931 Copying Logical Disk Mappings Between Arrays  
In one embodiment, a storage controller comprises a first port that provides an interface to a host computer, a second port that provides an interface to a storage device, a processor, and a...
US20120042122 STORAGE CAPACITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN DYNAMIC AREA PROVISIONING STORAGE  
Provided is a capacity monitoring method for use with a computer system including one or more application computers, one or more storage systems, and a management computer. The storage system...
US20130290624 TRANSFERRING LEARNING METADATA BETWEEN STORAGE SERVERS HAVING CLUSTERS VIA COPY SERVICES OPERATIONS ON A SHARED VIRTUAL LOGICAL UNIT THAT STORES THE LEARNING METADATA  
A virtual logical unit that stores learning metadata is allocated in a first storage server having a first plurality of clusters, wherein the learning metadata indicates a type of storage device...
US20130254479 METHOD FOR TRACKING CHANGES IN VIRTUAL DISKS  
Systems and methods for tracking changes and performing backups to a storage device are provided. For virtual disks of a virtual machine, changes are tracked from outside the virtual machine in...
US20050166011 System for consolidating disk storage space of grid computers into a single virtual disk drive  
A system is disclosed for creating a virtual disk storage construct using disk storage consolidated from at least two grid computers of a computing grid. A method of the system includes locating...
US20130097374 EFFICIENT VOLUME MANAGER HOT SWAPPING  
A method of updating an extent map is described. The method includes providing in a memory an instance of a first version of the extent map, wherein the instance is referenced by an application....
US20130346687 MODULE SELF-DISCOVERY IN A STORAGE LIBRARY  
Embodiments include systems and methods for detecting logical presence and location of modules, detecting physical presence and location of modules, and mapping the logical and physical locations...
US20120066446 PHYSICAL TO VIRTUAL DISKS CREATION (P2V) METHOD, BY HARVESTING DATA FROM CRITICAL SECTORS  
A virtual disk can be created by using data from critical sectors of a primary physical disk. The creation of a virtual disk involves receiving sector numbers and corresponding data for critical...
US20140047171 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CACHING INFORMATION  
A system and method is provided wherein, in one aspect, a currently-requested item of information is stored in a cache based on whether it has been previously requested and, if so, the time of the...
US20110047317 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CACHING INFORMATION  
A system and method is provided wherein, in one aspect, a currently-requested item of information is stored in a cache based on whether it has been previously requested and, if so, the time of the...
US20110231602 NON-DISRUPTIVE DISK OWNERSHIP CHANGE IN DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEMS  
Non-disruptive disk ownership change in a distributed storage system is disclosed. The distributed storage system may having a first storage controller for managing a first storage pool, and a...
US20050038971 Adjustment of free storage capacity for improved usage  
The free capacity of a storage device associated with an information processing apparatus is altered so that an application program running on the information processing apparatus and using the...
US20050182897 Method for partitioning hard disc drive and hard disc drive adapted thereto  
A method to partition a hard disc drive which conceals part of a storage region in a hard disc drive from the outside to thereby heighten a security of data, and a hard disc drive configured for...
US20050005063 JBOD SUBSYSTEM AND EXTERNAL EMULATION CONTROLLER THEREOF  
A JBOD subsystem for providing storage to a host entity. The JBOD subsystem contains at least one external JBOD emulation controller coupled to the host entity for emulating IO operations in...
US20070245076 VOLATILE STORAGE DEVICE AND SERIAL MIXED STORAGE SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME  
A volatile storage device and a serial mixed storage system having the same are provided. The system includes an access controller, a data transmission interface, a volatile storage module, a...
US20100306434 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCALABLE STORAGE MANAGEMENT  
Systems and methods for management of scalable storage architectures are disclosed. The system includes one or more storage backplanes, each storage backplane configured to interface with one or...
US20070050538 Smart scalable storage switch architecture  
A method and system for providing advanced storage features using commodity, consumer-level storage devices is provided. The advanced storage system is a component that is connected between the...
US20070156952 Digital storage safe  
In some embodiments a digital storage safe includes a storage device, a disaster resistant container enclosing the storage device, and a connector that may be coupled to a device external to the...
US20110145723 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDIRECTING CLIENT-SIDE STORAGE OPERATIONS  
A method and system for redirecting client-side storage operations to a remote storage device. A user agent module executing on a client device receives a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)...
US20110185120 METHOD FOR PLACEMENT OF VIRTUAL VOLUME HOT-SPOTS IN STORAGE POOLS USING ONGOING LOAD MEASUREMENTS AND RANKING  
The present invention is directed to a method for providing data element placement in a storage system via a Dynamic Storage Tiering (DST) mechanism, such that improved system efficiency is...
US20110040568 ADAPTIVE POWER CONSERVATION IN STORAGE CLUSTERS  
Each node and volume in a fixed-content storage cluster makes an independent decision whether to reduce power consumption based on lack of requests from client applications and nodes over a...
US20050010835 Autonomic non-invasive backup and storage appliance  
A system and method for backup data storage and retrieval which does not require a program to be installed on the host computer system. The system and method may operate over a network. A system...