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8074016 Data loss prevention during a fall of a storage device  
A data storage device having fall protection includes a rotatable media platter operable to receive and store data, a read/write head operable to communicate with the media platter by writing the...
8065466 Library apparatus, library system and method for copying logical volume to disk volume in cache disk with smallest access load  
A virtual library apparatus emulates a library apparatus by storing a logical volume on a cache disk. The library apparatus has a first storage medium and a second storage medium. The virtual...
8065498 Backup system, recording/reproduction device, backup device, backup method, program, and integrated circuit  
A content of Copy Once cannot be copied to an external device or the like, even for the purpose of making a backup. This is inconvenient for the user. However, if copying to another device for the...
8060772 Storage redundant array of independent drives  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for managing redundant array of independent drives. In response to a failure of a hard disk in a first RAID array, the...
8055839 Maintaining reserved free space at the end of a physical volume for creating new segments of segmented logical volumes in the reserved free space  
A storage manager application implemented in a first computational device maintains a virtual logical volume having a plurality of segments created by the storage manager application, wherein...
8055870 Tape storage emulation for open systems environments  
A method according to one embodiment is performed in an environment wherein a plurality of backup hosts are connected to a plurality of virtual tape library servers (VTL servers) which in turn are...
8055875 Apparatus and method for automatically defining, deploying and managing hardware and software resources in a logically-partitioned computer system  
A partition wizard allows automatically defining from a set of system requirements a solution profile that defines a combination of hardware and software in multiple logical partitions to satisfy...
8046552 Tracking metadata changes during data copy in a storage system  
Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for tracking metadata changes during copying in a storage system. One embodiment includes a method that uses a bitmap and two fences to track...
8046562 Storage apparatus having virtual-to-actual device addressing scheme  
A storage apparatus includes a storage unit and a controller, wherein control of inputting/outputting data from/to a device provided in said storage unit is executed in accordance with a request...
8041917 Managing server, pool adding method and computer system  
In a computer system, even when the virtual storage capacity of pools is increased, it is possible to keep the availability of each pool at least at a desired level. The managing server compares a...
8041905 Systems and methods for allocating control of storage media in a network environment  
A method for dynamically allocating control of a storage device, the method comprising receiving an access request from a first computer requesting access to a storage device; directing, based...
8041921 Apparatus, system, and method for utilizing tape media segmentation  
An apparatus and system are presented for utilizing tape storage media segmentation to improve data access performance. A segmented tape storage medium within a tape cartridge having a first and...
8041907 Method and system for efficient space management for single-instance-storage volumes  
A method and system for efficient space management for single-instance-storage volumes is provided. A backup module storing data within a collection of containers according to access locality and...
8037276 Computer system, storage area allocation method, and management computer  
Disclosed is a system and method for preventing deterioration in I/O performance of a computer resulted from a use of the same physical disk among different logical volumes. A volume management...
8037243 Installing data storage system software on disk drive systems  
Data storage system software is installed from nonvolatile memory. A storage processor is booted, transferring information stored in a nonvolatile memory module to a disk drive system, thereby...
8032586 Method and system for caching message fragments using an expansion attribute in a fragment link tag  
A method, a system, an apparatus, and a computer program product are presented for a fragment caching methodology. After a message is received at a computing device that contains a cache...
8032729 Computer system and management method for the transfer and replication of data among several storage devices  
Transfer of data and replication of data among several storage devices are executed without imposing a load on the computer connected to the storage system. For example, a first host computer...
8028144 Memory module with reduced access granularity  
A memory module having reduced access granularity. The memory module includes a substrate having signal lines thereon that form a control path and first and second data paths, and further includes...
8028140 Save set bundling for staging  
Backing up data blocks is disclosed. An indication that a first set of one or more backed up data blocks are related at an application level to one or more other sets of one or more backed up data...
8024514 Access control management  
In one embodiment, a cartridge library, comprises a management component comprising a first processor module and a memory medium communicatively connected to the first processor module, an...
8024172 Method and system for emulating tape libraries  
A method and system for emulating tape library commands is disclosed. Tape library commands implemented in response to commands received from a data protection application are emulated in a disk...
8019936 Fast disk start system  
A disk formatter (DF) for a rotating storage medium includes a target sector identification module that determines a block of target sectors of the rotating storage medium based on a read/write...
8019934 Optical disk drive including non-volatile memory and method of operating the same  
An optical disk drive includes a non-volatile memory. The optical disk drive is booted based on driving information stored in the non-volatile memory. When a write command is received from a host,...
8019926 Automatically assigning a multi-dimensional physical address to a data storage device  
A method of assigning a multi-dimensional physical address to a tape-based data storage device is provided. The method includes accessing a first signal from a first communication path...
8019907 Memory controller including a dual-mode memory interconnect  
A memory controller including a dual-mode memory interconnect includes an input/output (I/O) circuit including a plurality of input buffers and a plurality of output drivers. The I/O circuit may...
8015375 Methods, systems, and computer program products for parallel processing and saving tracking information for multiple write requests in a data replication environment including multiple storage devices  
A method of parallel processing and storing tracking information for multiple write requests in a data replication environment including multiple data storage devices is disclosed. According to...
8015568 Disk drive/CPU architecture for distributed computing  
A disk drive is described which executes distributed computing tasks including a CPU and associated memory. The communication interface with the host computer is modified to allow the host...
8015345 Optimized flash memory access method and device  
A method for accessing a non volatile memory device including at least one group or sector of memory cells divided into regions programmable with two different data storage densities and...
8006063 Management method and a management system for volume  
It is made possible to update information registered in a database of iSNS, SLP and the like in response to a configurational change in a storage device, and for a host computer to discover a disk...
8006035 Method for analyzing performance information  
A computer system having a management computer, a storage system including a plurality of RAID groups and a plurality of ports used for accessing storage areas in the plurality of RAID groups, and...
8004409 Wireless personal information carrier having logic for connecting a battery only during data transfers  
An information carrier in a preferred embodiment is worn like a dog-tag and carries data such as medical information. The tag operates wirelessly, communicating with a nearby reader which...
8006027 Method of staging small writes on a large sector disk drive  
A write command is received from a host computer at a disk drive having a disk. The write command is associated with a data block and a logical block address of the data block, and a logical...
8005918 Data storage devices having IP capable partitions  
A storage device (300) has partitions (310A, 310B, 310C, 320A, 320B, 320C, 330) that are separately addressed by distinct IP addresses (IP1, IP2, IP3, IP4, IP5, IP7, IP9). This allows direct...
8006034 Information recording medium, recording and/or reproducing apparatus, and recording and/or reproducing method  
An information recording medium, recording and/or reproducing apparatuses, and recording and/or reproducing methods which enable effective management of a last data recording address of a data...
8006032 Optimal solution to control data channels  
A dynamic random access memory (DRAM) controller may comprise two sub-controllers, each capable of handling a respective N-bit interface (e.g. 64-bit interface). Each sub-controller may also be...
8000052 Cartridge refresh and verify  
A method according to one embodiment of the present invention includes receiving an instruction to perform a verification operation on a media cartridge having a tape wrapped around a spool;...
8001321 Digital device configuration and method  
A digital Storage Element is described. A device is configured including a Storage Element for access by a user responsive to a native control code. A processing arrangement executes a control...
7996639 Method for managing volume groups considering storage tiers  
A tiered storage system according to the present invention provides for the management of migration groups. When a migration group is defined, a reference tier position is determined and the...
7996728 Computer system or performance management method of computer system  
This invention provides a system including a computer and a storage-subsystem comprising at least either a first storage area for storing data sent from the computer or a second storage area to be...
7996635 Offsite management using disk based tape library and vault system  
A method for archiving data from a first disk-based storage device to a second disk-based storage device includes moving an emulated tape from a first element to a second element simulatively...
7991949 Embedded virtual media  
A method and an optical storage medium are provided for storing data to and accessing data from an embedded virtual medium within the optical storage medium. Information describing the embedded...
7991954 Memory module, memory system, and information device  
A memory system including ROM and RAM in which reading and writing are enabled. A memory system includes a non-volatile memory (FLASH), DRAM, a control circuit, and an information processing...
7991971 State management for transactional backup consistency  
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to transactions. In aspects, a consistency requester such as a shadow copy service requests to have a consistent view of a set of resources....
7984236 Data transfer  
A virtual tape library including a module which is operable to issue input and output commands to a tape drive connected to the virtual tape library, wherein an input command is a command to write...
7979602 Method and system for storing memory compressed data onto memory compressed disks  
A method (and system) of storing information, includes storing main memory compressed information onto a memory compressed disk, where pages are stored and retrieved individually, without...
7978721 Multi-serial interface stacked-die memory architecture  
Systems and methods disclosed herein substantially concurrently transfer a plurality of streams of commands, addresses, and/or data across a corresponding plurality of serialized communication...
7979664 Method, system, and article of manufacture for returning empty physical volumes to a storage pool based on a threshold and an elapsed time period  
Provided are a method, system and article of manufacture for return processing in storage pools. A plurality of physical volumes are allocated to a first storage pool. A determination is made...
7975123 Computer system, management computer and storage system, and storage area allocation amount controlling method  
To provide a computer system, a management computer and a storage system, and a storage area allocation amount controlling method for improving I/O performance of the host computer. In a computer...
7966471 Storage controller and method for control of a data storage device  
A storage controller of the present invention can input and output data even when the track size, which is the host management unit, is not consistent with the block size of the storage device. A...
7962645 Apparatus, system, and method for automatically mapping a tape library system  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for automatically and transparently mapping tape drives within tape libraries to IP addresses. In one embodiment, the tape library includes, a DHCP...