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8245226 Offline migration from prior operating system installation  
Migration of data relevant to, or associated with, one or more users from a prior operating system installation to a new operating system installation can be performed with reference to an archive...
8244998 Optimized backup for a clustered storage system  
A system and method for backing up data from a clustered storage system are described herein. The method may operate to automatically determine the configuration of the clustered storage system,...
8244991 Systems, methods, and apparatus for subdividing data for storage in a dispersed data storage grid  
An efficient method for breaking source data into smaller data subsets and storing those subsets along with coded information about some of the other data subsets on different storage nodes such...
8244996 Hierarchical storage apparatus, control device, and control method  
A storage apparatus includes a first storage device that primarily stores data, a second storage device, having a property differing from the first storage device, that secondarily stores the...
8244685 Data restoration utilizing forward and backward deltas  
A restoration technique includes storing a collection of blocks having (i) a first baseline of blocks defining a file at a first time within a predefined window, (ii) older blocks, and (iii) newer...
8244974 Method and system for equalizing usage of storage media  
A method is presented for using a hard disk drive which contains a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) and a computer-usable disk medium. A usage value is maintained for the number of...
8244997 Storage controller, storage system, and storage controller control method  
A storage controller of the present invention can specify an updated file based on an updated block detected when a differential backup is carried out for a plurality of generations, and can carry...
8239646 Online virtual machine disk migration  
A method for migrating a virtual machine disk (VM disk) from first physical storage to second physical storage while the virtual machine (VM) is running, the method comprising: (a) taking a...
8239344 Data replication among storage systems  
A first storage system stores information relating to the updating of data stored in that system as a journal. More specifically, the journal is composed of a copy of data that was used for...
8238204 Apparatus and method for managing key in library apparatus  
In order to facilitate the management of the hardware key of a library apparatus employing the LTO system, a write function of a noncontact memory (CM: cartridge memory) contained in an LTO tape...
8239643 Non-volatile memory and method with control data management  
In a nonvolatile memory with block management system, critical data such as control data for the block management system is maintained in duplicates. Various methods are described for robustly...
8239644 Control device of a storage system comprising storage devices of a plurality of types  
A control device of a storage system that includes a plurality of storage devices including a first type of storage device, including: a memory which stores an archive deadline of archive target...
8239647 User interface indicator for mobile device backup status  
Systems and methods are provided for performing data backup of a communication device. Data backup can occur automatically or manually. A data backup status indicator is displayed on the...
8234471 Remote copy method and remote copy system  
A remote copy system includes: a first storage system having a first logical volume accompanied with a first plurality of disk drives in the first storage system; a second storage system having a...
8234442 Method and apparatus for in-place hold and preservation operation on objects in content addressable storage  
A method and apparatus for performing a hold operation while keeping the data in place as the data is in a hold state. Such a method and apparatus substantially eliminates the need for a copy...
8234469 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...
8234465 Disaster recovery using mirrored network attached storage  
A system, architecture for initializing and utilizing a mirrored Network Attached Storage (NAS) system is described. The architecture includes a plurality of processing layers that define and...
8234475 Save set bundling for staging  
Backing up data blocks is disclosed, including: receiving an indication that a first backed up data block is to be processed; determining that the first backed up data block and a second backed up...
8234474 Method of constructing replication environment and storage system  
A management computer collects a usage condition of a volume from a host computer and a storage apparatus at each site, consolidates management thereof, and prevents a volume from duplicating...
8234464 Hybrid storage data migration by selective data removal  
A hybrid data storage system is one which has data storage clusters of different types. In a hybrid data storage system, at least one first data storage cluster is configured to store data and has...
8230185 Method for optimizing cleaning of maps in FlashCopy cascades containing incremental maps  
A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code having programming instructions tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium. The programming...
8230188 Storage management apparatus, storage system, and storage management method  
A storage management apparatus controls the storage device such that data is redundantly stored in each of an opened area and a closed area. The storage management apparatus includes an area...
8229892 Storage apparatus and data restoring method used therein  
A storage apparatus includes a processor to control the apparatus according to a process including creating, in each of the management areas in response to the restore execution instruction from...
8225059 Remote copy system and remote copy control method  
Proposed are a remote copy system and a remote copy control method capable of performing the operation of remote copy according to the user's usage status. Resource information representing a...
8225040 Systems and methods for redundant data storage  
A computer-implemented method for redundant data storage may include identifying a storage system. The computer-implemented method may also include identifying a unit of data to be redundantly...
8225054 Method and system to locate a storage device  
A request is received from a client machine via a web interface for content presented on a web page. A globally unique identifier (GUID) that is associated with the user is accessed and a number...
8224779 Data management apparatus and data management system  
In order to prevent leakage of prescribed information (such as highly confidential information, for example) stored in a data management apparatus via a storage device external to such data...
8219765 Data network and a method of regeneration of the recording state of digital data in a data network  
A method of regeneration of a recording state of digital data stored in a node of a data network, the method including the steps of classifying files stored in the node, periodically writing a...
8219777 Virtual storage systems, virtual storage methods and methods of over committing a virtual raid storage system  
Virtual storage systems, virtual storage methods and methods of over committing a virtual RAID storage system are described. According to one aspect, a virtual storage system includes a virtual...
8214377 Method, system, and program for managing groups of objects when there are different group types  
Provided are a method, system, and program for managing storage objects. Storage object information is provided for each storage object, wherein the storage object information indicates at least...
8214589 Data storage system redundancy scheme verification  
Data storage systems are provided. Some embodiments of data storage systems include a storage device controller and a plurality of storage devices. The plurality of storage devices are...
8214584 Secure virtual tape management system with early read support options  
A secure virtual tape management system with early read support options. The system includes at least two mainframe hosts having a catalog storing tape related information. A primary virtual tape...
8214610 Managing backup device metadata in a high availability disk subsystem  
A system includes a data storage device, a controller coupled with the data storage device, a backup device coupled with the controller for backing up a modified portion of data and volatile...
8209507 Storage device and information management system  
Using a snapshot function, a remote copy is efficiently created. Data for a snapshot is converted into a first bitmap of differential data for a remote copy. The conversion is performed in advance...
8209505 Storage system and method of taking over logical unit in storage system  
A storage apparatus includes a drive unit in which a logical unit is formed, and a controller unit for accessing the logical unit by controlling the drive unit according to an access request sent...
8204852 Database and index organization for enhanced document retrieval  
A customized, specialty-oriented database and index, of a subject matter area and methods for constructing and using such a database are provided. Selection and indexing of articles is done by...
8205048 Storage device with enclosure power control  
The present invention makes is possible to appropriately set the power saving control of the storage device from the management device of the storage device. In addition, the storage device...
8204860 Methods and systems for snapshot reconstitution  
A method, computer readable medium, and a system for reconstituting a virtual snapshot of files in a file virtualization system includes forming at a file virtualization device a virtual snapshot...
8200801 Simultaneous data backup in a computer system  
A data processing system using a client-server configuration includes a method and apparatus for simultaneously generating multiple copies of data sets in multiple storage pools. Simultaneous...
8199911 Secure encryption algorithm for data deduplication on untrusted storage  
Various methods and systems for performing data deduplication when encrypting data for storage on an untrusted storage system are disclosed. One method involves generating an encryption key for...
8200885 Hybrid memory system with backup power source and multiple backup an restore methodology  
A memory subsystem includes a volatile memory and a nonvolatile memory. A controller includes logic to interface the volatile memory to an external system, so that the volatile memory is...
8200860 Apparatus and method to perform a version pre-check of a storage controller command  
A method to perform a version pre-check of a storage controller command, wherein the method extracts a plurality of objects from a storage controller command, and determines, without querying the...
8200916 Write set boundary management in support of asynchronous update of secondary storage  
A color control node includes an interface for communicating with multiple storage controllers, wherein the storage controllers maintain a primary storage system at a primary site and a secondary...
8200888 Seek time emulation for solid state drives  
Methods and apparatuses for delaying execution of input/output (I/O) requests for solid state drives are contemplated. Some embodiments comprise receiving I/O requests for a solid state drive and...
8200633 Database backup and restore with integrated index reorganization  
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for reorganizing a source index tree of a database table resulting in a target index tree of the database table is provided. A backup...
8195619 Extent reference count update system and method  
Systems and methods for extent reference count updates are presented. In one embodiment; a reference count update method includes: receiving an indication of new reference association with an...
8195906 Method and system for cascaded flashcopy zoning and algorithm and/or computer program code and method implementing the same  
A method of performing cascaded flashcopy (FC) including starting a flashcopy map when a target disk is already a source of an active FC map. A computer storage system includes a configuration...
8195153 Mobile access to backup and recovery services  
Providing access to a backup application is disclosed. A request to access a service associated with a backup application is received via a mobile telecommunication network from a client running...
8190574 Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for backup and restoration of computer information  
A computer creates a full backup of a target volume by copying sectors of the target volume. Incremental backups are created by copying modified sectors that have changed since a preceding backup....
8190577 Central database server apparatus and method for maintaining databases on application servers  
A central database server (10) supports a central database (12) that contains central database content. A first archiving module (30) archives central database content into a content archive (32)....