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8671255 Methods for synchronizing storage system data  
In accordance with one example, a method for comparing data units is disclosed comprising generating a first digest representing a first data unit stored in a first memory. A first encoded value...
8671189 Dynamic load balancing system and method thereof  
Disclosed is a dynamic load balancing system. The dynamic load balancing system includes a resource management master managing bare servers that do not execute services and having a hierarchical...
8667248 Data storage device using metadata and mapping table to identify valid user data on non-volatile media  
A data storage device is disclosed including a non-volatile media having a first and a second plurality of physical locations, the first plurality of physical locations storing user data and the...
8667235 Data de-duplication for serial-access storage media  
Data storage and retrieval methods and apparatus are provided for facilitating data de-duplication for serial-access storage media such as tape. During data storage, input data is divided into a...
8667240 Method for automatically backing up digital data preserved in memory in a computer installation and data medium readable by a computer having the associated instructions stored in the memory thereof  
The invention relates to a method for automatically backing up digital data preserved in memory in a computer installation to a remote backup system accessible through the computer installation...
8667328 System and method for protecting windows system state  
A method and system for protecting computer system state in one aspect generates signatures associated with system dump data, compares the signatures with those of the previous system dump data....
8667241 System for data migration from a storage tier allocated to a virtual logical volume  
In recent years, data life cycle management, in which data is relocated from, for example, a new storage sub-system to an older storage sub-system in accordance with how new the data is or the...
8661215 System and method of acquiring and copying snapshots  
Difference information between two snapshots from a first point-in-time snapshot, which has been copied, to an Nth point-in-time snapshot, which constitutes the latest point-in-time snapshot, is...
8661210 Data migration management device and method  
A management device and management method capable of improving usability of a storage system is proposed. The management device and the management method for managing data migration between...
8661219 Storage device control method and computer system  
A storage device control method for operating a logical volume to which a control command cannot be issued directly from a host computer is provided. The host computer manages a storage device....
8661220 Computer system, and backup method and program for computer system  
A backup is completed within a backup window designated by a user. When copying data in a first storage area, which is a backup target, to a second storage area, the capacity of a medium serving...
8659778 Image forming apparatus operable in first and second modes for processing job data, and job data storing method  
An image forming apparatus including: a storage device composed of a plurality of storage sections for storing a job data to be input; an image forming section for performing an image formation...
8655852 Storage system with improved multiple copy targeting  
A storage control apparatus in cooperation with a plurality of controlled storage apparatus arranged in a cascade of point-in-time copy relationship. The apparatus includes: a rate control...
8655833 Database architecture for supporting group communications among wireless communication devices  
A system and method for continually updating a large and substantially continually changing dataset that is accessed by multiple application threads, such as a group identity database of members...
8656122 Managing write operations to an extent of tracks migrated between storage devices  
Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for managing write operations to an extent of tracks migrated from a second storage to a first storage. An extent object exists if the...
8650372 Methods and systems for calculating required scratch media  
Methods and systems are disclosed for calculating required scratch media. In one embodiment, the method comprises obtaining backup job information from one or more backup applications for a...
8650371 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...
8650370 Data storing method and data storing system  
A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing an data storing program executed by an archive device including a first storage unit for storing data and a second storage unit for storing hash...
8650159 Systems and methods for managing data in cloud storage using deduplication techniques  
A computer-implemented method for managing data in cloud storage using deduplication techniques is described. At least one unique segment of data is received from at least one backup source. The...
8645645 File management method and hierarchy management file system  
There is provided a file management method of a hierarchy management file system capable of preventing an access performance from dropping when a user accesses to a file. According to the method,...
8643888 Image forming apparatus and method for controlling the same  
Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: at least three storing devices; a detecting unit; and a control unit, wherein the striping is carried out by using all of the storing devices,...
8645653 Data migration system and data migration method  
A second storage maps a migration source volume to a virtual volume of a migration destination volume according to storage virtualization technology. A host system including a host switches an...
8645625 Methods for implementation of worm enforcement in a storage system  
Embodiments of archival storage system are disclosed. The archival storage system includes one or more removable disk drives that provide random access and are readily expandable. In embodiments,...
8635419 Methods for implementation of worm mode on a removable storage system  
Embodiments provide systems and methods for maintaining immutable data in an archiving system using random access memory. To ensure data is immutable, novel pointers are maintained. For example, a...
8635421 Snapshot based replication  
Embodiments of the invention relate to data replication and block allocation in a file system to support write transactions. Regions in a cluster file system are defined to support a block...
8633839 Data compression apparatus by a plurality of types of algorithms and a method  
A size comparison unit reports, to an access control unit, the size of a piece of compressed data having the smallest size from among pieces of compressed data generated via compression processing...
8630418 Secure management of keys in a key repository  
A system or computer usable program product for managing keys in a computer memory including receiving a request to store a first key to a first key repository, storing the first key to a second...
8626721 System and method for scaleable multiplexed transactional log recovery  
A system and method for providing scaleable recovery for a multiplexed transactional log. Unlike a dedicated log that includes log data of only one client, a multiplexed transactional log may...
8627028 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...
8627024 Snapshot based replication  
Embodiments of the invention relate to data replication and block allocation in a file system to support write transactions. Regions in a cluster file system are defined to support a block...
8627006 Storing row-major data with an affinity for columns  
A method, device, and computer readable medium for striping rows of data across logical units of storage with an affinity for columns is provided. Alternately, a method, device, and computer...
8627130 Power saving archive system  
A power saving archive system includes a front storage system accessible by clients and one or more back storage systems connected to the front storage system. A client file received by the front...
8621170 System, method, and computer program product for avoiding recall operations in a tiered data storage system  
According to one embodiment, a system includes logic adapted to: receive a request to open an existing data set indicating a write operation, receive new data to write to the existing data set,...
8614799 Memory paging  
A method of paged memory management for a software process executing in a memory of a computer system, the software process having a first operating mode and a second operating mode, and the...
8615493 Data mining systems and methods for heterogeneous data sources  
Systems and methods integrate disparate backup devices with a unified interface. In certain examples, a management console manages data from various backup devices, while retaining such data in...
8612699 Deduplication in a hybrid storage environment  
Deduplication in a hybrid storage environment includes determining characteristics of a first data set. The first data set is identified as redundant to a second data set and the second data set...
8612390 Lightweight caching of transaction log for sequential access  
Searching cached log blocks. A method includes performing a first search on cached log blocks for a log block having a first log block ID. The log blocks are cached and organized into sequentially...
8612674 Systems and methods for concurrently accessing a virtual tape library by multiple computing devices  
Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) and methods for concurrently accessing a VTL are provided. One VTL includes memory partitioned into multiple volumes, multiple virtual drives, and a processor. The...
8612700 Method and system of performing block level duplications of cataloged backup data  
A system, method, and medium for performing data duplication from a first storage device to a second storage device at a block level. A backup application processes metadata prior to replicating...
8605869 Method and apparatus for forcing a call to a carrier provided voice mail facility  
Disclosed are systems and techniques by which a caller may specify a callee's telephone number and be connected directly to a carrier provided voice mail facility associated with the identified...
8600948 Avoiding duplicative storage of managed content  
Avoiding duplicative storage of managed content is disclosed. It is determined whether content associated with an object has been stored previously in an associated one of a plurality of storage...
8595430 Managing a virtual tape library domain and providing ownership of scratch erased volumes to VTL nodes  
Systems and methods for managing a virtual tape library (VTL) domain capable of being coupled to a host are provided. One system includes a plurality of VTL nodes configured to store multiple...
8589351 Computer program product and data backup method  
Provided is a computer program product for backing up data, which are stored in a first storage device connected with a computer, into a second storage device connected with the computer. The...
8589649 Computer system and method of notifying error information of the computer system  
There is disclosed a data storage system used in a computer environment where there are plural host computers and plural storage array controllers. When a remote copy is made while assuring the...
8589646 Storage apparatus and method for storage apparatus  
A storage apparatus includes a storage module, a memory having areas storing data to be copied to the storage device, a saving buffer for temporarily saving the data stored in the areas, a control...
8583852 Adaptive tap for full virtual machine protection  
A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for providing an adaptive tap for a virtual machine protection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an Input/Output (I/O) write is received from...
8583888 Method to qualify access to a block storage device via augmentation of the device'S controller and firmware flow  
A method to qualify access to a block storage device via augmentation of the device's controller and firmware flow. The method employs one or more block exclusion vectors (BEVs) that include...
8583883 Storage system comprising function for reducing power consumption  
For at least one of storage unit, processor and cache memory which are I/O process-participating devices related to I/O command process, when a load of one or more I/O process-participating...
8583889 Synchronous extent migration protocol for paired storage  
Extent migration is provided in a data storage environment configured for synchronous replication between a primary and secondary pair of storage entities, each having tiered storage devices. In...
8583890 Disposition instructions for extended access commands  
A computer system that generates a disposition instruction and an associated access command directed to a block of data at a logical address is described. The disposition instruction and the...