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8719417 Resource allocation in distributed systems  
This description describes technologies relating to resource allocation in distributed systems. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in...
8719535 Method and system for non-disruptive migration  
Method and system for processing client provisioning and migration requests is provided. The process evaluates a provisioning request and selects a storage that best meets the client requirements....
8719525 Storage device with manual learning  
In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed that includes a controller to read data from and write data to a first storage medium. The controller is adapted to monitor logical block...
8719235 Controlling tape layout for de-duplication  
Example methods and apparatus concern creating and/or manipulating a tape-specific layout for a tape based de-duplication repository. One example apparatus include a processor, a memory, a set of...
8719524 Storage system including flash drives for improving performance by controlling data caching  
A storage system in an embodiment of this invention comprises a non-volatile storage area for storing write data from a host, a cache area capable of temporarily storing the write data before...
8719497 Using device spoofing to improve recovery time in a continuous data protection environment  
In one aspect, a method includes providing a first storage volume to receive I/Os from a host and having a device ID, providing a second storage volume to receive the I/Os and having a device ID...
8713273 Generating and using checkpoints in a virtual computer system  
To generate a checkpoint for a virtual machine (VM), first, while the VM is still running, a copy-on-write (COW) disk file is created pointing to a parent disk file that the VM is using. Next, the...
8713267 Method and system for dynamic storage tiering using allocate-on-write snapshots  
Systems and methods for dynamic storage tiering using snapshot functionality are disclosed. A point-in-time copy of a virtual volume including a storage hot-spot is created; write operations...
8713269 Distributed image acquisition, storage, and backup system  
A distributed image acquisition, storage, and backup system includes a digital camera and a plurality of functionally identical independent storage devices storing digital images. Each digital...
8713265 Visual indicator of online backup  
The embodiments provide an external drive that is configured to coordinate with an online data backup service and having a visual or an audiovisual indication of the status and progress of the...
8713272 Point-in-time copies in a cascade using maps and fdisks  
A technique for handling a FlashCopy® process includes receiving a FlashCopy® instruction for a source disk, performing a FlashCopy® point in time copy of the source disk on to a target disk,...
8713271 Methods and systems for automated backups and recovery on multi-os platforms using controller-based snapshots  
A method for backing up and restoring data across multiple operating systems executed by a computing product executing computer implemented instructions, wherein each operating system includes a...
8713266 Storage apparatus and method including page discard processing for primary and secondary volumes configured as a copy pair  
A storage apparatus having a plurality of logical volumes includes a storage device, and a storage controller that operates each of the logical volumes as a virtual volume. A primary volume and a...
8713268 Coordinated garbage collection for raid array of solid state disks  
An optimized redundant array of solid state devices may include an array of one or more optimized solid-state devices and a controller coupled to the solid-state devices for managing the...
8713270 Efficient file system metadata scanning using scoped snapshots  
Volumes of a file system remain online, and thus available for use, while being proactively error scanned for corruptions thereon. A snapshot of each volume being proactively error scanned is...
8706989 Data storage device with power-off recovery system and method thereof  
A data storage system and method are disclosed. The data storage system includes a first and a second memory and a memory control unit. The first memory is non-volatile, and the second memory is...
8706984 Delete notifications for an entire storage device  
A delete notification can be received at a storage stack filter in a storage stack. It can be determined whether the delete notification applies to an entire storage device. If the delete...
8706961 Storage apparatus and data management method  
Data is managed efficiently by switching between block level hierarchical control and file level hierarchical control according to file characteristics. A storage apparatus which is connected via...
8706946 Extender storage pool system  
Various embodiments for managing data in a computing storage environment by a processor device are provided. In one such embodiment, by way of example only, an extender storage pool system is...
8706993 Systems and methods for storage modeling and costing  
The present invention provides systems and methods for data storage. A hierarchical storage management architecture is presented to facilitate data management. The disclosed system provides...
8706987 Structured block transfer module, system architecture, and method for transferring  
Structured block transfer module, system architecture, and method for transferring content or data. Circuit allowing content in one memory to be shifted, moved, or copied to another memory with no...
8706833 Data storage server having common replication architecture for multiple storage object types  
A data storage server is programmed with common software modules for management, version control, and scheduling of replication of data storage objects of multiple data storage object types. The...
8706968 Apparatus, system, and method for redundant write caching  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for redundant write caching. The apparatus, system, and method are provided with a plurality of modules including a write request module, a first...
8706976 Parallel access virtual tape library and drives  
A system and method described herein allows a virtual tape library (VTL) to perform multiple simultaneous or parallel read/write or access sessions with disk drives or other storage media,...
8706990 Adaptive internal table backup for non-volatile memory system  
Methods and apparatus for allowing tables to be adaptively backed up are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for operating a memory system with a non-volatile...
8706837 System and method for managing switch and information handling system SAS protocol communication  
An SAS domain map is automatically generated at an SAS concentrator switch by a virtual mapping device that presents itself as a target for discovery by SAS devices interfaced with the...
8706988 Memory system  
A memory system comprising a volatile memory unit, a nonvolatile memory unit, and a controller that performs data transfer between a host system and the nonvolatile memory unit via the volatile...
8707423 Programmable display device, and control system  
A programmable display device includes a communication driver, a file system process unit that accesses the portable storage medium storing backup/restore target information that includes a target...
8706991 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...
8706992 System and method for high performance enterprise data protection  
High performance, enterprise-level data protection system and method provides efficient block-level incremental snapshots of primary storage devices, and instant availability of such snapshots in...
8707017 Method and system for managing core configuration information  
Embodiments of a method and system for managing a system are disclosed herein. The method and system provides a means to permanently and/or securely store core system configuration information so...
8706980 Method and apparatus for slice partial rebuilding in a dispersed storage network  
A dispersed storage system includes a plurality of storage units that each include a partial rebuild grid module. The partial rebuild grid module includes partial rebuilding functionality to...
8706994 Synchronization of replicated sequential access storage components  
Various embodiments for synchronization of source and replicated instances of sequential access storage components in a computing environment by a processor device are provided. A replication...
8700856 Method for accessing mirrored shared memories and storage subsystem using method for accessing mirrored shared memories  
According to a prior art storage subsystem, shared memories are mirrored in main memories of two processors providing redundancy. When the consistency of writing order of data is not ensured among...
8700871 Migrating snapshot data according to calculated de-duplication efficiency  
A storage resource is effectively utilized in migration of a snapshot. First de-duplication efficiency which is de-duplication efficiency of snapshot data, and second de-duplication efficiency...
8700870 Logical volume transfer method and storage network system  
The present invention transfers replication logical volumes between and among storage control units in a storage system comprising a plurality of storage control units. To transfer replication...
8700725 Remote copy system  
A remote copy system includes a first storage system including a first storage controller arid a first data volume. The first storage controller is configured to control data access requests to...
8694745 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...
8694739 Multiple disparate wireless units sharing of antennas  
Multiple disparate wireless units sharing of antennas are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes, but is not limited to, a first wireless communication unit of a first wireless...
8694746 Loose synchronization of virtual disks  
In order to synchronize copies of a virtual disk, a virtualization layer maintains a first record of file system blocks of a first copy of the virtual disk that are modified during an access...
8694714 Retargeting of a write operation retry in the event of a write operation failure  
Methods and systems are herein disclosed for write operation retry using the data stored and retained in an internal buffer within the non-volatile memory device. By using the data stored in the...
8694727 First storage control apparatus and storage system management method  
An object of the present invention is to allocate a volume to an appropriate tier in a pool in accordance with the performance of the volume. Multiple tiers 1K are created in a pool 1B. A pool...
8694743 Information processing apparatus and method of backing up memory in said apparatus  
Disclosed is an information processing apparatus having a first memory and being capable of installing a second memory. The apparatus moves target data to be backed up stored in the first memory...
8694751 Defer separating children in parallel copying garbage collection  
Automatic memory management with a generational copy collector garbage collection algorithm running on parallel threads to perform simultaneous and independent copying and scanning. An object is...
8694744 Mobile device snapshot backup  
A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for backing up mobile device data is disclosed. In some embodiments, this includes using a processor to identify a mobile device, creating a...
8688927 Capacity forecasting for backup storage  
A system for capacity forecasting for backup storage comprises a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to calculate a set of linear regressions for subsets of a set of capacities at...
8688941 System and method for controlling automated page-based tier management in storage systems  
System and method for automated page-based management in storage systems. The system includes host computers, file servers and a storage system having automated page-based management means. The...
8688934 Method for caching data  
A method of caching data includes: A. mirroring data processed by a first storage processor and a second storage processor between a first memory device of the first storage processor and a second...
8688939 Storage system and storage subsystem  
Storage system arrangements having status information including both copy group summary status information providing a status of a group of the plurality of copy pairs, and detailed status...
8688931 Systems and methods for performing storage operations in a computer network  
Methods and systems are described for performing storage operations on electronic data in a network. In response to the initiation of a storage operation and according to a first set of selection...