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Heartbeat monitoring of virtual machines for initiating failover operations in a data storage management system, including virtual machine distribution logic

An illustrative “VM heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target VMs in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target VMs are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative VM distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic... Commvault Systems Inc

Heartbeat monitoring of virtual machines for initiating failover operations in a data storage management system, including operations by a master monitor node

An illustrative “VM heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target VMs in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target VMs are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative VM distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic... Commvault Systems Inc

Heartbeat monitoring of virtual machines for initiating failover operations in a data storage management system, using ping monitoring of target virtual machines

An illustrative “VM heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target VMs in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target VMs are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative VM distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic... Commvault Systems Inc

Defensible pruning

Systems and methods for storage pruning can enable users to delete, edit, or copy backed up data that matches a pattern. Storage pruning can enable fine-grain deletion or copying of these files from backups stored in secondary storage devices. Systems and methods can also enable editing of metadata associated with... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods for remote monitoring in a computer network

Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data migration operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data migration operations. Upon detection of hardware or... Commvault Systems Inc

Application recovery in an information management system based on a pseudo-storage-device driver

The disclosed systems and methods enable an application to start operating and servicing users soon after and during the course of its backup data being restored, no matter how long the restore may take. This is referred to as “instant application recovery” in view of the fact that the application... Commvault Systems Inc

Table level database restore in a data storage system

The data storage system according to certain aspects can implement table level database restore. Table level database restore may refer to restoring a database table and its related data without restoring the entire database. The data storage system may use table metadata index to implement table level restore. A table... Commvault Systems Inc

File system content archiving based on third-party application archiving rules and metadata

An information management system according certain aspects for archiving file system content may include a third-party application archiving data agent configured to: access third-party application archiving rules for archiving data to one or more secondary storage devices, wherein the third-party application archiving rules are defined by a third-party application to... Commvault Systems Inc

Conveying value of implementing an integrated data management and protection system

A system and method are described for conveying to a user the value it would receive by implementing an integrated system to protect and manage its data. An integrated system can combine archiving, backup, snapshot management, reporting, secure data access, eDiscovery and data analytics, among other functions, thus simplifying data... Commvault Systems Inc

Failover performing backup operations

In certain embodiments, a tiered storage system is disclosed that provides for failover protection during data backup operations. The system can provide for an index, or catalog, for identifying and enabling restoration of backup data located on a storage device. The system further maintains a set of transaction logs generated... Commvault Systems Inc

Automatic identification of storage requirements, such as for use in selling data storage management solutions

Systems and methods for demonstrating a replacement information management software for a computing system. The methods may include determining if existing information management software is installed in the computing system. The methods may include identifying computing devices of the computing system using information from the existing information management software. The... Commvault Systems Inc

Synchronized data duplication

A system and method for data deduplication is presented. Data received from one or more computing systems is deduplicated, and the results of the deduplication process stored in a reference table. A representative subset of the reference table is shared among a plurality of systems that utilize the data deduplication... Commvault Systems Inc

Volume or virtual machine level backup and generating placeholders for virtual machine files

According to certain aspects, a method can include creating a backup copy of data associated with a virtual machine (VM) on one or more secondary storage devices, wherein the backup copy includes corresponding secondary copies of a plurality of files associated with the VM; analyzing metadata associated with the secondary... Commvault Systems Inc

Shared library in a data storage system

The library server according to certain aspects can manage the use of tape drives according to the data requirements of different storage operation cells. The library server according to certain aspects can also facilitate automatic management of tape media in a tape library by allocating the tapes and slots to... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods to identify unprotected virtual machines

Virtualization sprawl can lead to virtual machines with no designated periodic backup. If the data associated with these unprotected virtual machines is not backed up, it cannot be restored if needed, leading to system failures. A data storage system identifies and protects the unprotected virtual machines. For instance, the system... Commvault Systems Inc

Consolidated processing of storage-array commands by a snapshot-control media agent

A “snapshot-control media agent” (“snap-MA”) is configured on a secondary storage computing device that operates apart from client computing devices. A “forwarder” media agent operates on each client computing device that uses a storage array, yet lacks command channels to the storage array. The forwarder media agent forwards commands directed... Commvault Systems Inc

Intelligent scheduling for remote computers

A method of protecting data on a mobile computing device using a storage network by deploying to the mobile computing device, a synchronization agent and then associating a synchronization policy with the synchronization agent. The mobile computing device is monitored for at least one threshold event. Its determined that the... Commvault Systems Inc

Data storage resource allocation by performing abbreviated resource checks of certain data storage resources to determine whether data storage requests would fail

A resource allocation system begins with an ordered plan for matching requests to resources that is sorted by priority. The resource allocation system optimizes the plan by determining those requests in the plan that will fail if performed. The resource allocation system removes or defers the determined requests. In addition,... Commvault Systems Inc

Offline messaging between a repository storage operation cell and remote storage operation cells via an intermediary media agent

Offline messaging between a repository storage operation cell and one or more mobile/remote storage operation cells is disclosed. The repository cell is managed by a repository storage manager that communicates to and from the remote cell via a specially-configured media agent. The illustrative intermediary media agent is configured to: queue... Commvault Systems Inc

Sharing of secondary storage data

An information management system according to certain aspects allows users to share a portion of a file (e.g., a document) stored in secondary storage. The user may specify a portion of a secondary storage file to share and send a link to the portion to another user. The other user... Commvault Systems Inc

Data storage systems and methods

Data storage systems are disclosed for automatically generating encryption rules based on a set of training files that are known to include sensitive information. The system may use a number of heuristic algorithms to generate one or more encryption rules for determining whether a file includes sensitive information. Further, the... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods for probabilistic data classification

A system for performing data classification operations. In one embodiment, the system comprises a file system configured to store a plurality of computer files and a scanning agent configured to traverse the file system and compile data regarding the attributes and content of the plurality of computer files. The system... Commvault Systems Inc

User-level quota management of data objects stored in information management systems

Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system user-level management of data objects stored in one or more information management systems, and for user-level management of data storage quotas in information management systems, including data objects in secondary storage. An illustrative quota manager is associated with one or more information management... Commvault Systems Inc

Creating customized bootable image for client computing device from backup copy

According to certain aspects, a method of creating customized bootable images for client computing devices in an information management system can include: creating a backup copy of each of a plurality of client computing devices, including a first client computing device; subsequent to receiving a request to restore the first... Commvault Systems Inc

Storage management operations based on executable files served on demand to storage management components

Systems and methods are disclosed for speedily upgrading (e.g., via service packs) components of a storage management system, such as media agents and data agents, which may number in the thousands. The disclosed methods and systems provide a lightweight and flexible approach. Executable files such as service packs are deployed... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods for performing storage operations using network attached storage

Systems and methods for performing hierarchical storage operations on electronic data in a computer network are provided. In one embodiment, the present invention may store electronic data from a network device to a network attached storage (NAS) device pursuant to certain storage criteria. The data stored on the NAS may... Commvault Systems Inc

Job management and resource allocation in a data protection system

A system according to certain aspects improves the process of managing jobs and allocating resources to those jobs. The system can include a job manager that processes and generates resource allocation requests for a plurality of jobs and a resource allocator that allocates computing resources for the plurality of jobs... Commvault Systems Inc

Reporting using data obtained during backup of primary storage

A data storage system can scan one or more information stores of primary storage and analyze the metadata of files stored in the one or more information stores of primary storage to identify multiple, possibly relevant, secondary copy operations that can be performed on the files. The storage system can... Commvault Systems Inc

Data storage recovery automation

According to certain aspects, systems and methods are provided for automating recovery of a networked data storage environment. For instance, a system can generate a data recovery package configured to automatically carry out a process for recovering a data storage environment and/or associated data. The content of the particular workflow... Commvault Systems Inc

Dynamic management of expandable cache storage for multiple network shares configured in a file server

Expandable cache management dynamically manages cache storage for multiple network shares configured in a file server. Once a file is written to a directory or folder on a specially designated network share, such as one that is configured for “infinite backup,” an intermediary pre-backup copy of the file is created... Commvault Systems Inc

Dynamic management of expandable cache storage for multiple network shares configured in a file server

Expandable cache management dynamically manages cache storage for multiple network shares configured in a file server. Once a file is written to a directory or folder on a specially designated network share, such as one that is configured for “infinite backup,” an intermediary pre-backup copy of the file is created... Commvault Systems Inc

Load balancing across multiple data paths

Multiple data paths may be available to a data management system for transferring data between a primary storage device and a secondary storage device. The data management system may be able to gain operational advantages by performing load balancing across the multiple data paths. The system may use application layer... Commvault Systems Inc

Search filtered file system using secondary storage, including multi-dimensional indexing and searching of archived files

Techniques for enabling user search of content stored in a file archive include providing a search interface comprising a search rules portion and an action rules portion, receiving a file archive search criterion comprising at least one search rule, and searching the file archive using the search criterion. The techniques... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods for management of virtualization data

Described in detail herein is a method of copying data of one or more virtual machines being hosted by one or more non-virtual machines. The method includes receiving an indication that specifies how to perform a copy of data of one or more virtual machines hosted by one or more... Commvault Systems Inc

Cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems

Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems. Data may be transferred from one information management system to another information management system without interfering with or overriding each system's autonomy. For example, a secondary copy of production data (e.g., backed up... Commvault Systems Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004436

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 methods for evaluating the state of stored data relative to enterprise needs by using weighted parameters that may be user defined. Also disclosed are systems... Commvault Systems Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344442

Systems and methods to detect deleted files

A data storage system protects data identified for deletion which has been created or modified between scheduled data backups. For instance, the system monitors data operations and when the data operation is a delete, the system determines whether the data identified for deletion has been protected by a backup operation.... Commvault Systems Inc

11/02/17 / #20170318111

Assignment of data agent proxies for executing virtual-machine secondary copy operations including streaming backup jobs

A comprehensive approach to streaming backups for virtual machines (“VMs”) in a storage management system comprises improvements to the assignment of data agent proxies for VM secondary copy operations. New considerations in performing a VM streaming backup job include without limitation: determining and enforcing a system-wide per-proxy limit of concurrent... Commvault Systems Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300254

Secondary storage operation instruction tags in information management systems

According to certain aspects, a system can include a client computing device configured to: in response to user interaction, store an identifier associated with a first tag in association with a first file; and in response to instructions to perform a secondary copy operation, forward the first file, a second... Commvault Systems Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300390

Database protection using block-level mapping

A system according to certain aspects may include a client computing device including: a database application configured to output a database file in a primary storage device(s), the database application outputting the database file as a series of application-level blocks; and a data agent configured to divide the database file... Commvault Systems Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300518

Distributed indexing system for data storage

A distributed indexing system spreads out the load on an index of stored data in a data storage system. Rather than maintain a single index, the distributed indexing system maintains an index in each media agent of a federated data storage system and a master index that points to the... Commvault Systems Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300548

Systems and methods for database archiving

A data storage system according to certain aspects can archive database data associated with different database applications. The data storage system according to certain aspects may provide database archiving modules that include logic incorporating and/or based on the native schema and/or native commands specific to particular database applications. The database... Commvault Systems Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293532

Systems and methods for performing data replication

Performing data management operations on replicated data in a computer network. Log entries are generated for data management operations of an application executing on a source system. Consistency point entries are used to indicate a time of a known good, or recoverable, state of the application. A destination system is... Commvault Systems Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277686

Efficiently restoring execution of a backed up virtual machine based on coordination with virtual-machine-file-relocation operations

The disclosed systems and methods enable a virtual machine, including any applications executing thereon, to quickly start executing and servicing users based on pre-staged data blocks supplied from a backup copy in secondary storage. Substantially concurrently with the ongoing execution of the virtual machine, a virtual-machine-file-relocation operation may move data... Commvault Systems Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269924

Managing a software-patch submission queue

Queued software patches are analyzed before one patch is chosen as the next patch to be integrated into a working build. The chosen patch might not be next in chronological order of arrival at the queue. Instead, an illustrative build server applies a number of priority factors to every patch... Commvault Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262204

Hypervisor-independent block-level live browse for access to backed up virtual machine (vm) data and hypervisor-free file-level recovery (block-level pseudo-mount)

Hypervisor-independent block-level live browse is used for directly accessing backed up virtual machine (VM) data. Hypervisor-free file-level recovery (block-level pseudo-mount) from backed up VMs also is disclosed. Backed up virtual machine (“VM”) data can be browsed without needing or using a hypervisor. Individual backed up VM files can be requested... Commvault Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262217

Data transfer to a distributed storage environment

In certain systems disclosed herein, a distributed data monitoring and management system is provided that can replicate a distributed storage environment. The distributed data monitoring and management system can intelligently and automatically configure data access nodes to form a structure that matches the distributed storage environment. By matching the structure... Commvault Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262346

Data management and backup of distributed storage environment

In certain systems disclosed herein, a distributed data monitoring and management system is provided that can replicate a distributed storage environment. The distributed data monitoring and management system can intelligently and automatically configure data access nodes to form a structure that matches the distributed storage environment. By matching the structure... Commvault Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262347

Virtual server cloud file system for virtual machine restore to cloud operations

Uploads of restored virtual machine (“VM”) data to cloud storage, e.g., VM restore-to-cloud operations, are performed without having to write whole restored virtual disk files to a proxy server before the virtual disk data begins uploading to cloud. Restored data blocks from a backup source are locally cached, staged for... Commvault Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262350

Virtual server cloud file system for virtual machine backup from cloud operations

Uploads of restored virtual machine (“VM”) data to cloud storage, e.g., VM restore-to-cloud operations, are performed without having to write whole restored virtual disk files to a proxy server before the virtual disk data begins uploading to cloud. Restored data blocks from a backup source are locally cached, staged for... Commvault Systems Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262520

Snapshot replication operations based on incremental block change tracking

A system according to certain aspects improves the process of performing snapshot replication operations (e.g., maintaining a mirror copy of primary data at a secondary location by generating snapshots of the primary data). The system can collect and maintain cumulative block-level changes to the primary data after each sub-interval of... Commvault Systems Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249220

Generic file level restore from a block-level secondary copy

Systems and methods are provided which perform a file level restore by utilizing existing operating system components (e.g., file system drivers) that are natively installed on the target computing device. These components can be used to mount and/or interpret a secondary copy of the file system. For instance, the system... Commvault Systems Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242757

Systems and methods for restoring data from network attached storage

A system and method for communicating, browsing, verifying and routing data in storage operation systems using network attached storage devices is provided. In some embodiments, the system may include a management module and a media management component connected to the management server, which interoperate with network attached storage devices to... Commvault Systems Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242871

Data restoration operations based on network path information

A system according to certain aspects improves the process of data restoration and application recovery operations. The system can back up primary data based on network path information associated with a client computing device. When the primary data becomes corrupted or unavailable, a previously backed up copy of the primary... Commvault Systems Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235647

Data protection operations based on network path information

A system according to certain aspects improves the process of performing data protection operations (e.g., creating backup copies in a secondary storage device). The system can generate network path information based on client information associated with client computing devices (e.g., application type, data type, client device ID, etc.) and process... Commvault Systems Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235648

Information management by a media agent in the absence of communications with a storage manager

A media agent is configured to perform substantially autonomously to initiate, continue, and manage information management operations such as a backup job of a certain client's primary data, manage the operations, and generate and store resultant system-level metadata from the operations, etc. The media agent is configured to do this... Commvault Systems Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235756

Data synchronization based on client device location

According to certain aspects, a method can include electronically accessing, by a storage manager, a stored synchronization policy specifying at least a first folder associated with a first computing device and a second folder associated with a second computing device; identifying a first file stored in the first folder as... Commvault Systems Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228387

Systems and methods for protecting email data

Aspects of this disclosure relate to protecting email data. For example, email protection rules can instruct an email server to route an email to an email protection module. The one or more email rules can identify a group of one or more email addresses. The email protection module can receive... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206018

Using an enhanced data agent to restore backed up data across autonomous storage management systems

An exemplary system preserves the autonomy of two or more distinct storage management systems all the while enabling backed up data to be restored from a first storage management system (the “local system”) to a specially-configured client in a second storage management system (the “remote system”). For example, backed up... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206112

Data storage resource allocation list updating for data storage operations

A system and method to perform data management operations in a data management system assigns the data management request to one or more available data management resources. If the data management request fails, at least one data management resource at least partially responsible for the failure is determined, as is... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206141

Unified snapshot storage management, using an enhanced storage manager and enhanced media agents

An illustrative approach to managing snapshots streamlines how and when snapshots are generated in a storage management system, such that fewer snapshots may be generated without diminishing the scope of data protection. A novel unified-snapshot storage policy may govern snapshots for any number of subclients. A unified-snapshot job based on... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206142

Single snapshot for multiple applications

An information management system according to certain aspects may be configured to generate a snapshot of data relating to a plurality of applications. The system may include a plurality of data agents, wherein each data agent is associated with at least one of a plurality of applications, and data generated... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206144

Opportunistic execution of secondary copy operations

Rather than relying on pre-defined scheduling of secondary copy operations such as backup jobs, the illustrative opportunistic approach initiates secondary copy operations based on changing operational conditions in a storage management system. An adaptive backup readiness score is based on a number of backup-readiness operational factors. An illustrative enhanced data... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206206

Archiving data objects using secondary copies

A system for archiving data objects using secondary copies is disclosed. The system creates one or more secondary copies of primary copy data that contains multiple data objects. The system maintains a first data structure that tracks the data objects for which the system has created secondary copies and the... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206219

High availability distributed deduplicated storage system

A high availability distributed, deduplicated storage system according to certain embodiments is arranged to include multiple deduplication database media agents. The deduplication database media agents store signatures of data blocks stored in secondary storage. In addition, the deduplication database media agents are configured as failover deduplication database media agents in... Commvault Systems Inc

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07/20/17 / #20170206221

Managing structured data in a data storage system

According to certain aspects, a client computing system can be configured to map stored database data into a plurality of second data units having a second level of granularity larger than first data units; store a mapping of the second data units to the first data units; monitor writes to... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206235

Management of log data

A system according to certain aspects improves the process of managing log data. The system may receive a log data file including one or more log lines that contain information relating to computing operations. At least some of the log lines may include a static portion and a variable portion.... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170207971

Customized deployment in information management systems

According to certain aspects, an information management system may be configured to: receive system information relating to one or more data storage requirements associated with a first user; access an electronic database containing deployment configuration rules usable in determining information management cell configurations; generate a recommended deployment configuration for an... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170208126

System and client policy assignment in a data storage system

A system and method for property assignment in a data storage system is presented. A data storage system defines a client configuration profile comprising a set of storage operation properties, wherein the storage operation properties regulate criteria for performing storage operations by the data agent on client devices that are... Commvault Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199688

Shared network-available storage that permits concurrent data access

Techniques for providing shared access to, e.g., a small computer system interface (SCSI) storage device in a computer network include providing an operational mode on SCSI interfaces with a first media agent and a second media agent such that, in response to inquiry messages on the SCSI interfaces, the SCSI... Commvault Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199699

Systems and methods for retaining and using data block signatures in data protection operations

A system according to certain embodiments associates a signature value corresponding to a data block with one or more data blocks and a reference to the data block to form a signature/data word corresponding to the data block. The system further logically organizes the signature/data words into a plurality of... Commvault Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199756

Archiving virtual machines in a data storage system

The data storage system according to certain aspects can manage the archiving of virtual machines to (and restoring of virtual machines from) secondary storage. The system can determine whether to archive virtual machines based on usage data or information. The usage information may include storage usage, CPU usage, memory usage,... Commvault Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199791

Creation of virtual machine placeholders in a data storage system

The data storage system according to certain aspects can manage the archiving of virtual machines to (and restoring of virtual machines from) secondary storage. The system may archive virtual machines (VMs) that are determined to have a low level of utilization. The system may create a virtual machine placeholder for... Commvault Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199884

Data storage system for analysis of data across heterogeneous information management systems

Systems and methods for generating customized reports from data storage databases and other information management system databases. The methods include normalizing queried information from different types of information management system databases to enable system-wide report generation. Other implementations are disclosed.... Commvault Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199924

Application of information management policies based on operation with a geographic entity

Techniques for providing data retention services based on a geographic region are disclosed. In one aspect, a location of a computing device is determined. A geographic entity corresponding to the location of the computing device is then determined. A data retention policy is applied to production data of the computing... Commvault Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192860

Deduplication replication in a distributed deduplication data storage system

Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role... Commvault Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192861

Distributed file system in a distributed deduplication data storage system

Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role... Commvault Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192866

System for redirecting requests after a secondary storage computing device failure

Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role... Commvault Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192867

Rebuilding deduplication data in a distributed deduplication data storage system

Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role... Commvault Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192868

User interface for identifying a location of a failed secondary storage device

Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role... Commvault Systems Inc

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07/06/17 / #20170193003

Redundant and robust distributed deduplication data storage system

Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role... Commvault Systems Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185488

Application-level live synchronization across computing platforms including synchronizing co-resident applications to disparate standby destinations and selectively synchronizing some applications and not others

An illustrative “Live Synchronization” feature creates and maintains a ready standby “synchronized application” that is available to take over as a failover solution for a “primary” application that operates in a production environment, but will do so on a different computing platform (e.g., physical server, virtual machine, container, etc.), and... Commvault Systems Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185622

Systems and methods for using metadata to enhance data identification operations

Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or... Commvault Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177271

Content aligned block-based deduplication

A content alignment system according to certain embodiments aligns a sliding window at the beginning of a data segment. The content alignment system performs a block alignment function on the data within the sliding window. A deduplication block is established if the output of the block alignment function meets a... Commvault Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177451

Systems and methods of unified reconstruction in storage systems

Systems and methods for reconstructing unified data in an electronic storage network are provided which may include the identification and use of metadata stored centrally within the system. The metadata may be generated by a group of storage operation cells during storage operations within the network. The unified metadata is... Commvault Systems Inc

06/15/17 / #20170168903

Live synchronization and management of virtual machines across computing and virtualization platforms and using live synchronization to support disaster recovery

An illustrative “Live Synchronization” feature in a data storage management system can reduce the downtime that arises in failover situations. The illustrative Live Sync embodiment uses backup data to create and maintain a ready (or “warm”) virtualized computing platform comprising one or more virtual machines (“VMs”) that are configured and... Commvault Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160969

Systems and methods to confirm replication data accuracy for data backup in data storage systems

A data storage system, according to certain aspects, automatically determines the accuracy of replication data when performing data backup operations. For instance, the system performs data backup using replication data rather than source data to reduce the processing load on the source system. The backup data is then associated with... Commvault Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160970

Data storage resource allocation using category blacklisting when data management requests fail

A resource allocation system begins with an ordered plan for matching requests to resources that is sorted by priority. The resource allocation system optimizes the plan by determining those requests in the plan that will fail if performed. The resource allocation system removes or defers the determined requests. In addition,... Commvault Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160971

Data storage resource allocation using blacklisting of data storage requests classified in the same category as a data storage request that is determined to fail if attempted

A resource allocation system begins with an ordered plan for matching requests to resources that is sorted by priority. The resource allocation system optimizes the plan by determining those requests in the plan that will fail if performed. The resource allocation system removes or defers the determined requests. In addition,... Commvault Systems Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139780

Data recovery operations, such as recovery from modified network data management protocol data

The systems and methods herein permit storage systems to correctly perform data recovery, such as direct access recovery, of Network Data Management Protocol (“NDMP”) backup data that was modified prior to being stored in secondary storage media, such as tape. For example, as described in greater detail herein, the systems... Commvault Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131912

Synchronizing selected portions of data in a storage management system

Disclosed methods and systems leverage resources in a storage management system to partially synchronize primary data files based on synchronizing selected portions thereof without regard to changes that may be occurring in other non-synchronized portions. Accordingly, a number of primary data files may be partially synchronized by synchronizing designated portions... Commvault Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132088

Efficient deduplication database validation

According to certain aspects, a method can include receiving an indication that a restoration of a deduplication database using a secondary copy of a file associated with a secondary copy job is complete; retrieving a first data fingerprint from a data storage database, wherein the first data fingerprint is associated... Commvault Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134487

Intelligent scheduling for remote computers

A method of protecting data on a mobile computing device using a storage network by deploying to the mobile computing device, a synchronization agent and then associating a synchronization policy with the synchronization agent. The mobile computing device is monitored for at least one threshold event. Its determined that the... Commvault Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134490

Storage management operations based on executable files served on demand to storage management components

Systems and methods are disclosed for speedily upgrading (e.g., via service packs) components of a storage management system, such as media agents and data agents, which may number in the thousands. The disclosed methods and systems provide a lightweight and flexible approach. Executable files such as service packs are deployed... Commvault Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134492

Cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems

Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems. Data may be transferred from one information management system to another information management system without interfering with or overriding each system's autonomy. For example, a secondary copy of production data (e.g., backed up... Commvault Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123889

Monitoring, diagnosing, and repairing a management database in a data storage management system

A lightweight always-on monitoring, collecting, diagnosing, and correcting utility operates in an enhanced storage manager that manages a data storage managements system. The always-on utility provides a comprehensive and pro-active approach, which is intended to reduce, if not altogether eliminate, the need for after-the-fact diagnostics. The always-on utility also enforces... Commvault Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123890

Monitoring, diagnosing, and repairing a management database in a data storage management system

A lightweight always-on monitoring, collecting, diagnosing, and correcting utility operates in an enhanced storage manager that manages a data storage managements system. The always-on utility provides a comprehensive and pro-active approach, which is intended to reduce, if not altogether eliminate, the need for after-the-fact diagnostics. The always-on utility also enforces... Commvault Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124034

Summarization of email on a client computing device based on content contribution to an email thread using classification and word frequency considerations

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for enhancing an email application to automatically analyze an email thread and generate a compact content summary. The content summary is based on relative content contributions provided by the constituent email messages in the email thread. The content summary may be presented in... Commvault Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124038

Summarization and processing of email on a client computing device based on content contribution to an email thread using weighting techniques

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for enhancing an email application to automatically analyze an email thread and generate a compact content summary. The content summary is based on relative content contributions provided by the constituent email messages in the email thread. The content summary may be presented in... Commvault Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124108

Accessing a file system using tiered deduplication

An illustrative pseudo-file-system driver uses deduplication functionality and resources in a storage management system to provide an application and/or a virtual machine with access to a locally-stored file system. From the perspective of the application/virtual machine, the file system appears to be of virtually unlimited capacity. The pseudo-file-system driver instantiates... Commvault Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126807

Information management of data associated with multiple cloud services

A method and system for providing information management of data from hosted services receives information management policies for a hosted account of a hosted service, requests data associated with the hosted account from the hosted service, receives data associated with the hosted account from the hosted service, and provides a... Commvault Systems Inc








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