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Snapshot readiness checking and reporting

An information management system according to certain aspects may determine whether snapshot operations will work prior to executing them. The system may check various factors or parameters relating to a snapshot storage policy to verify whether the storage policy will work at runtime without actually executing the policy. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Dedicated client-side signature generator in a networked storage system

A storage system according to certain embodiments includes a client-side signature repository that includes information representative of a set of data blocks stored in primary storage. During storage operations of a client, the system can generate signatures corresponding to data blocks that are being stored in primary storage. ... Commvault Systems Inc

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods for rule-based virtual machine data protection

A data storage system backs up or protects virtual machines. For instance, the system identifies the different virtual machines executing in the system and provides a number of factors that can be used to create a backup policy. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Data synchronization management

In general, a data synchronization management system is disclosed in which files (and/or other data) are synchronized among two or more client computing devices in connection with a backup of those files. Synchronization polices specify files to be synchronized based on selected criteria including file data, metadata, and location information. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Differential health checking of an information management system

Differential health-check systems and accompanying methods provide health-checking and reporting of one or more information management systems in reference to a first time period before and a second time period after a triggering event. A triggering event may be an upgrade of at least part of the information management system, or a restore operation completed in the information management system for example following a disaster, or any number of other events, etc. ... Commvault Systems Inc

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

Systems and methods enable a virtual machine, including 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 moves data blocks from backup to a primary storage destination that becomes the virtual machine's primary data store after relocation completes. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Systems and methods for migrating components in a hierarchical storage network

System and methods for selectively or automatically migrating resources between storage operation cells are provided. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a management component within the storage operation system may monitor system operation and migrate components from storage operation cell to another to facilitate failover recovery, promote load balancing within the system and improve overall system performance as further described herein. ... Commvault Systems Inc

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Storing a variable number of instances of data objects

Described are systems and methods for storing a variable number of instances of data objects (e.g., 1, 2, 3, or up to n−1 instances, where n is the number of instances of the data object included in primary data) in secondary storage across a data storage network. In some examples, a system for storing a variable number of instances of data objects includes, one or more computing devices storing a set of data objects and multiple storage devices distinct from the one or more computing devices. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Cross-platform virtual machine data and memory backup and resumption

According to certain aspects, a method can include, at a first time, receiving an indication that a virtual machine (vm) residing on a source client computing device will be resumed, where a replicated version of the vm resides on the destination client computing device; performing a backup of first data associated with the replicated version of the vm residing on the destination client computing device; performing a backup of first memory associated with the replicated version of the vm residing on the destination client computing device; and transmitting the backup of the first data and the backup of the first memory for storage in one or more secondary storage devices.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

Cross-platform virtual machine data and memory backup and replication

According to certain aspects, a method can include, at a first time, receiving an indication that a virtual machine (vm) residing on a source client computing device will be resumed, where a replicated version of the vm resides on the destination client computing device; performing a backup of first data associated with the replicated version of the vm residing on the destination client computing device; performing a backup of first memory associated with the replicated version of the vm residing on the destination client computing device; and transmitting the backup of the first data and the backup of the first memory for storage in one or more secondary storage devices.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

Dynamically configuring a proxy server using containerization for concurrent and/or overlapping backup, restore, and/or test operations

An illustrative data storage management system relies on a specially configured proxy server to operate software containers on a proxy server, maintain resources needed by the software containers, and interwork with other system components. Illustratively, a catalog service on the proxy server maintains a software cache according to maintenance rules and also maintains an associated cache catalog. ... Commvault Systems Inc

Content-independent and database management system-independent synthetic full backup of a database based on snapshot technology

The illustrative storage management system uses snapshot technologies and performs block-level analysis thereof and to synthesize full backups of a database, regardless of the database management system (dbms) and content of the database and without involving native dbms utilities. Synthetic full copies are created efficiently and use network transport resources sparingly. ... Commvault Systems Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129435

Browse and restore for block-level backups

Systems and methods for performing file-level restore operations for block-level data volumes are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods restore data from a block-level data volume contained in secondary storage by receiving a request to restore one or more files from the block-level data volume, mounting a virtual guid partition table (gpt) disk to the block-level data volume, accessing one or more mount paths established by the virtual gpt disk between the data agent and the block-level data volume, and browsing data from one or more files within the block-level data volume via the established one or more mount paths provided by the virtual gpt disk.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124174

Multi-threaded scanning of distributed file systems

Embodiments disclosed herein address the need to more efficiently backup a network-based storage environment that may be remote from a primary storage environment. For example, embodiments herein can provide a more efficient backup of a storage managed by a third-party entity. ... Commvault Systems Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121297

Historical network data-based scanning thread generation

Embodiments disclosed herein address the need to more efficiently backup a network-based storage environment that may be remote from a primary storage environment. For example, embodiments herein can provide a more efficient backup of a storage managed by a third-party entity. ... Commvault Systems Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121115

Scalable auxiliary copy processing in a data storage management system using media agent resources

A scalable approach is disclosed for processing auxiliary-copy jobs in a storage management system by using distributed media agent resources instead of a centralized storage manager. Enhanced media agents coordinate and control auxiliary-copy jobs and tap the storage manager to reserve data streams and provide job-specific metadata on demand. ... Commvault Systems Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121111

Dynamic scanning thread generation

Embodiments disclosed herein address the need to more efficiently backup a network-based storage environment that may be remote from a primary storage environment. For example, embodiments herein can provide a more efficient backup of a storage managed by a third-party entity. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107838

Data protection within an unsecured storage environment

A backup or storage management system is provided that can secure data within a primary storage environment that stores data in an unsecured format. The storage management system can automatically analyze data received for backup from the primary storage environment and determine whether the data includes information that has been identified as sensitive and/or information that is determined within a threshold degree of probability to be sensitive. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107834

Automatic file encryption

A method for automatically encrypting files is disclosed. In some cases, the method may be performed by computer hardware comprising one or more processors. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095855

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095846

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095845

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089038

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089031

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 may be put back in service soon after the restore operation begins. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089018

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088825

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081887

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 archive files associated with the third-party application; access third-party metadata associated with a plurality of files in a file system, wherein the plurality of files is associated with the third-party application and the third-party metadata is defined by the third-party application; determine whether to archive one or more files of the plurality of files based at least in part on the third-party application archiving rules and the third-party metadata; and in response to determining that a first file of the plurality of files should be archived, archive the first file to the one or more secondary storage devices.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075166

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 copies to determine which of the plurality files are eligible to be removed from the primary storage device; in response determining that one or more files are eligible to be removed from the primary storage device, for respective file of the one or more files: determining whether the respective file has been changed since a first time at which the backup copy of the data associated with the vm was created; in response to determining that the respective file has not changed since the first time, removing the respective file; and adding a file placeholder for the removed file.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075055

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074948

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074914

Failover systems and methods for 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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074910

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 protection and data management for an organization. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067955

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067654

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 different cells. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063243

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048705

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041581

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039550

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032602

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032446

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032406

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027072

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024895

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 client computing device to the state at a first time, creating a customized bootable image that is configured to directly restore the first client computing device to the state at the first time, wherein the customized bootable image includes system state specific to the first client computing device at the first time and one or more drivers associated with hardware existing at time of restore on a computing device to be rebooted; and rebooting the computing device to the state of the first client computing device at the first time from the customized bootable image.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024892

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 systems. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018344

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 in an expandable cache in the file server that hosts the network share. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018270

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 in an expandable cache in the file server that hosts the network share. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018239

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018236

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 also identify primary storage usage information of each file during the scan and use that information to generate reports regarding the usage of the primary storage.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018202

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 based on the resource allocation requests. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018099

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013825

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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011885

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 virtual machine hosts. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011845

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 also include generating a set of files filtered using the search criterion and performing an action specified in the action rules portion on a file included in the set of files.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011767

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. ... 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. ... 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

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. ... 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 blocks originating in the backup copy to a primary storage destination that becomes the virtual machine's primary data store after the relocation operation completes. ... 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. ... 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 a plurality of sub-intervals between the snapshots. ... 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 efficiency, and asynchronously uploaded to the cloud page-by-page without tapping mass storage resources on the proxy. ... 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 efficiency, and asynchronously uploaded to the cloud page-by-page without tapping mass storage resources on the proxy. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 provide the communicating, browsing, verifying and routing functions.. ... 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 a candidate for synchronization; receiving an indication as to a location of the first computing device and the second computing device; in response to a determination that the first computing device is not located within a geographic region, electronically generating and transmitting instructions to the first computing device to remove the first file from the first folder; and in response to a determination that the second computing device is located within the geographic region, electronically generating and transmitting instructions to cause transmission of the first file to the second computing device for storage in the second folder.. . ... 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 even when out of communication with the storage manager that manages the information management system. ... 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 requests to perform data protection operations based on the network path information specified in the requests. ... 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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

07/20/17 / #20170208126

System and method for 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 associated with the client configuration profile. ... 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 information management cell associated with the first user based at least in part on the system information and the deployment configuration rules; receive computing infrastructure information relating to computer hardware components within the information management cell that are available for use in implementing the recommended deployment configuration; and generate an installation script for the information management cell based at least in part on the recommended deployment configuration and the computing infrastructure information.. . ... 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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

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 the database data by the database application; identify of the writes changed first data units of the first data units which have changed as a result of the writes; use the mapping to identify changed second data units of the second data units which each include at least one of the changed first data units; maintain a table listing the changed second data units; and in response to instructions to create a secondary copy of the database data, consult the table to identify the changed second data units, and forward the changed second data units to secondary storage controller computer(s).. . ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 by the plurality of applications is stored in a logical volume in primary storage. ... 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. ... 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 a category associated with the one data management resource at least partially responsible for the failure. ... 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 data in the local system (e.g., a secondary copy of production data) may be transferred, in a restore operation, from secondary storage in the local storage management system, which originated the data, to a client of the remote storage management system (the “remote client”). ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 files each comprising at least one signature/data word such that the signature values are embedded in the respective file. ... 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 storage device appears as a scsi target device to the first media agent and the second media agent and mapping data operations between the first media agent and the scsi storage device and the second media agent and the scsi storage device to logically unique channel numbers for the first media agent and the second media agent to perform data storage operations over their respective scsi interfaces by concurrently sharing the scsi storage device.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

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 to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.. ... 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 to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.. ... 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 to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.. ... 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 to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.. ... 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 to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.. ... 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 to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.. ... 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. ... 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 possibly on a differed kind of computing platform than, the primary. The illustrative system has specialized features and components for discovering and singling out each primary application and identifying and locating its disk image, e.g., vmdk file. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 ready to be activated and take over data processing from another data processing platform operating in the production environment. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 and methods may permit ndmp backup data to be encrypted, compressed, deduplicated, and/or otherwise modified prior to storage. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 with the secondary copy job used to restore the deduplication database; retrieving a second data fingerprint from a deduplication database media agent, wherein the second data fingerprint is associated with the secondary copy job used to restore the deduplication database; comparing the first data fingerprint with the second data fingerprint to determine whether the first data fingerprint and the second data fingerprint match; and transmitting an instruction to the deduplication database media agent to rebuild the restored deduplication database in response to a determination that the first data fingerprint and the second data fingerprint do not match.. . ... 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 thereof via auto-restore operations from backup data. ... 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 preview version of the received data to a computing device. In some examples, the system indexes the received data to associate the received data with a user of an information management system, and/or provides index information related to the received data to the computing device.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118290

Migration to cloud storage from backup

According to certain aspects, a system may include one or more first computing devices in communication with a remote computing system over a wide area network (wan), configured to initiate a data protection operation to create a secondary copy of production data generated by a first application; store in association with the secondary copy one or more computing parameters associated with hosting of the first application; compare characteristics associated with a plurality of differently appointed computing resources to provision within the remote computing system with the computing parameters; select one of the differently appointed computing resources to provision based at least in part on the comparison; request the remote computing system to provision an instance of the selected computing resource within the remote computing system; and restore at least a portion of the secondary copy of the production data generated by the first application to the remote computing system.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118289

System and method for sharing san storage

According to various embodiments, systems and methods are provided that relate to shared access to storage area networks (san) devices. In one embodiment, a storage area network (san) host is provided, comprising: a server component: a first host bus adapter configured to be connected to a san client over a first san; a second host bus adapter configured to be connected to a san storage device over a second san; and wherein the server component is configured to manage a data block on the san storage device, receive a storage operation request from the san client through the first host bus adapter, and in response to the storage operation request, perform a storage operation on the data block, the storage operation being performed over the second san through the second host bus adapter.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118285

External storage manager for a data storage cell

A storage management solution according to certain embodiments is provided which decouples certain aspects of the storage manager from the data storage cell. The data storage system according to certain aspects can provide one or more external storage managers that manage data protection and administer the operation of data storage cells. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116556

Assessing user performance in a community of users of data storage resources

According to certain aspects, a method of assessing users of a data storage system can include receiving configuration information relating to a deployed configuration of a first data storage cell and including number of installed data storage hardware and/or software components, the first data storage cell comprising a plurality of client computing devices and being configured to create and store one or more secondary copies of primary data generated by the plurality of client computing devices. The method may also include receiving information relating to an incident opened by a user of the first data storage cell. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116433

File backup with selective encryption

A method for automatically encrypting files is disclosed. In some cases, the method may be performed by computer hardware comprising one or more processors. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116231

Differential health checking of an information management system

Differential health-check systems and accompanying methods provide health-checking and reporting of one or more information management systems in reference to a first time period before and a second time period after a triggering event. A triggering event may be an upgrade of at least part of the information management system, or a restore operation completed in the information management system for example following a disaster, or any number of other events, etc. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115907

Lightweight mounting of a secondary copy of file system data

A data storage system allows a user to search a secondary copy such as a back up, archive, or snapshot and receive an abbreviated version of the secondary copy of the file system as a result of the search. The abbreviated version of the secondary copy of the file system may include metadata such as a listing of secondary copy data that correspond with a search term or other filtering criteria provided by the user. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115906

Use of auxiliary data protection software in failover operations

According to certain aspects, an information management cell can include at least one secondary storage computing device configured to conduct primary data generated by at least one client computing device to a secondary storage device(s) as part of secondary copy operations, wherein the secondary storage computing device normally operates to conduct primary data to the secondary storage device(s) for storage as a secondary copy in a first secondary copy file format, at the direction of a main storage manager; and can include a failover storage manager configured to activate in response to loss of connectivity between the cell and the main storage manager, and instruct a secondary copy application to perform a secondary copy operation in which the primary data generated by the at least one client computing device is stored as a secondary copy in a second secondary copy file format different than the first secondary copy file format.. . ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109241

Virtual machine change block tracking

According to certain aspects, a system includes a client device that includes a virtual machine (vm) executed by a hypervisor, a driver located within the hypervisor, and a data agent. The vm may include a virtual hard disk file and a change block bitmap file. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109087

Virtual machine change block tracking

According to certain aspects, a system includes a client device that includes a virtual machine (vm) executed by a hypervisor, a driver located within the hypervisor, and a data agent. The vm may include a virtual hard disk file and a change block bitmap file. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102969

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 based on the resource allocation requests. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102960

Efficient data management improvements, such as docking limited-feature data management modules to a full-featured data management system

Software, firmware, and systems are described herein that permit an organization to dock previously-utilized, limited-feature data management modules with a full-featured data management system. By docking limited-feature data management modules to a full-featured data management system, metadata and data from the various limited-feature data management modules can be integrated and utilized more efficiently and effectively. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097770

Intelligent hybrid drive caching

Systems and methods can implement one or more intelligent caching algorithms that reduce wear on the ssd and/or to improve caching performance. Such algorithms can improve storage utilization and i/o efficiency by taking into account the write-wearing limitations of the ssd. ... Commvault Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097769

Intelligent hybrid drive caching

Systems and methods can implement one or more intelligent caching algorithms that reduce wear on the ssd and/or to improve caching performance. Such algorithms can improve storage utilization and i/o efficiency by taking into account the write-wearing limitations of the ssd. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091294

Information management of mobile device data

A method and system for providing information management of mobile device data provides a user interface to permit a user of an information management system to define information management policies for the mobile device, receives definitions of the information management policies from the provided interface, and sends data from the mobile device to the information management system in accordance with the information management policies. In some examples, the system sends information identifying the user and the mobile device to the information management system, and/or sends the information management policies defined from the interface to the information management system.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091049

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 even when out of communication with the storage manager that manages the information management system. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091047

Dynamic triggering of block-level backups based on block change thresholds and corresponding file identities in a data storage management system

A data storage management approach is disclosed that performs backup operations flexibly, based on a dynamic scheme of monitoring block changes occurring in production data. The illustrative system monitors block changes based on certain block-change thresholds and triggers block-level backups of the changed blocks when a threshold is passed. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091046

Dynamic triggering of block-level backups based on block change thresholds and corresponding file identities using indexing in a data storage management system

A data storage management approach is disclosed that performs backup operations flexibly, based on a dynamic scheme of monitoring block changes occurring in production data. The illustrative system monitors block changes based on certain block-change thresholds and triggers block-level backups of the changed blocks when a threshold is passed. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091045

Dynamic triggering of block-level backups based on block change thresholds and corresponding file identities using communication pathways between co-resident data agents

A data storage management approach is disclosed that performs backup operations flexibly, based on a dynamic scheme of monitoring block changes occurring in production data. The illustrative system monitors block changes based on certain block-change thresholds and triggers block-level backups of the changed blocks when a threshold is passed. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090974

Assignment of proxies for 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 data streams; generating an ordered priority list of the vms to be backed up as a basis for choosing which proxies will back up the respective vm, though the illustrative system may not strictly adhere to the priority list based on further considerations; identifying a next available proxy based on data stream utilization at the proxy; and dynamically re-generating the priority list and re-evaluating considerations if some vms become “stranded” due to a failure to be backed up. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090797

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 file, and the identifier associated with the first tag. The system may also include a secondary storage controller computer(s) configured to: based on a review of the identifier associated with the first tag, identify the first file as having been tagged with the first tag; electronically obtain rules associated with the first tag; perform on the first file at least a first secondary storage operation specified by the rules associated with the first tag; and perform on the second file at least a second secondary storage operation, wherein the first and second secondary storage operations are different.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090796

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 file, and the identifier associated with the first tag. The system may also include a secondary storage controller computer(s) configured to: based on a review of the identifier associated with the first tag, identify the first file as having been tagged with the first tag; electronically obtain rules associated with the first tag; perform on the first file at least a first secondary storage operation specified by the rules associated with the first tag; and perform on the second file at least a second secondary storage operation, wherein the first and second secondary storage operations are different.. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090795

Partial sharing of secondary storage files in a data storage system

The data storage system according to certain aspects can allow users to share a portion of a file (e.g., a document) 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. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090773

Replication using deduplicated secondary copy data

An information management system according to certain aspects uses backup copies or other secondary copies of production data for the purposes of replicating production data to another client. The secondary copies can be deduplicated copies. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090772

Administering a shared, on-line pool of data storage resources for performing data storage operations

A data storage system according to certain aspects manages and administers the sharing of storage resources among clients in the shared storage pool. The shared storage pool according to certain aspects can provide readily available remote storage to clients in the pool. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083563

Replication using deduplicated secondary copy data

An information management system according to certain aspects uses backup copies or other secondary copies of production data for the purposes of replicating production data to another client. The secondary copies can be deduplicated copies. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083558

Replication using deduplicated secondary copy data

An information management system according to certain aspects uses backup copies or other secondary copies of production data for the purposes of replicating production data to another client. The secondary copies can be deduplicated copies. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083532

Snapshot readiness checking and reporting

An information management system according to certain aspects may determine whether snapshot operations will work prior to executing them. The system may check various factors or parameters relating to a snapshot storage policy to verify whether the storage policy will work at runtime without actually executing the policy. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083517

Data storage management operations in a secondary storage subsystem using image recognition and image-based criteria

A data storage management system incorporates image recognition and classification features. The illustrative system generates thumbnail images to represent images detected in secondary copies. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083408

Backup and restoration for a deduplicated file system

The disclosed techniques that can use deduplication information on a source computer platform to improve the process of performing data backups or restoration from/to the computer platform. In one example aspect, a data backup operation can re-use some of the work already done by a source computer's deduplication system. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078386

Method and system for displaying similar email messages based on message contents

A method and system for identifying changes to a data set, such as data within a mailbox, and performing actions based on the identified changes is discussed. In some examples, the system receives an indication of a change to a mailbox, creates a change journal entry for the change, and identifies data to be copied via the change journal entry. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068601

Data storage system utilizing proxy device for storage operations

A data storage environment can include a secondary storage computing device that acts as a proxy for other secondary storage computing devices. For example, the secondary storage computing device receives a storage operation request from one or more of the other secondary storage computing devices, such as a request to create a snapshot of client data. ... Commvault Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060918

Automated intelligent provisioning of data storage resources in response to user requests in a data storage management system

A data storage management system comprises enhanced capabilities for automatically discovering operational characteristics of data storage devices installed in the system. A user interface enables end-users to submit requests for storage resources ranging from a simple request for a certain amount of storage space to more complex requests that specify the type of storage technology, the manufacturer, the i/o speed of the storage device, etc. ... Commvault Systems Inc








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