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CommVault Assigned Two Patents

Distributed indexing system for storage, modular backup and retrieval system with SAN
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.01.14

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Distributed indexing system for storage

CommVault Systems, Inc., Oceanport, NJ, has been assigned a patent (8,335,776) developed by Parag Gokhale, Ocean, NJ, for a "distributed indexing system for data storage."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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 index in each media agent. In some embodiments, the distributed indexing system includes an index server (or group of servers) that handles indexing requests and forwards the requests to the appropriate distributed systems. Thus, the distributed indexing system, among other things, increases the availability and fault tolerance of a data storage index."

The patent application was filed on July 2, 2008 (12/166,854).


Modular backup and retrieval system
used in conjunction with SAN

CommVault Systems, Inc., Oceanport, NJ, has been assigned a patent (8,352,433) developed by four co-inventors for a "modular backup and retrieval system used in conjunction with a storage area network."

The co-inventors are John Crescenti, Freehold, NJ, Srinivas Kavuri, Highland Park, NJ, David Alan Oshinsky, East Brunswick, NJ, and Anand Prahlad, Ocean, NJ.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A modular computer storage system and method is provided for managing and directing data archiving functions, which is scalable and comprehends various storage media as well as diverse OSs on a plurality of client devices. A client component is associated with one or more client devices for generating archival request. A file processor directs one or more storage devices, through one or more media components, which control the actual physical level backup on various storage devices. Each media component creates a library indexing system for locating stored data. A management component coordinates the archival functions between the various client components and the file processor, including setting scheduling policies, aging policies, index pruning policies, drive cleaning policies, configuration information, and keeping track of running and waiting jobs."

The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2010 (12/702,716).

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