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CommVault Assigned Two Patents

Improved media identification in storage device, grouping storage system components

By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2013.07.05
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Improved media identification in storage device
CommVault Systems, Inc.www.commvault.com, Oceanport, NJ, has been assigned a patent (8,463,994) developed by Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Marlboro, NJ, for a "system and method for improved media identification in a storage device."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods are provided for improved identification of removable storage media. A scanner may be used to read an identifier, such as a barcode, on a removable storage media. In the event that the scanner reads the identifier incorrectly due to a defect in the barcode, such as a damaged label, misaligned identifier, or because the scanner is incapable of reading the identifier type or the scanner's field of view is incorrect, a media management component receives the scanned identifier data and matches it to a known set of media identifiers to create a subset of matching identifier data. A closest matching media identifier may be identified from the subset of matching identifier data. An index may be updated with information indicating the closest matching media identifier and a location of the removable storage media."

The patent application was filed on June 26, 2012 (13/533,046).

Grouping storage system components
CommVault Systems, Inc., Oceanport, NJ, has been assigned a patent (8,443,142) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and system for grouping storage system components."

The co-inventors are Srinivas Kavuri, South Plainfield, NJ, Anand Prahlad, East Brunswick, NJ, Anand Vibhor, Eatontown, NJ, and Parag Gokhale, Ocean, NJ.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems are provided for associating a storage system component, e.g. a server, client, machine, sub-client, or other storage system component, with one or more other storage system components into a group. Storage preferences are defined for the group which is automatically associated with each component in the group. The storage preferences define how storage operations are to be performed on the storage system components."

The patent application was filed on May 31, 2011 (13/149,647).

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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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