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Commvault Assigned Eight Patents

Decoupled installation of data management, lightweight mounting of secondary copy of file system data, auxiliary data protection software in failover operations, restoring execution of backed up virtual machine, unified reconstruction in storage, unified snapshot storage management, file backup with selective encryption, storage
By Francis Pelletier on 2018.07.12

Decoupled installation of data management
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (10,007,499) developed by Prahlad, Anand, Bangalore, India, Gokhale, Parag, Marlboro, NJ, Kavuri, Srinivas, San Jose, CA, and Alonzo, Christopher A., Seymour, CT, for a "
decoupled installation of data management systems."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Systems and methods for providing decoupled installation of data management systems used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The method comprises installing data storage software in order to facilitate communication with a second computer in order to perform data storage operations. The software may be installed without knowledge of the second computer and/or the ability to communicate with the second computer. During the installation process, configuration parameters are obtained by the first computer and stored in a data structure. At least a portion of the configuration parameters recorded in the data structure is also provided to the second computer. The first and second computers subsequently communicate in order to register the first computer for use with the second computer.

The patent application was filed on December 11, 2014 (14/568,016).

Lightweight mounting of secondary copy of file system data
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (10,007,453) developed by Kumarasamy, Paramasivam, Morganville, NJ, for a "
llghtweight mounting of a secondary copy of file system data."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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. An operating system of the user's computing device may mount the abbreviated version so that it can be displayed within a view of the file system of the computing device. Once a user selects one or more desired data objects listed in the abbreviated version, the selected actual one or more data objects are retrieved from secondary storage.

The patent application was filed on September 30, 2016 (15/282,894).

Auxiliary data protection software in failover operations
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (10,001,935) developed by Gokhale, Parag, Kottomtharayil, Rajiv, Marlboro, NJ, Karandikar, Amey Vijaykumar, Long Branch, NJ, and Vijayan, Manoj Kumar, Marlboro, NJ, for an "
use of auxiliary data protection software in failover operations."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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.

The patent application was filed on September 30, 2016 (15/282,528).

Restoring execution of backed up virtual machine
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (9,996,534) developed by Dornemann, Henry Wallace, Eatontown, NJ, Pawar, Rahul S., Marlboro, NJ, Kumarasamy, Paramasivam, Morganville, NJ, Kilaru, Satish Chandra, and Venkatesha, Ananda, Manalapan, NJ, for an "
efficiently restoring execution of a backed up virtual machine based on coordination with virtual-machine-file-relocation operations."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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. An enhanced data agent, operating in conjunction with an enhanced media agent in a storage management system, coordinates restoring of the virtual machine and the launch of the relocation operation. The enhanced media agent may pre-stage certain backed up data blocks which may be needed to launch the virtual machine, based on predictive analysis pertaining to the virtual machine's operational profile. The enhanced media agent may also pre-stage backed up data blocks for the relocation operation, based on the operation's relocation scheme. Servicing read requests to the virtual machine may take priority over ongoing pre-staging of backed up data. Read requests may be tracked so that the media agent may properly maintain the contents of an associated read cache. Some embodiments of the illustrative storage management system may lack, or may simply not require, the relocation operation, and may operate in a ‘live mount’ configuration.

The patent application was filed on June 9, 2017 (15/619,324).

Unified reconstruction in storage
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (9,996,430) developed by Gokhale, Parag, Marlboro, NJ, for "
systems and methods of unified reconstruction in storage systems."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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 used to reconstruct data throughout the storage operation cells that may be missing, deleted or corrupt.

The patent application was filed on March 9, 2017 (15/454,903).

Unified snapshot storage management
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (9,996,428) developed by Nallathambi, Vimal Kumar, Ocean Twp., NJ, and Vijayan, Manoj Kumar, Marlboro, NJ, for an "
unified snapshot storage management."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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 the unified-snapshot storage policy enables the illustrative storage management system to automatically discover relevant components and generate at most one snapshot per target logical unit number, (LUN) in a storage array. Each snapshot may comprise the data of any number of subclients and/or clients in the storage management system. Accordingly, one unified-snapshot job may yield a minimum but sufficient number of snapshots comprising data of all subclients associated with the governing unified-snapshot storage policy. An enhanced storage manager may manage the unified-snapshot jobs. One or more enhanced media agents and/or data agents may participate in the unified-snapshot jobs and in subsequent cataloguing of the snapshots.

The patent application was filed on June 28, 2016 (15/195,937).

File backup with selective encryption
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (9,990,512) developed by Erofeev, Andrei, and Pawar, Rahul S., Marlboro, NJ, for a "
file backup with selective encryption."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for automatically encrypting files is disclosed. In some cases, the method may be performed by computer hardware comprising one or more processors. The method can include detecting access to a first file, which may be stored in a primary storage system. Further, the method can include determining whether the access comprises a write access. In response to determining that the access comprises a write access, the method can include accessing file metadata associated with the first file and accessing a set of encryption rules. In addition, the method can include determining whether the file metadata satisfies the set of encryption rules. In response to determining that the file metadata satisfies the set of encryption rules, the method can include encrypting the first file to obtain a first encrypted file and modifying an extension of the first encrypted file to include an encryption extension.

The patent application was filed on September 30, 2016 (15/282,931).

Data storage
CommVault Systems, Inc, Tinton Falls, NJ, has been assigned a patent (9,984,006) developed by Amarendran, Arun Prasad, Manalapan, NJ, Chatterjee, Tirthankar, Tinton Falls, NJ, Yuan, Yun, and, Liu, Yongtao, Eatontown, NJ, for a "
data storage systems and methods."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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 system may apply the heuristic algorithms to the content of the files, as determined by using natural language processing algorithms, to generate the encryption rules. Moreover, systems are disclosed that are capable of automatically determining whether to encrypt a file based on the generated encryption rules. The content of the file may be determined using natural language processing algorithms and then the encryption rules may be applied to the content of the file to determine whether to encrypt the file.

The patent application was filed on June 23, 2017 (15/632,145).

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