US Patent No: 5,729,743

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Computer apparatus and method for merging system deltas

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A computer apparatus and method for merging system deltas, and more particularly, to a computer apparatus and method for 1) merging a number of system deltas with a copy of a system's files (primary input stream) to create a revised copy of a system's files (primary output stream), 2) merging a plurality of system deltas with one another to create a compiled system delta, 3) creating inverse system deltas, and 4) merging inverse system deltas as in 1) and 2), supra. The methods may be used to save, construct and/or retrieve current and historical system states. The apparatus and method may be used in conjunction with a computer backup process, version manager, or the like.

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DOUBLE-TAKE SOFTWARE CANADA INC.MONTREAL, CA8
TIMESPRING SOFTWARE, INC.MONTREAL, CA6

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Squibb, Mark Republic, MO 6 960

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8,078,583 Systems and methods for performing storage operations using network attached storage 9 2009
7,890,718 System and method for performing time-flexible calendric storage operations 3 2009
8,176,268 Systems and methods for performing storage operations in a computer network 6 2010
 
EMC CORPORATION (4)
6,397,307 Method and system for mirroring and archiving mass storage 105 1999
6,609,183 Method and system for mirroring and archiving mass storage 32 2002
7,107,418 Method and system for mirroring and archiving mass storage 9 2003
7,660,953 Method and system for mirroring and archiving mass storage 1 2006
 
SAP AG (4)
7,917,607 Software management systems and methods, including use of such systems and methods in a provider-tenant environment 1 2005
8,069,184 Systems and methods to implement extensibility of tenant content in a provider-tenant environment 1 2006
7,933,869 Method and system for cloning a tenant database in a multi-tenant system 3 2006
7,930,318 Systems and methods for implementing a tenant space in a provider-tenant environment 2 2009
 
IORA, LTD. (3)
6,604,236 System and method for generating file updates for files stored on read-only media 67 1999
7,028,251 System and method for reducing the size of data difference representations 5 2001
7,472,254 Systems and methods for modifying a set of data objects 4 2004
 
CORE-DATA (2)
6,366,930 Intelligent data inventory & asset management systems method and apparatus 55 1997
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SERENA SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
6,263,348 Method and apparatus for identifying the existence of differences between two files 109 1998
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CALIFORNIA MICRO DEVICES CORPORATION (1)
7,711,700 Systems and methods for classifying and transferring information in a storage network 14 2006
 
CONNECTED PLACE LTD. (1)
6,542,906 Method of and an apparatus for merging a sequence of delta files 61 1999
 
DOUBLE-TAKE SOFTWARE CANADA INC. (1)
7,814,367 Method and system for time addressable storage 1 2005
 
EXAGRID SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
8,589,363 Systems and methods for managing delta version chains 0 2012
 
FUSHIONONE, INC. (1)
8,621,025 Mobile data transfer and synchronization system 0 2011
 
FUSIONONE, INC. (1)
7,818,435 Reverse proxy mechanism for retrieving electronic content associated with a local network 1 2000
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
7,657,533 Data management systems, data management system storage devices, articles of manufacture, and data management methods 3 2003
 
KOM NETWORKS INC. (1)
8,234,477 Method and system for providing restricted access to a storage medium 1 2009
 
NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC. (1)
6,665,689 Backup and restore for heterogeneous file server environment 33 2001
 
OPENTV, INC. (1)
7,523,145 System for managing data in a distributed computing system 2 2004
 
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
8,463,994 System and method for improved media identification in a storage device 1 2012
 
Symantec Operating System (1)
7,730,222 Processing storage-related I/O requests using binary tree data structures 1 2004
 
TIMESPRING SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
5,893,119 Computer apparatus and method for merging system deltas 126 1997
 
TRUNTIDE, INC. (1)
7,415,504 System and method for controlling distribution of network communications 10 2002
 
TURN TIDE, INC. (1)
7,647,411 System and method for controlling distribution of network communications 32 2004