US Patent No: 7,340,461

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Deactivating virtual devices and rolling backup

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030195864

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Handling data includes providing a first storage area of a first type that contains sections of data, providing a second storage area of the first type that contains sections of data, providing a third storage area of a second type where the second type has, for each section thereof, a pointer to one of: a corresponding section of data of the first storage area and a corresponding section of data of the second storage area, causing the third storage area to be not available for accessing, and after causing the third storage area to not be available for accessing, providing data from the second storage area corresponding to pointers of the third storage area that point to sections of the second storage area.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EMC CORPORATIONHOPKINTON, MA4078

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kopylovitz, Haim Newton, MA 94 773
LeCrone, Douglas E Hopkinton, MA 83 858
Moreshet, Hana Framingham, MA 42 265
Pocock, Bruce A Titusville, FL 15 156
Vishlitzky, Natan Brookline, MA 114 5661

Cited Art Landscape

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EMC CORPORATION (3)
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7,249,130 Virtual storage devices 2 2002
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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J. M. Voith GmbH (1)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
6,636,874 Generation, validation and reservation of reference handles 14 2000
 
NETAPP, INC. (1)
5,819,292 Method for maintaining consistent states of a file system and for creating user-accessible read-only copies of a file system 674 1995
 
Storage Technology Corporation (1)
5,915,264 System for providing write notification during data set copy 33 1997
 
TEKTRONIX, INC. (1)
4,853,843 System for merging virtual partitions of a distributed database 272 1987

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EMC CORPORATION (4)
8,775,368 Fine grained tiered storage with thin provisioning 0 2007
7,949,637 Storage management for fine grained tiered storage with thin provisioning 11 2007
7,822,939 Data de-duplication using thin provisioning 56 2007
8,566,549 Synchronizing performance requirements across multiple storage platforms 0 2008

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