Patents Assigned to CommVault Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10353871
    Abstract: In general, a data synchronization management system is disclosed in which files (and/or other data) are synchronized among two or more client computing devices in connection with a backup of those files. Synchronization polices specify files to be synchronized based on selected criteria including file data, metadata, and location information. In general, files are initially copied from a primary client computing device to secondary storage. Thereafter, files to be synchronized are identified from the secondary storage, and copied to other client computing devices. Additionally, synchronized files may be viewed and accessed through a cloud and/or remote file access interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Vibhor, Bhavyan Bharatkumar Mehta, Amey Vijaykumar Karandikar, Parag Gokhale
  • Patent number: 10353994
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for enhancing an email application to automatically analyze an email thread and generate a compact content summary. The content summary is based on relative content contributions provided by the constituent email messages in the email thread. The content summary may be presented in a special window without disturbing or modifying the email thread or its constituent email messages. The distinctive content summary disclosed herein comprises certain sentences that are automatically gleaned from the email thread, analyzed relative to other sentences, and presented in a chronological sequence so that the user can quickly determine what the email thread is about and/or the current status of the conversation. The content summary is based on email weights, word weights, and intersecting sentence pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mrityunjay Upadhyay, Divakar Radhakrishnan, Madhusudhanan Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10346259
    Abstract: A Remote Metadata Center provides Distaster Recovery (DR) testing and metadata backup services to multiple business organizations. Metadata associated with local data backups performed at business organizations is transmitted to the Remote Metadata Center. Corresponding backup data is stored in a data storage system that is either stored locally at the business organization or at a data storage facility that is at a different location than the Remote Metadata Center and the business organization. DR testing can be staged from the Remote Data Center using the metadata received and optionally with assistance from an operator at the business organization and/or the data storage facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag Gokhale, Sanjay Harakhchand Kripalani
  • Patent number: 10346069
    Abstract: A scalable approach is disclosed for processing auxiliary-copy jobs in a storage management system by using distributed media agent resources instead of a centralized storage manager. Enhanced media agents coordinate and control auxiliary-copy jobs and tap the storage manager to reserve data streams and provide job-specific metadata on demand. An enhanced storage manager may initially select a media agent as “coordinator” to coordinate auxiliary-copy jobs with any number of other media agents, which act as “controllers.” A coordinator media agent is generally responsible for obtaining data stream reservation information from the storage manager and assigning auxiliary-copy jobs to respective controller media agents, based on the components involved in the respective reserved data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hetalkumar N Joshi, Chandrashekar Maranna, Manoj Kumar Vijayan
  • Patent number: 10339106
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, a method can include receiving, in response to an indication that a data storage database is being restored to a second time before a first time such that the data storage database comprises a plurality of first archive file identifiers associated at the second time, a first instruction from a data storage computer, where the first instruction instructs a media agent to stop scheduled secondary storage operations associated with a deduplication database, and where the deduplication database comprises a plurality of second archive file identifiers; determining at least one second archive file identifier in the plurality of second archive file identifiers that does not correlate with any first archive identifier in the plurality of first archive file identifiers; and, for each of the at least one second archive identifier, instructing the deduplication database to prune an entry associated with the respective second archive file identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Ganesh Haridas, Deepak Raghunath Attarde
  • Patent number: 10338823
    Abstract: A data storage system can scan one or more information stores of primary storage and analyze the metadata of files stored in the one or more information stores of primary storage to identify multiple, possibly relevant, secondary copy operations that can be performed on the files. The storage system can also identify primary storage usage information of each file during the scan and use that information to generate reports regarding the usage of the primary storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Paramasivam Kumarasamy
  • Patent number: 10324897
    Abstract: A system for providing user access to electronic mail includes an email client and an email server. The email client receives and communicates a user interaction with an email message The email server that receives the communication, determines whether the email message stored in a live database or in a backup storage. Upon determination that the email message is stored in a backup storage, the email server performs a message exchange with a backup storage system to perform the user-requested action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Prasad Amarendran, Jun H. Ahn, Tirthankar Chatterjee, Manas Bhikchand Mutha, Ho-chi Chen, Prosenjit Sinha, Yongtao Liu
  • Patent number: 10324808
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, a method of creating customized bootable images for client computing devices in an information management system can include: creating a backup copy of each of a plurality of client computing devices, including a first client computing device; subsequent to receiving a request to restore the first client computing device to the state at a first time, creating a customized bootable image that is configured to directly restore the first client computing device to the state at the first time, wherein the customized bootable image includes system state specific to the first client computing device at the first time and one or more drivers associated with hardware existing at time of restore on a computing device to be rebooted; and rebooting the computing device to the state of the first client computing device at the first time from the customized bootable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Amit Mitkar, Sumedh Pramod Degaonkar
  • Patent number: 10318206
    Abstract: The data storage system according to certain aspects can filter secondary copies of data (e.g., backups, snapshots, archives, etc.) generated by multiple client computing devices into a single, filtered, global reference copy. A reference copy may be a filtered view or representation of secondary storage data in a data storage system. A reference copy may include a data structure that includes references to a subset of secondary storage data that meets certain filtering criteria. The filtering criteria may be specified by users according to user preference. Data included in a reference copy may be stored in native format (e.g., format of the application that generated the data) and be accessible through the application associated with the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Varadharajan, Manas Bhikchand Mutha, Vinit Dilip Dhatrak, Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala, Hetal Kapadia
  • Patent number: 10318542
    Abstract: A method and system for providing information management of mobile device data provides a user interface to permit a user of an information management system to define information management policies for the mobile device, receives definitions of the information management policies from the provided interface, and sends data from the mobile device to the information management system in accordance with the information management policies. In some examples, the system sends information identifying the user and the mobile device to the information management system, and/or sends the information management policies defined from the interface to the information management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Vibhor, Kedar Sunil Sarmalkar, Amey Vijaykumar Karandikar
  • Patent number: 10318157
    Abstract: Systems and methods for migrating stored backup data between magnetic disks (e.g., from an existing magnetic disk to another disk), such as a new or different magnetic disk in a magnetic storage library, without interrupting or otherwise affecting secondary copy operations (e.g., operations currently writing data to the storage library) utilizing the magnetic storage library, are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods mark one or more mount paths as full when a running secondary copy operation associated with the mount path has completed a job (regardless of the actual current capacity or intended use of the mount path), and migrate each of the one or more data volumes to a second magnetic disk of the magnetic library when the mount path associated with the data volume is marked as full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaidev O. Kochunni, Michael F. Klose
  • Patent number: 10311150
    Abstract: Systems and methods use a ZFS file system in a Windows-based computing environment without protocol conversion or native ZFS support on Windows-based computing devices. Windows-based computing devices may obtain native Windows-based access to data in a storage volume that is managed by a Unix-based storage management server executing a ZFS volume manager and file system. ZFS clones may be served as logical unit numbers to Windows-based computing devices. The ZFS nature of the accessed storage volume is unbeknownst to the Windows-based machines. This enables Windows-based utilities, applications, and tools executing on a Windows-based computing device to operate upon the data in ZFS-managed space the same as they might have operated on a workspace in an array-created hardware snapshot in the prior art. Users may use storage space from their Windows-based computing devices according to a Windows-based file system such as NTFS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan Bansod, Hiten Suresh Parmar, Bin Yao
  • Patent number: 10313442
    Abstract: A system and method for property assignment in a data storage system is presented. A data storage system defines a client configuration profile comprising a set of storage operation properties, wherein the storage operation properties regulate criteria for performing storage operations by the data agent on client devices that are associated with the client configuration profile. A storage management system associates a first client device to the client configuration profile; and communicates the set of properties of the client configuration profile to property tables of corresponding objects in the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Amey Vijaykumar Karandikar
  • Patent number: 10313196
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, systems and methods are provided for grouping clients together in a networked data storage environment. For instance, clients can be grouped together based on the software installed on the client or the client type. Each client group can be configured to maintain the configuration of clients within the client group. For example, one client group can be configured to ensure that a particular software suite remains up-to-date. Another client group can be configured to ensure that data within a particular directory or on a particular storage device associated with each client of the client group is backed up each night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Vibhor, Amey Vijaykumar Karandikar
  • Patent number: 10310953
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically configuring newly installed secondary storage computing devices and managing secondary storage computing devices when one or more become unavailable. For example, a storage manager can then detect the computing resources available to the newly installed secondary storage computing device, assign a role to the newly installed secondary storage computing device based on the detected computing resources, configure the newly installed secondary storage computing device with deduplication and storage policies used by the other secondary storage computing devices, re-partition secondary storage devices to allocate memory for the newly installed secondary storage computing device, and instruct other secondary storage computing devices to replicate their managed data such that the newly installed secondary storage computing device has access to the replicated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Jaidev Oppath Kochunni, Deepak Raghunath Attarde, Ramachandra Reddy Ankireddypalle
  • Patent number: 10310950
    Abstract: Multiple data paths may be available to a data management system for transferring data between a primary storage device and a secondary storage device. The data management system may be able to gain operational advantages by performing load balancing across the multiple data paths. The system may use application layer characteristics of the data for transferring from a primary storage to a backup storage during data backup operation, and correspondingly from a secondary or backup storage system to a primary storage system during restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaidev O. Kochunni, Chong Liu, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Rajiv Kottomtharayil
  • Patent number: 10311042
    Abstract: The illustrative systems and methods advantageously reduce the amount of storage space occupied by data that no longer has a useful life—as established by the data objects' user(s) and overcoming predetermined rules required by information management policies. An illustrative data agent may receive instructions from an illustrative storage manager to perform secondary copy operations for a given set of data objects. The instructions may generally instruct that expiry-marked data objects are to be treated based on parsing each data object's user-supplied expiry timeframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuldeep Kumar
  • Patent number: 10313243
    Abstract: Intelligent local management of data stream throttling in data movement operations, such as secondary-copy operations in a storage management system, is disclosed. A local throttling manager may intelligently interoperate with co-resident data agents and/or a media agent executing on any given local computing device, whether a client computing device or a secondary storage computing device. The local throttling manager may allocate and manage the available bandwidth for various jobs and their constituent data streams—across the data agents and/or media agent. Bandwidth is dynamically allocated and re-allocated to data streams used by ongoing jobs, in response to new jobs starting and old jobs completing, without having to pause and restart ongoing jobs to accommodate bandwidth adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Vijayan Thanasekaran
  • Patent number: 10303550
    Abstract: The illustrative storage management system uses snapshot technologies and performs block-level analysis thereof and to synthesize full backups of a database, regardless of the database management system (DBMS) and content of the database and without involving native DBMS utilities. Synthetic full copies are created efficiently and use network transport resources sparingly. Successive snapshots of the database may be hardware snapshots and/or software snapshots. The illustrative storage management system tracks which data blocks in the database change over time after a baseline full copy is saved to secondary storage. Only the changed blocks are subsequently moved to secondary storage as incremental backups and are indexed for future reference. A synthetic full backup of the database, at a given point in time, may be created by synthesizing the original full backup with changed blocks from any number of later incremental backups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paramasivam Kumarasamy
  • Patent number: 10303559
    Abstract: Systems and methods for restoring a database in an information management system that does not include a secondary copy of the database, are disclosed. The systems and methods may include using metadata stored in non-production storage devices to restore the database. In some implementations the methods are used to consolidate multiple information management systems. In other implementations, the systems and methods are used for reviewing content of archived storage media. Other implementations are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Manoj Kumar Vijayan