Patents by Inventor Jonathan W. Peake

Jonathan W. Peake has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9588705
    Abstract: A computer program product for eliminating access to data within a writable storage media cartridge includes a computer readable medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are executable by a processing circuit to cause the processing circuit to determine whether a first portion of data on the writable storage media cartridge is encrypted, and determine whether key shredding is enabled. In response to determining that key shredding is not enabled, the processing circuit causes performance of a long erase on at least the encrypted first portion of data, and causes shredding of an encryption key related to said encrypted first portion of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne C. Carlson, Cheryl M. Friauf, Gregory T. Kishi, Duke A. Lee, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 9448744
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for accessing host data records stored in a virtual tape storage (VTS) system. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith. The computer readable program code includes computer readable program code configured to receive a mount request to access at least one host data record in a VTS system; computer readable program code configured to determine a starting logical block ID (SLBID) corresponding to the at least one requested host data record; computer readable program code configured to determine a physical block ID (PBID) that corresponds to the SLBID; computer readable program code configured to access a physical block on a magnetic tape medium corresponding to the PBID; and computer readable program code configured to output at least the physical block without outputting an entire logical volume that the physical block is stored to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 9448943
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for accessing data stored in a virtual tape storage (VTS) system, according to one embodiment, include receiving a mount request to access at least one host data record in a VTS system, issuing a locate command to position the sequential access storage medium having the logical volume stored therein to about a position where the physical block having at least a portion of the requested at least one host data record therein is located; creating a partial virtual volume in a tape volume cache; and copying the physical block having the at least a portion of the requested at least one host data record therein from the sequential access storage medium to the partial virtual volume in the tape volume cache. An amount of data copied from the logical volume to the partial virtual volume is less than the amount of data in the logical volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Erika M. Dawson, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Publication number: 20160196081
    Abstract: A computer program product for eliminating access to data within a writable storage media cartridge includes a computer readable medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are executable by a processing circuit to cause the processing circuit to determine whether a first portion of data on the writable storage media cartridge is encrypted, and determine whether key shredding is enabled. In response to determining that key shredding is not enabled, the processing circuit causes performance of a long erase on at least the encrypted first portion of data, and causes shredding of an encryption key related to said encrypted first portion of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne C. Carlson, Cheryl M. Friauf, Gregory T. Kishi, Duke A. Lee, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 9336149
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a VTS system includes a tape volume cache, a storage drive for interacting with sequential access storage media; logic for receiving a mount request to access host data record(s) stored on a storage medium, the mount request including a virtual volume identifier of a logical volume and a logical block identifier of the first requested host data record therein; logic for issuing a locate command to position the sequential access storage medium to about a physical block in the logical volume having at least a portion of the requested host data record(s) therein based on the virtual volume identifier and the logical block identifier; logic for creating and supporting a partial virtual volume in the tape volume cache; and logic for copying at least the physical block to the partial virtual volume. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are also described, according to other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Erika M. Dawson, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Publication number: 20160011794
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for accessing data stored in a virtual tape storage (VTS) system, according to one embodiment, include receiving a mount request to access at least one host data record in a VTS system, issuing a locate command to position the sequential access storage medium having the logical volume stored therein to about a position where the physical block having at least a portion of the requested at least one host data record therein is located; creating a partial virtual volume in a tape volume cache; and copying the physical block having the at least a portion of the requested at least one host data record therein from the sequential access storage medium to the partial virtual volume in the tape volume cache. An amount of data copied from the logical volume to the partial virtual volume is less than the amount of data in the logical volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Erika M. Dawson, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 9164921
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes selecting, by a processor, one of a WORM logical data object and a read-write logical data object for reuse as a new WORM logical data object, said processor maintaining data attributes bound to said selected logical data object until it is determined that said selected logical data object is available for reuse. At least one temporary data attribute is assigned to said selected logical data object while maintaining said data attributes bound to said selected logical data object The selected logical data object is mounted and a write command to beginning of logical data object is received to bind at least one data attribute to said selected logical data object to replace data attributes and data associated with said selected logical data object to reuse said selected logical data object as said new WORM logical data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Erika M. Dawson, Jonathan W. Peake, Joseph M. Swingler, Michael W. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150089169
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes selecting, by a processor, one of a WORM logical data object and a read-write logical data object for reuse as a new WORM logical data object, said processor maintaining data attributes bound to said selected logical data object until it is determined that said selected logical data object is available for reuse. At least one temporary data attribute is assigned to said selected logical data object while maintaining said data attributes bound to said selected logical data object The selected logical data object is mounted and a write command to beginning of logical data object is received to bind at least one data attribute to said selected logical data object to replace data attributes and data associated with said selected logical data object to reuse said selected logical data object as said new WORM logical data object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Erika M. Dawson, Jonathan W. Peake, Joseph M. Swingler, Michael W. Wood
  • Patent number: 8924673
    Abstract: A method in one embodiment for operating a virtual server supporting at least one Write Once Read Many (WORM) logical data object and at least one read-write logical object includes initializing a logical data object from a common pool of the logical data objects, the logical data object bound with a member of a media type group, the member of the media type group comprising a WORM logical data object and a read-write logical data object; and reusing one of the logical data objects as the member of the media type group without ejection and reinsertion by mounting the logical data object with a write from beginning of logical data object to bind at least one data attribute to the member of the media type group to replace any previous attribute and data associated with the logical data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Erika M. Dawson, Jonathan W. Peake, Joseph M. Swingler, Michael W. Wood
  • Patent number: 8898428
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for accessing host data records stored in a virtual tape storage (VTS) system includes receiving a mount request to access a host data record, determining a starting logical block ID (SLBID) corresponding to the requested host data record, determining a physical block ID (PBID) that corresponds to the SLBID, accessing a physical block on a tape medium corresponding to the PBID, and outputting the physical block corresponding to the PBID without outputting an entire logical volume that the physical block is stored to. According to another embodiment, a VTS system includes random access storage, sequential access storage, support for a virtual volume, a storage manager having logic for determining a PBID that corresponds to a SLBID, and logic for copying a portion of a logical volume from the sequential access storage to the random access storage without copying the entire logical volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 8856436
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for accessing host data records stored on a VTS system includes receiving a mount request to access at least one host data record on a VTS system, determining a number of host compressed data records per physical block on a sequential access storage medium, determining a PBID that corresponds to the requested at least one host data record, accessing a physical block on the sequential access storage medium corresponding to the PBID, and outputting the physical block without outputting an entire logical volume that the physical block is stored to. In another embodiment, a VTS system includes random access storage, sequential access storage, support for at least one virtual volume, a storage manager having logic for determining a PBID that corresponds to a SLBID, and logic for performing the above described method. Other methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 8656094
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith, the computer readable program code comprising: computer readable program code configured to receive a mount request to access at least one host data record on a virtual tape storage (VTS) system; computer readable program code configured to determine a number of host compressed data records per physical block on a magnetic tape medium; computer readable program code configured to determine a physical block ID (PBID) that corresponds to the requested at least one host data record; computer readable program code configured to access a physical block on the magnetic tape medium corresponding to the PBID; and computer readable program code configured to output the physical block without outputting an entire logical volume from the magnetic tape medium that the physical block is stored to. Other systems and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Peake
  • Publication number: 20130290625
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for accessing host data records stored in a virtual tape storage (VTS) system. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith. The computer readable program code includes computer readable program code configured to receive a mount request to access at least one host data record in a VTS system; computer readable program code configured to determine a starting logical block ID (SLBID) corresponding to the at least one requested host data record; computer readable program code configured to determine a physical block ID (PBID) that corresponds to the SLBID; computer readable program code configured to access a physical block on a magnetic tape medium corresponding to the PBID; and computer readable program code configured to output at least the physical block without outputting an entire logical volume that the physical block is stored to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Patent number: 8555025
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for selective device access control in a data storage system are provided. A method includes initializing a plurality of access groups associated with logical devices used to access the data storage system, each of the plurality of access groups corresponding to a range of the logical devices, pursuant to a mount of a logical volume of the data storage system, and binding an access group name of one the plurality of access groups to at least one of a metadata of the logical volume at a volume creation and a volume header of the logical volume, wherein the logical volume, once bound to the access group name, is granted access by those of the logical devices in a range of the logical devices corresponding to the one of the plurality of access groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Peake, Joseph M. Swingler
  • Patent number: 8533427
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a virtual tape storage (VTS) system includes random access storage; sequential access storage; support for at least one virtual volume; a storage manager having logic for determining a physical block ID (PBID) that corresponds to a starting logical block ID (SLBID); and logic for copying a portion of a logical volume from the sequential access storage to the random access storage without copying the entire logical volume. Other embodiments are disclosed also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Jonathan W. Peake
  • Publication number: 20130007361
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for selective device access control in a data storage system are provided. A method includes initializing a plurality of access groups associated with logical devices used to access the data storage system, each of the plurality of access groups corresponding to a range of the logical devices, pursuant to a mount of a logical volume of the data storage system, and binding an access group name of one the plurality of access groups to at least one of a metadata of the logical volume at a volume creation and a volume header of the logical volume, wherein the logical volume, once bound to the access group name, is granted access by those of the logical devices in a range of the logical devices corresponding to the one of the plurality of access groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan W. PEAKE, Joseph M. SWINGLER
  • Patent number: 8327106
    Abstract: Various method, system, and computer program product embodiments for selective device access control in a data storage system are provided. In one such embodiment, a plurality of access groups associated with logical devices used to access the data storage system is initialized. Each of the plurality of access groups corresponds to a range of the logical devices. An access group name of one of the access groups is bound to a logical volume of the data storage system at a volume creation. The logical volume, once bound to the access group name, is granted access by those of the logical devices in a range of the logical devices corresponding to the one of the access groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Peake, Joseph M. Swingler
  • Publication number: 20120284467
    Abstract: A data storage system stores logical data object(s), each identified by a logical identifier. A control is configured to assign a unique WORM (Write Once Read Many) identifier to the logical data object, and stores the unique WORM identifier as associated with the logical identifier, in a database maintained by the control so as to be persistent. Data storage is configured to write the logical data object with a header with the unique WORM identifier. The control, in order to allow the logical data object to be accessed externally to the control, requires matching the unique WORM identifier in the header of a logical data object to the unique WORM identifier of the persistent database for the logical object. The unique WORM identifier is formed of a checksum hash value related to nonce fields comprising at least the logical identifier of the logical data object, and an incrementing token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: THOMAS W. BISH, JONATHAN W. PEAKE, MARK A. REID, JOSEPH M. SWINGLER
  • Publication number: 20120239877
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for accessing host data records stored on a VTS system includes receiving a mount request to access at least one host data record on a VTS system, determining a number of host compressed data records per physical block on a sequential access storage medium, determining a PBID that corresponds to the requested at least one host data record, accessing a physical block on the sequential access storage medium corresponding to the PBID, and outputting the physical block without outputting an entire logical volume that the physical block is stored to. In another embodiment, a VTS system includes random access storage, sequential access storage, support for at least one virtual volume, a storage manager having logic for determining a PBID that corresponds to a SLBID, and logic for performing the above described method. Other methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Peake
  • Publication number: 20120239876
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for accessing host data records stored in a VTS system includes receiving a mount request to access at least one host data record, determining a SLBID corresponding to the requested host data records, determining a PBID that corresponds to the SLBID, accessing a physical block on a sequential access storage medium corresponding to the PBID, and outputting at least the physical block corresponding to the PBID without outputting an entire logical volume that the physical block is stored to. According to another embodiment, a VTS system includes random access storage, sequential access storage, support for at least one virtual volume, a storage manager having logic for determining a PBID that corresponds to a SLBID, and logic for copying a portion of a logical volume from the sequential access storage to the random access storage without copying the entire logical volume. Other embodiments are disclosed also.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bish, Jonathan W. Peake