Patents by Inventor Rahul S. Pawar

Rahul S. Pawar 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).

  • Publication number: 20190369901
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable a virtual machine, including 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 moves data blocks from backup to a primary storage destination that becomes the virtual machine's primary data store after relocation completes. An enhanced data agent, operating in conjunction with an enhanced media agent in a storage management system, coordinates restoring the virtual machine and launching the relocation operation. The enhanced media agent pre-stages certain backed up data blocks based on predictive analysis pertaining to the virtual machine's operational profile. The enhanced media agent also pre-stages backed up data blocks for the relocation operation, based on the operation's relocation scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar, Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Satish Chandra Kilaru, Ananda Venkatesha
  • Publication number: 20190347120
    Abstract: Virtual machine (VM) proliferation may be reduced by determining the availability of existing VMs to perform a task. Tasks may be assigned to existing VMs instead of creating a new VM to perform the task. Furthermore, a coordinator may determine a grouping of VMs or VM hosts based on one or more factors associated with the VMs or the VM hosts, such as VM type or geographical location of the VM hosts. The coordinator may also assign one or more Virtual Server Agents (VSAs) to facilitate managing the group of VM hosts. In some embodiments, the coordinators may facilitate load balancing of VSAs during operation, such as during a backup operation, a restore operation, or any other operation between a primary storage system and a secondary storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Rahul S. PAWAR, Ashwin Gautamchand SANCHETI, Sumer Dilip DESHPANDE, Sri Karthik BHAGI, Henry Wallace DORNEMANN, Ananda VENKATESHA
  • Patent number: 10474483
    Abstract: Virtual machine (VM) proliferation may be reduced through the use of Virtual Server Agents (VSAs) assigned to a group of VM hosts that may determine the availability of a VM to perform a task. Tasks may be assigned to existing VMs instead of creating a new VM to perform the task. Furthermore, a VSA coordinator may determine a grouping of VMs or VM hosts based on one or more factors associated with the VMs or the VM hosts, such as VM type or geographical location of the VM hosts. The VSA coordinator may also assign one or more VSAs to facilitate managing the group of VM hosts. In some embodiments, the VSA coordinators may facilitate load balancing of VSAs during operation, such as during a backup operation, a restore operation, or any other operation between a primary storage system and a secondary storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Rahul S. Pawar, Ashwin Gautamchand Sancheti, Sumer Dilip Deshpande, Sri Karthik Bhagi, Henry Wallace Dornemann, Ananda Venkatesha
  • Patent number: 10474548
    Abstract: An illustrative “VM heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target VMs in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target VMs are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative VM distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic to transmit special-purpose heartbeat packets to respective target VMs and to track ping responses. If a target VM is ultimately confirmed failed by its worker monitor node, an illustrative master monitor node triggers an enhanced storage manager to initiate failover for the failed VM. The enhanced storage manager communicates with the heartbeat monitor nodes and also manages VM failovers and other storage management operations in the system. Special features for cloud-to-cloud failover scenarios enable a VM in a first region of a public cloud to fail over to a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhosh Sanakkayala, Sarath Cheriyan Joseph, Ananda Venkatesha, Rajesh Polimera, Rahul S. Pawar, Henry Wallace Dornemann
  • Publication number: 20190340088
    Abstract: An illustrative “VM heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target VMs in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target VMs are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative VM distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic to transmit special-purpose heartbeat packets to respective target VMs and to track ping responses. If a target VM is ultimately confirmed failed by its worker monitor node, an illustrative master monitor node triggers an enhanced storage manager to initiate failover for the failed VM. The enhanced storage manager communicates with the heartbeat monitor nodes and also manages VM failovers and other storage management operations in the system. Special features for cloud-to-cloud failover scenarios enable a VM in a first region of a public cloud to fail over to a second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Santhosh SANAKKAYALA, Sarath Cheriyan JOSEPH, Ananda VENKATESHA, Rajesh POLIMERA, Rahul S. PAWAR, Henry Wallace DORNEMANN
  • Patent number: 10452303
    Abstract: 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. An 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 a virtual-machine-file-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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar, Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Satish Chandra Kilaru, Ananda Venkatesha
  • Patent number: 10445518
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Erofeev, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 10437505
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable a virtual machine, including 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 moves data blocks from backup to a primary storage destination that becomes the virtual machine's primary data store after relocation completes. An enhanced data agent, operating in conjunction with an enhanced media agent in a storage management system, coordinates restoring the virtual machine and launching the relocation operation. The enhanced media agent pre-stages certain backed up data blocks based on predictive analysis pertaining to the virtual machine's operational profile. The enhanced media agent also pre-stages backed up data blocks for the relocation operation, based on the operation's relocation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar, Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Satish Chandra Kilaru, Ananda Venkatesha
  • Publication number: 20190303606
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Andrei EROFEEV, Rahul S. PAWAR
  • Patent number: 10417102
    Abstract: An illustrative “VM heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target VMs in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target VMs are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative VM distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic to transmit special-purpose heartbeat packets to respective target VMs and to track ping responses. If a target VM is ultimately confirmed failed by its worker monitor node, an illustrative master monitor node triggers an enhanced storage manager to initiate failover for the failed VM. The enhanced storage manager communicates with the heartbeat monitor nodes and also manages VM failovers and other storage management operations in the system. Special features for cloud-to-cloud failover scenarios enable a VM in a first region of a public cloud to fail over to a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhosh Sanakkayala, Sarath Cheriyan Joseph, Ananda Venkatesha, Rajesh Polimera, Rahul S. Pawar, Henry Wallace Dornemann
  • Publication number: 20190278664
    Abstract: A system according to certain aspects may include a client computing device including: a database application configured to output a database file in a primary storage device(s), the database application outputting the database file as a series of application-level blocks; and a data agent configured to divide the database file into a plurality of first blocks having a first granularity larger than a second granularity of the application-level blocks such that each of the first blocks spans a plurality of the application-level blocks. The system may include a secondary storage controller computer(s) configured to: in response to instructions to create a secondary copy of the database file: copy the plurality of first blocks to a secondary storage device(s) to create a secondary copy of the database file; and create a table that provides a mapping between the copied plurality of first blocks and corresponding locations on the secondary storage device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Wallace DORNEMANN, Rahul S. PAWAR, Jun H. AHN
  • Patent number: 10402277
    Abstract: A system and method for using a snapshot as a data source is described. In some cases, the system stores a snapshot and an associated data structure or index to storage media to create a secondary copy of a volume of data. In some cases, the associated index includes application specific data about a file system or other application that created the data to identify the location of the data. The associated index may include three entries, and may be used to facilitate the recovery of data via the snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ngo, Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 10387073
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and processes for replicating one or more user computing systems of an information management system at an external resource system to create a backup or fallback of the user computing systems. Replicating the user computing systems may include replicating data as well as the applications, operating systems and configuration of the user computing systems. This replicated or fallback user computing system may be implemented on a virtual machine at the external resource system. Thus, if a user computing system becomes inaccessible, a new user computing system can be generated based on the backup copy of the user computing system at the external resource system. Further, in some embodiments, the copy of the user computing system may be interacted with at the external resource system. Thus, certain embodiments disclosed herein can be used to transition an information management system to an external resource system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Sri Karthik Bhagi, Sunil Gutta, Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Publication number: 20190227832
    Abstract: Hypervisor-independent block-level live browse is used for directly accessing backed up virtual machine (VM) data. Hypervisor-free file-level recovery (block-level pseudo-mount) from backed up VMs also is disclosed. Backed up virtual machine (“VM”) data can be browsed without needing or using a hypervisor. Individual backed up VM files can be requested and restored to anywhere without a hypervisor and without the need to restore the rest of the backed up virtual disk. Hypervisor-agnostic VM backups can be browsed and recovered without a hypervisor and from anywhere, and individual backed up VM files can be restored to anywhere, e.g., to a different VM platform, to a non-VM environment, without restoring an entire virtual disk, and without a recovery data agent at the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar, Amit Mitkar, Sunil Kumar Gutta, Sumedh Pramod Degaonkar, Jianwei Chen
  • Publication number: 20190220368
    Abstract: A system according to certain aspects improves the process of restoring database objects and converting those objects into another database file format. According to certain aspects, a database file is backed up in a block-level fashion. Instead of restoring the entire backup file, which can consume a large amount of time and computing resources, the information management system may restore a particular database object from a backup database file that is stored as multiple blocks or other granular units. Then, the information management system can extract the desired data from the restored block(s). By using block-level mapping and storage techniques described herein, the system can restore a database object in a backup database file without restoring the entire backup database file, thereby speeding up restore operations and reducing consumption of storage and processing resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brahmaiah VALLABHANENI, Paramasivam KUMARASAMY, Rahul S. PAWAR, Henry Wallace DORNEMANN, Jun H. AHN, Muthusamy SENTHILNATHAN
  • Publication number: 20190213087
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, a system may include a data agent configured to: process a database file residing on a primary storage device(s) to identify a subset of data in the database file for archiving, the database file generated by a database application; and extract the subset of the data from the database file and store the subset of the data in an archive file on the primary storage device(s) as a plurality of blocks having a common size; and at least one secondary storage controller computer configured to, as part of a secondary copy operation in which the archive file is copied to a secondary storage device(s): copy the plurality of blocks to the secondary storage devices to create a secondary copy of the archive file; and create a table that provides a mapping between the copied plurality of blocks and corresponding locations in the secondary storage device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Paramasivam KUMARASAMY, Brahmaiah VALLABHANENI, Rahul S. PAWAR, Henry Wallace DORNEMANN, Jun H. AHN, Amey Vijaykumar KARANDIKAR, Amit MITKAR, Muthusamy SENTHILNATHAN, Satish Chandra KILARU
  • Publication number: 20190196916
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, a system may include a computing device configured to: intercept a request from a database application to read a portion of a database file, where a secondary copy of the database file resides on a secondary storage device(s) and is organized as a plurality of first blocks, wherein the request includes a database file offset(s) corresponding to the requested portion; and map the database file offset(s) to a subset of the first blocks that correspond to requested database object(s). The system may include a secondary storage controller computer(s) configured to: access a table that maps the plurality of first blocks to storage locations on the secondary storage device(s); using the table, locate and retrieve the subset of the first blocks on the secondary storage device(s); and forward the retrieved first blocks for storage in a primary storage device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Paramasivam KUMARASAMY, Rahul S. PAWAR, Henry Wallace DORNEMANN, Jun H. AHN, Brahmaiah VALLABHANENI, Girish RAMOHALLI GOPALA RAO
  • Patent number: 10296368
    Abstract: Hypervisor-independent block-level live browse is used for directly accessing backed up virtual machine (VM) data. Hypervisor-free file-level recovery (block-level pseudo-mount) from backed up VMs also is disclosed. Backed up virtual machine (“VM”) data can be browsed without needing or using a hypervisor. Individual backed up VM files can be requested and restored to anywhere without a hypervisor and without the need to restore the rest of the backed up virtual disk. Hypervisor-agnostic VM backups can be browsed and recovered without a hypervisor and from anywhere, and individual backed up VM files can be restored to anywhere, e.g., to a different VM platform, to a non-VM environment, without restoring an entire virtual disk, and without a recovery data agent at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Rahul S. Pawar, Amit Mitkar, Sunil Kumar Gutta, Sumedh Pramod Degaonkar, Jianwei Chen
  • Patent number: 10296607
    Abstract: A data storage system protects data identified for deletion which has been created or modified between scheduled data backups. For instance, the system monitors data operations and when the data operation is a delete, the system determines whether the data identified for deletion has been protected by a backup operation. Data that has not been backed up, such as newly created data, is copied to temporary storage before deletion. When the data has been protected, the system determines whether the data has been modified after the backup operation. Data modified after the backup operation is copied to temporary storage before deletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul S. Pawar, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Douglas Cary Swallow, Prakash Varadharajan
  • Publication number: 20190138342
    Abstract: An illustrative “Live Synchronization” feature in a data storage management system can reduce the downtime that arises in failover situations. The illustrative Live Sync embodiment uses backup data to create and maintain a ready (or “warm”) virtualized computing platform comprising one or more virtual machines (“VMs”) that are configured and ready to be activated and take over data processing from another data processing platform operating in the production environment. The “warm” computing platform awaits activation as a failover solution for the production system(s) and can be co-located at the production data center, or configured at a remote or disaster recovery site, which in some embodiments is configured “in the cloud.” Both local and remote illustrative embodiments are discussed herein. An “incremental forever” approach can be combined with deduplication and synthetic full backups to speed up data transfer and update the disaster recovery sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Wallace Dornemann, Ajay Venkat Nagrale, Rahul S. Pawar, Ananda Venkatesha