Patents by Inventor Vikas K. Gupta

Vikas K. Gupta 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: 20210049127
    Abstract: A method includes executing a configuration engine on one or more data processing device(s) of a computing system. In accordance with the execution, the method also includes discovering at least a subset of a number of resources associated with a target environment of the computing system, generating an environment definition associated with the target environment, building baseline configurations, policies and metadata for at least the subset of the number of resources, and versioning the aforementioned data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Prasad V. Kunchakarra, Vikas K. GUPTA, Eric C. HEIN, Ian B. SAVAGE, Sanjay K. KUNCHAKARRA
  • Patent number: 7461230
    Abstract: A method, system, computer system, and computer-readable medium that identify the number of times areas of storage are updated and use that information to synchronize primary and secondary storage areas. The invention enables quick resumption of operations upon a discovery that primary and secondary data have become unsynchronized. Regions of storage that are unsynchronized can be identified quickly without the need to read the change log. In addition, data are copied efficiently, with minimal or no duplication of effort or data. Faster and more reliable storage can be allocated for storing regions of data that are “hot spots,” thereby making better use of existing storage resources and budgets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas K. Gupta, Ashish Agarwal, Raghu Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 7406487
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for performing periodic replication using a write-ordered log. According to one embodiment, a plurality of write operations to a primary data volume are tracked using a write operation log and then data associated with the plurality of write operations is replicated to a secondary data volume by coalescing the plurality of write operations utilizing the write operation log and transferring data associated with the plurality of write operations to the secondary data volume. According to another embodiment the described tracking includes storing metadata associated with the plurality of write operations within the write operation log. In another embodiment, the described coalescing includes identifying a non-overlapping portion of a first write operation and a second write operation of the plurality of write operations utilizing the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas K. Gupta, Kedar M. Karmarkar, Raghu Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 7373468
    Abstract: A control facility that allows a non-programmer to use and manipulate replicated data without disrupting replication of the data itself. The control facility can be used and customized for a variety of software applications and storage platforms. These customized control facilities can enable a system administrator without application- or storage system-specific knowledge to perform off-host processing of the replicated data, such as taking snapshots of the data and running Decision Support System reports. In response to a single user command during replication of data from a primary node to a secondary node, the following steps are performed: obtaining a control message from the primary node, wherein the control message is associated with a control command for execution on the secondary node; and automatically executing the control command on the secondary node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventor: Vikas K. Gupta
  • Patent number: 7308545
    Abstract: A method and system of providing periodic replication is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method is provided which comprises creating a storage object corresponding to a storage volume, wherein the storage object comprises a point-in-time copy of the storage volume and a storage volume map; and replicating the storage volume using the storage object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Anand A. Kekre, Ronald S. Karr, John A. Colgrove, Kedar M. Karmarkar, Raghu Krishnamurthy, Saurabh R. Godbole, Ming Xu, Vikas K. Gupta, Deepak Tawri
  • Patent number: 7191284
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for performing periodic replication using a log and a change map. According to one embodiment, a first region and a second region of a primary data volume are identified and a plurality of write operations to the primary data volume are tracked by tracking write operations to the first region utilizing a storage replication log and tracking write operations to the second region utilizing a storage replication change map. Thereafter, data associated with the plurality of write operations is replicated from the primary data volume to a secondary data volume utilizing at least one of the storage replication log and the storage replication change map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Veritas Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas K. Gupta, Ming Xu, Kedar M. Karmarkar
  • Patent number: 7191299
    Abstract: A method and system of providing periodic replication is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method is provided which comprises creating a storage object corresponding to a data volume, wherein the storage object comprises a point-in-time copy of the data volume and a data volume map; and replicating the data volume utilizing the storage object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Veritas Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Anand K. Kekre, Ronald S. Karr, John A. Colgrove, Kedar M. Karmarkar, Raghu Krishnamurthy, Saurabh R. Godbole, Ming Xu, Vikas K. Gupta, Deepak Tawri
  • Patent number: 6779093
    Abstract: A control facility that allows a non-programmer to use and manipulate replicated data without disrupting replication of the data itself. The control facility can be used and customized for a variety of software applications and storage platforms to perform off-host processing of the replicated data. In response to a single user command during replication of data from a primary node to a secondary node, a control message is obtained from the primary node and a control command associated with the control message is automatically executed on the secondary node. A portion of the data is diverted from first storage at the secondary node to second storage in response to obtaining the control message, the portion of the data is copied to the first storage in response to completing the execution of the control command, and the data is automatically re-directed to the first storage in response to completing the copying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: VERITAS Operating Corporation
    Inventor: Vikas K. Gupta