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The data storage system is connected to a local area network and includes a storage server that on a demand basis and/or on a periodically scheduled basis audits the activity on each volume of each data storage device that is connected to the network. Low priority data files are migrated via the network and the storage server to backend data storage media, and the directory resident in the data storage device is updated with a placeholder entry to indicate that this data file has been migrated to backend storage. When the processor requests this data file, the placeholder entry enables the storage server to recall the requested data file to the data storage device from which it originated.

Title
Data storage management for network interconnected processors
Application Number
8/201658
Publication Number
5537585
Application Date
February 25, 1994
Publication Date
July 16, 1996
Inventor
Richard A Winter
Longmont
CO, US
Brian E Trede
Boulder
CO, US
Jennifer K Montez
Thornton
CO, US
Anton H Kirchner
Boulder
CO, US
Paul D Dodd
Niwot
CO, US
Catherine I Brant
Boulder
CO, US
Ronald L Blickenstaff
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Duft Graziano & Forest
Assignee
Avail Systems Corporation
CO, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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