06212512 is referenced by 565 patents and cites 7 patents.

A data protection system that integrates a database with Windows Explorer in the Microsoft Windows 9X and NT Environments that mimics the Windows Explorer user interface, enabling the user to apply already known use paradigms. The data protection system appears as an extension to Windows Explorer and visibly appears as a folder item called the data vault. The data vault is a virtual disk that represents the underlying database. The database creates records and stores information about files backed up to removable secondary storage medium. Files may be backed up manually or automatically. A schedule can be set up for automatic protection of selected files and file types. The database can be searched to find files for restoration purposes without having to load secondary storage medium. Once a file or files are selected, the data protection system indicates which labeled removable secondary storage medium must be loaded for retrieval.

Title
Integration of a database into file management software for protecting, tracking and retrieving data
Application Number
9/225522
Publication Number
6212512 (B1)
Application Date
January 6, 1999
Publication Date
April 3, 2001
Inventor
Ellen M Nelson
LaPorte
CO, US
Keith Schwols
Ft. Collins
CO, US
Rock D Barney
Ft. Collins
CO, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Company
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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