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Described herein are systems and methods for multiplexing pipelined data for backup operations. Various data streams are combined such as by multiplexing by a multiplexing module. The multiplexing module combines the data from the various data streams received by receiver module(s) into a single stream of chunks. The multiplexing module may combine data from multiple archive files into a single chunk. Additional modules perform other operations on the chunks of data to be transported such as encryption, compression, etc. The data chunks are transmitted via a transport channel to a receive pipeline that includes a second receiver module and other modules. The data chunks are then stored in a backup medium. The chunks are later retrieved and separated such as by demultiplexing for restoring to a client or for further storage as auxiliary copies of the separated data streams or archive files.

Title
System and method for combining data streams in pipelined storage operations in a storage network
Application Number
10/990357
Publication Number
7315923 (B2)
Application Date
November 15, 2004
Publication Date
January 1, 2008
Inventor
Rajiv Kottomtharayil
Ocean
NJ, US
Arun Amarendran
Bangalore
IN
Manoj Vijayan Retnamma
Ocean
NJ, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
CommVault Systems
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 12/16
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