07389311 is referenced by 227 patents and cites 85 patents.

The invention is a modular backup and retrieval system. The software modules making up the backup and retrieval system run independently, and can run either on the same computing devices or on different computing devices. The modular software system coordinates and performs backups of various computing devices communicating to the modules. Actions of modules on one of the computing devices acts as a system manager for a network backup regimen. A management component acts as a manager for the archival and restoration of the computing devices on the network. It manages and allocates library media usage, maintains backup scheduling and levels, and supervises or maintains the archives themselves through pruning or aging policies. The management component is not hard wired in its functionality, but may adapt to changing circumstances in these policies. A second software module acts as a manager for each particular library media.

Title
Modular backup and retrieval system
Application Number
9/354063
Publication Number
7389311 (B1)
Application Date
July 15, 1999
Publication Date
June 17, 2008
Inventor
Anand Prahlad
East Brunswick
NJ, US
David Alan Oshinsky
East Brunswick
NJ, US
Srinivas Kavuri
Highland Park
NJ, US
John Crescenti
Freehold
NJ, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
CommVault Systems
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/167
G06F 7/00
G06F 12/00
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