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The invention is a hierarchical backup system. The interconnected network computing devices are put into groups of backup cells. A backup cell has a manager software agent responsible maintaining and initiating a backup regime for the network computing devices in the backup cell. The backups are directed to backup devices within the backup cell. Several backup cells can be defined. A manager software agent for a particular cell may be placed into contact with the manager software agent of another cell, by which information about the cells may be passed back and forth. Additionally, one of the software agents may be given administrative control over another software agent with which it is in communication.

Title
Hierarchical backup and retrieval system
Application Number
9/354058
Publication Number
7395282 (B1)
Application Date
July 15, 1999
Publication Date
July 1, 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 17/30
G06F 7/00
G06F 12/00
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