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A system and method for coalescing a plurality of snapshots into a single destination volume file system. Each snapshot and its replicated file system is replicated in a directory associated with the destination file system in which the coalesced snapshots are stored. The destination file system can be associated with a backup server and information from each of the plurality of snapshots can be transferred to the backup server by an respective backup clients over a network. Information can be passed to the backup server from the backup client(s) using a dump and restore process.

Title
System and method for coalescing a plurality of snapshots
Application Number
10/101889
Publication Number
7467167 (B2)
Application Date
March 19, 2002
Publication Date
December 16, 2008
Inventor
Hugo Patterson
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Cesari and McKenna
Assignee
Network Appliance
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 17/30
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