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Leon Daniel Baranovsky, Luis Felipe Cabrera, Chiehshow Chin, Robert Rees: Logical volume manager and method having enhanced update capability with dynamic allocation of storage and minimal storage of metadata information. International Business Machines Corporation, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, April 27, 1999: US05897661 (255 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, a method, and a computer program product conceptually provide a logical unit of undivided data storage that spans physical storage device boundaries. The apparatus manages the logical unit of undivided storage using metadata information stored on the physical storage devices. Advantage ...


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Luis Felipe Cabrera, Michael G Lotz: Systems and methods for migration and recall of data from local and remote storage. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, July 31, 2001: US06269382 (247 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for hierarchical storage management. A system manager specifies policies used to migrate and recall data from between the local and a remote storage while the system itself is afforded latitude in complying or violating these policies. As a vi ...


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Luis Felipe Cabrera, Ravisankar V Pudipeddi: Buffering data in a hierarchical data storage environment. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, June 29, 2004: US06757794 (234 worldwide citation)

A system, a method, and program products for buffering data from a file in a hierarchical data storage system allocates data buffers and buffer management structures in memory to optimize performance of no recall requests. Buffer management structures, such as buffer headers and hash queue headers, ...


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Henry Robert Coy, Robert M Rees, Luis Felipe Cabrera: System and method for managing a hierarchical storage system through improved data migration. International Business Machines Corporation, Esther E Klein, July 1, 1997: US05644766 (219 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for preserving spacial and temporal locality of sets of related objects when moving the sets within a storage hierarchy via a common server. The appropriate meta data is gathered to track the spacial and temporal locality of the sets of objects being moved within the ...


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Stefan R Steiner, Luis Felipe Cabrera: System and method for long-term administration of archival storage. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger Seeley, February 8, 2000: US06023710 (209 worldwide citation)

Many archive and backup systems write multiple copies of at least portions of a single file to various archive or backup storage sessions. Such is the case where an initial backup occurs followed by incremental backups at various times after the initial baseline backup. The present invention simplif ...


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Norbert P Kusters, Luis Felipe Cabrera, Brian D Andrew: System and method for growing differential file on a base volume of a snapshot. Microsoft Corporation, The Law Offices of Albert S Michalik PLLC, October 29, 2002: US06473775 (191 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating a snapshot with a differential file maintained on the base volume that can grow as needed. When a snapshot is captured, free space is allocated on the base volume to receive the differential file. Writes to the base volume are allowed except to the free space allocat ...


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Luis Felipe Cabrera, Robert M Rees: System and method for allocating storage in a fragmented storage space. International Business Machines Corporation, Esther E Klein, September 1, 1998: US05802599 (183 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a one-pass storage process to manage storage space in a storage hierarchy system wherein whole objects or fragments of whole objects can be retrieved efficiently. Metadata to represent appropriate geometric characteristics of storage devices, units of transfer to minimize ret ...


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Norbert P Kusters, Luis Felipe Cabrera, Brian D Andrew: Support for multiple temporal snapshots of same volume. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of AlbertSS Michalik PLLC, November 18, 2003: US06651075 (166 worldwide citation)

A system and method for more efficiently maintaining multiple temporal snapshots of a common base volume. When the base volume is modified, such as when existing data is overwritten with new data, that modification may affect two or more of the snapshots. Before the modification, the existing data i ...


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Luis Felipe Cabrera, Chandrasekaran Mohan, Inderpal Singh Narang: Method and means for backup and restoration of a database system linked to a system for filing data. International Business Machines Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, September 17, 2002: US06453325 (157 worldwide citation)

In a database system with linkage between data in the database system and files in a system for filing data which is external to the database system (“the filing system”), backup and restoration of the database are coordinated with the filing system. Backup of a referenced file is initiated when the ...


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Peter D Cohen, Ruben E Ortega, Luis Felipe Cabrera: Automatically generating task recommendations for human task performers. Amazon Technologies, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, February 8, 2011: US07885844 (130 worldwide citation)

Techniques are described for facilitating interactions between task requesters who have tasks that are available to be performed and task performers who are available to perform tasks, such as via an electronic marketplace acting as an intermediary for task performance. In some situations, the facil ...