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Donald R Humlicek, Rodney A DeKoning, William P Delaney: Managing a snapshot volume or one or more checkpoint volumes with multiple point-in-time images in a single repository. LSI Logic Corporation, John R Ley, July 15, 2003: US06594744 (195 worldwide citation)

In a storage system, such as a storage area network, a snapshot volume or one or more checkpoint volumes are formed from the same base volume using a single repository containing multiple images of data stored in the base volume. The first image is started with the formation of the snapshot volume o ...


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Bret S Weber, Rodney A DeKoning, William P Delaney, Ray M Jantz, William V Courtright II: System for monitoring and managing devices on a network from a management station via a proxy server that provides protocol converter. LSI Logic Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew L, November 12, 2002: US06480901 (164 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring and managing devices on a network. The system and method preferably comprises a proxy server connected to the network and a managed device connected to the proxy server. The system further comprises storage means for storing a device management application program ...


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Rodney A DeKoning, William P Delaney, Ray M Jantz, Bret S Weber, William V Courtright II: Methods and apparatus for managing heterogeneous storage devices. LSI Logic Corporation, Suiter West PC, July 27, 2004: US06769022 (135 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and managing devices on network comprising one or more managed devices connected to the network and storage means for storing a device management application program associated with each of the managed devices. The system further includes a management station which is in comm ...


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Walter Bramhall, Rodney A Dekoning, William P Delaney, Ray Jantz: Methods and apparatus for seamless firmware update and propagation in a dual raid controller system. LSI Logic Corporation, Lathrop & Gage L C, January 6, 2004: US06675258 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods and associated structure for updating and propagating firmware updates in a multiple redundant controller storage subsystem. The methods of the present invention assure that the storage subsystem remains operable processing host system I/O requests while the redundant controllers manage the ...


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William P Delaney, Gerald J Fredin, Andrew J Spry: Context-based failover architecture for redundant servers. LSI Logic Corporation, November 30, 1999: US05996086 (104 worldwide citation)

In a redundant server network system, failover services for a failed server are provided by a survivor server belonging to a common failover group. At startup of a local server process running on the survivor server, a context is created for the local server and for each remote server belonging to t ...


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William V Courtright II, William P Delaney, Gerald J Fredin: System controller with plurality of memory queues for prioritized scheduling of I/O requests from priority assigned clients. LSI Logic, December 5, 2000: US06157963 (99 worldwide citation)

A system for globally prioritizing and scheduling I/O requests from a plurality of storage users or clients to one or more storage objects. The system comprises a storage controller configured to receive I/O requests from the client workstations and prioritize and schedule those I/O requests in acco ...


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William P Delaney, Rodney A DeKoning: Method for the acceleration and simplification of file system logging techniques using storage device snapshots. LSI Logic Corporation, Suiter West PC LLO, April 5, 2005: US06877109 (67 worldwide citation)

This invention presents a method and system to emulate logging or journaling file systems by means of a snapshot mechanism. Use of the snapshot mechanism reduces the number of system bus calls during log or journal updates and recalls in case of file recovery. The snapshot mechanism is implemented i ...


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William V Courtright II, William P Delaney: Method for mapping in dynamically addressed storage subsystems. LSI Logic Corporation, August 15, 2000: US06105103 (49 worldwide citation)

A paged addressing method and associated apparatus for dynamically addressed disk storage subsystem. The present invention stores the logical to physical address map in the disk array. The logical to physical address map is divided into useful sized portions. The logical to physical address map port ...


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Donald R Humlicek, Charles E Nichols, William P Delaney: Method of handling unreadable blocks during rebuilding of a RAID device. LSI Logic Corporation, Cochran Freund & Young, October 25, 2005: US06959413 (30 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for continuing a rebuilding process of a RAID system by flagging a block of data as being bad when a media error or other error occurs that prohibits the reconstruction of data. The block of data may be flagged by writing a bad error correction code to the block of data, by kee ...


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Keith W Holt, William P Delaney: Method for loosely coupling metadata and data in a storage array. LSI Logic Corporation, Suiter West Swantz PC LLO, April 18, 2006: US07032125 (28 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and system for associating metadata with user data in a storage array in a manner that provides independence between metadata management and a storage controller's cache block size. Metadata may be associated with user data according to multiple fashions in order to ...