US 9,811,426 B2
Managing back up operations for data
Marianne J. Mostachetti, Hyde Park, NY (US); Peter G. Sutton, Lagrangeville, NY (US); and Harry M. Yudenfriend, Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Jun. 29, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/753,578.
Application 14/753,578 is a division of application No. 13/672,917, filed on Nov. 9, 2012, granted, now 9,092,377.
Application 13/672,917 is a continuation of application No. 13/248,251, filed on Sep. 29, 2011, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2015/0301904 A1, Oct. 22, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 11/14 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 11/1461 (2013.01) [G06F 11/1448 (2013.01); G06F 11/1458 (2013.01); G06F 11/1464 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for managing backup operations for data resources, the method comprising:
identifying at least one data resource residing on at least one data storage device;
automatically determining, with an information processing system, that the at least one data resource is associated with a backup policy, wherein the backup policy at least indicates that at least one backup operation is to be performed for the at least one data resource;
based on the at least one data resource being associated with a backup policy, determining that the at least one data resource is associated with two or more backup agents, where each backup agent of the two of more backup agents performs a duplicate instance of the at least one backup operation for the at least one data resource; and
based on the at least one data resource being associated with two or more backup agents, reassigning only one of the two or more backup agents to the at least one data resource, wherein the reassigning prevents each of the two or more backup agents not reassigned to the at least one data resource from performing the at least one backup operation.