US 9,811,427 B2
Information management by a media agent in the absence of communications with a storage manager
Michael Frank Klose, Goch (DE)
Assigned to COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC., Tinton Falls, NJ (US)
Filed by CommVault Systems, Inc., Oceanport, NJ (US)
Filed on May 6, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/271,302.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/974,181, filed on Apr. 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0286536 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 11/14 (2006.01); G06F 3/06 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 11/20 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 11/1464 (2013.01) [G06F 3/06 (2013.01); G06F 11/1456 (2013.01); G06F 17/30073 (2013.01); G06F 11/201 (2013.01); G06F 11/2094 (2013.01); G06F 2201/84 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for protecting data while a storage manager is out of communication with other components in the system, the system comprising:
a first computing device for hosting a storage manager;
a secondary storage device;
a secondary storage computing device in communication with (i) the secondary storage device and (ii) a client computing device, the secondary storage computing device comprising:
executable logic, and
management parameters received from the storage manager in anticipation of the secondary storage computing device being out of communication with the storage manager;
wherein, based at least in part on the executable logic and one or more of the management parameters,
the secondary storage computing device is configured to autonomously initiate and manage an information management job relative to primary data accessible to the client computing device,
while out of communication with the storage manager and without being directed by the storage manager or by any other storage manager, and
while the client computing device is also out of communication with the storage manager, and
wherein the information management job comprises a secondary copy operation for a portion of the primary data accessible to the client computing device; and
wherein, based at least in part on the executable logic, the secondary storage computing device is further configured to transmit to the storage manager after communications between the secondary storage computing device and the storage manager resume, metadata that is based on the information management job.