Patent Number: 7,613,888

Title: Maintain owning application information of data for a data storage system

Abstract: A data storage system writes data supplied from a host to data storage in accordance with write I/O of an owning application. A workload manager directs the processing of the supplied data in accordance with the write I/O of the owning application, provides service workload identification describing the write I/O, a storage subsystem control adds the service workload identification to record set information for the data, and a journal management system stores the record set information in a journal. The journaled information, for example, may be employed for performing forensic analysis of data corruption events or to perform security audits, etc.

Inventors: Boyd; Kenneth Wayne (Tucson, AZ), Dillenberger; Donna Eng (Yorktown Heights, NY), Kern; Robert Frederic (Otter Rock, OR), Micka; William Frank (Tucson, AZ), Palm; Jeffrey William (Rochester, MN), Shackelford; David Michael (Tucson, AZ), Wilding; Mark Francis (Barrie, CA)

Assignee: International Bsuiness Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/16 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017