Patent Number: 7,765,372

Title: Storage controller and data management method

Abstract: Upon receiving a primary/secondary switching command from a secondary host system, a secondary storage control device interrogates a primary storage control device as to whether or not yet to be transferred data that has not been remote copied from the primary storage control device to the secondary storage control device is present. In the event that yet to be transferred data is present, the secondary storage control device receives yet to be transferred data from the primary storage control device and updates a secondary volume. The primary storage control device then manages positions of updates to the primary volume due to host accesses to the primary volume occurring at the time of the secondary storage control device receiving the primary/secondary switching command onwards using a differential bitmap table.

Inventors: Nagata; Koji (Kaisei, JP), Kodama; Shoji (Sagamihara, JP), Yagisawa; Ikuya (Machida, JP), Mogi; Katsuo (Odawara, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018