Patent Number: 8,719,220

Title: Low traffic failback remote copy

Abstract: The local storage performs remote copy to the remote storage. For low traffic failback remote copy, the remote storage performs a delta copy to the local storage, the delta being the difference between the remote storage and local storage. The local storage backs up snapshot data. The remote storage resolves the difference of the snapshot of the local storage and the remote storage. The difference resolution method can take one of several approaches. First, the system informs the timing of snapshot of the local storage to the remote storage and records the accessed area of the data. Second, the system informs the timing of snapshot of the local storage to the remote storage, and the remote storage makes a snapshot and compares the snapshot and remote copied data. Third, the system compares the local data and remote copy data with hashed data.

Inventors: Kawaguchi; Tomohiro (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018