Patent Number: 8,793,451

Title: Snapshot content metadata for application consistent backups

Abstract: At least one of configuration information of a storage volume stored on a storage system and characteristics of a snapshot, including characteristics of one or more files stored in the snapshot, are identified. Snapshot content metadata, comprising the at least one of the identified characteristics and the configuration information, is created. The snapshot content metadata is associated with the snapshot.

Inventors: Goodman; Daniel Isaac (Beit Shemesh, IL), Broido; Yakov Jacob (Tel-Aviv, IL)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018