Patent Number: 8,817,411

Title: System, method and computer program product for optimization of tape performance

Abstract: A tape performance optimization method may include accumulating data in a memory, monitoring the accumulation of data, determining whether a certain amount of data has been accumulated in the memory, and causing the accumulated data to be migrated to a tape in a tape library. In one embodiment, the amount of data to be accumulated is set to be two wraps or a multiple thereof. Using embodiments, it can take zero or near zero time to rewind the tape when unloading occurs, eliminating wasted tape movement time and significantly increasing tape performance. In one embodiment, the accumulation of data may be terminated even if the desired amount of data has not been accumulated. In one embodiment, the termination might be triggered by a timeout condition.

Inventors: Sims; Robert C. (Round Rock, TX), Moody, II; William H. (Austin, TX), Bianchi; Brian J. (Cedar Park, TX)

Assignee: KIP CR P1 LP

International Classification: G11B 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018