Patent Number: 8,818,962

Title: Proactive detection of data inconsistencies in a storage system point-in-time copy of data

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to testing a storage system point-in-time copy of data for consistency. An aspect of the invention includes receiving system and application event information from systems and applications associated with point-in-time copies of data. The system and application event information is associated with each of point-in-time copies of data. At least one point-in-time copy of data is selected for testing. The system and application event information is compared with inconsistency classes to determine tests for testing the point-in-time copy of data. The point-in-time copy of data is tested.

Inventors: Mandagere; Nagapramod S. (San Jose, CA), Routray; Ramani R. (San Jose, CA), Uttamchandani; Sandeep M. (San Jose, CA), Zhou; Pin (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018