Patent Number: 8,819,363

Title: Data copying method

Abstract: A method for controlling a switch apparatus connectable to a host and a storage device including first and second areas, the method includes: establishing schedule of copying data stored in the first area of the storage device into the second area of the storage device; monitoring a state of access by the host to the storage device; carrying out copying the data stored in the first area into the second area while the monitored state of the access by the host allows copying of the data from the first area into the second area; and enhancing copying, if any portion of the data remains when a time set by the schedule is expired, the remaining portion of the data from the first area into the second area.

Inventors: Satou; Akira (Kawasaki, JP), Fujita; Kenichi (Kawasaki, JP), Sasage; Koutarou (Kawasaki, JP), Masaki; Atsushi (Kawasaki, JP), Shiomi; Hiroshi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 3/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018