Patent Number: 8,880,475

Title: Reusing snapshots in a network data management protocol backup operation

Abstract: Mechanisms, in a data processing system, are provided for performing a data management operation. These mechanisms identify one or more defined groups of data elements that are a target of the data management operation. One or more previously generated snapshot files associated with the one or more defined groups are identified and a determination is made as to whether at least one previously generated snapshot file of the one or more previously generated snapshot files associated with the one or more defined groups is able to be reused when performing the data management operation. The data management operation is performed based on the determination of whether at least one previously generated snapshot file of the one or more previously generated snapshot files associated with the one or more defined groups is able to be reused when performing the data management operation.

Inventors: Olson; John T. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00