Patent Number: 8,880,478

Title: Scan-free archiving

Abstract: A method is disclosed for archiving data in a storage server using a runtime monitoring system. The method includes providing a plurality of data files and creating access logs according to a specified format, which may include an append only access log, from the plurality of data files. At least one of the access logs from the plurality of data files is examined and a file will be archived from the examination of the access logs. An archive procedure is initiated for a file when the file has not been accessed for a specified period of time. If the file will be archived includes ascertaining if the file has a duplicate entry in the access log, and archiving the file when the file does not have the duplicate entry in the access log.

Inventors: Chen; Ying (San Jose, CA), Liu; Chao (Champaign, IL), Mbogo; Lesley (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

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