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1. US20170269838 - Performing a non-disruptive upgrade of data in a storage system

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15071663
Application Date 16.03.2016
Publication Number 20170269838
Publication Date 21.09.2017
Grant Number 09959043
Grant Date 01.05.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers ; , e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
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0671In-line storage system
0673Single storage device
Applicants Pure Storage, Inc.
Inventors Jianting Cao
Wentian Cui
Christopher Golden
David Grunwald
Scott Smith
Qi Zhou
Agents Edward J. Lenart
Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP
Title
(EN) Performing a non-disruptive upgrade of data in a storage system
Abstract
(EN)

Performing a non-disruptive upgrade of data in a storage system that includes a plurality of storage devices and a storage controller, including: creating new data in a new data format, wherein the new data includes a reference to old data in an old data format, wherein system software in the storage system can utilize data in the new data format and the old data format; determining that a portion of the volume has changed; and responsive to determining that the portion of the volume has changed, updating the new data to include a reference to old data associated with a portion of the volume that precedes the changed portion of the volume, new data associated with the changed portion of the volume, and a reference to old data associated with a portion of the volume that follows the changed portion of the volume.


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