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1. (WO2018204201) BACKUP AND RESTORE FRAMEWORK FOR DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204201    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029989
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G06F 9/48
G06F 11/14
Applicants: PIVOTAL SOFTWARE, INC.
Inventors: STOWELL, Therese, Louise
DUDALA, Kalyan, Chakravarthy
HUMPHREYS, Colin, Michael
JONES, Simon, James
NAIK, Jatin
PEREZ-SHIRLEY, Alvaro
STANLEY, Henry, Arthur James
Title: BACKUP AND RESTORE FRAMEWORK FOR DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS
Abstract:
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for backing up and restore a deployment on a cloud computing platform are described. A deployment on a cloud computing platform includes a set of virtual machines and corresponding disks. A deployment may include multiple subunits designated as deployment jobs. A respective job specification file specifies respective resources used by each deployment job. The resources include various scripts specifying actions to take before, during, and after a backup. A backup orchestrator, upon receiving a backup request for the deployment, executes the scripts in a pre-specified sequence ordered by script type. When a particular type of scripts executes, the corresponding script for each deployment job, if specified in the specification file to correspond to that type, executes. When all scripts of a particular type finish execution, scripts having a next type execute. Accordingly, the operations of backing up multiple deployment jobs are synchronized and orchestrated.