Methods and apparatus for backing up data in a data center

  • US 7,325,156 B1
  • Filed: 10/07/2004
  • Issued: 01/29/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/07/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • under control of resources belonging to a controller domain of a data center,identifying a farm server for which a backup operation is to be performed, the farm server belonging to a first of a number of secure farm networks maintained by the data center;

    virtually associating with the first farm network, interfaces of backup services belonging to the controller domain;

    registering the farm server and backup services in a backup domain of the data center, the backup domain comprising backup storage;

    via the backup services that have been associated with the first farm network, and during execution of the backup operation by the farm server, facilitating movement of backup data from the first farm network to the backup storage; and

    after completing the backup operation, un-registering the farm server and backup services from the backup domain, and de-associating the interfaces of the backup services from the first farm network.

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