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Title: Method And Apparatus For Arbitrarily Large Capacity Removable Media

Abstract

A method and apparatus to handle multiple sets of removable media within a storage system. A first set of removable media are mounted on a set of drives. Data is accepted until the first set of removable media is filled. A second set of removable media is mounted on the drives, while the first set of removable media is removed. When the change in removable media is complete, writing of data proceeds on the second set of removable media. Data may be buffered while the change in removable media occurs. Alternatively, two sets of removable media may be mounted at the same time. When the first set of removable media is filled to a selected amount, the second set of removable media may then be used to write the data. A third set of removable media is set up or mounted for use, while the first set of removable media is removed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. (Golden, CO)
  2. (Lino Lakes, MN)
  3. (Cugnaux, FR)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
879690
Patent Number(s):
6546458
Application Number:
09/751572
Assignee:
Storage Technology Corporation (Louisville, CO) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Milligan, Charles A., Hughes, James P., Debiez, and Jacques. Method And Apparatus For Arbitrarily Large Capacity Removable Media. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Milligan, Charles A., Hughes, James P., Debiez, & Jacques. Method And Apparatus For Arbitrarily Large Capacity Removable Media. United States.
Milligan, Charles A., Hughes, James P., Debiez, and Jacques. Tue . "Method And Apparatus For Arbitrarily Large Capacity Removable Media". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879690.
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title = {Method And Apparatus For Arbitrarily Large Capacity Removable Media},
author = {Milligan, Charles A. and Hughes, James P. and Debiez and Jacques},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus to handle multiple sets of removable media within a storage system. A first set of removable media are mounted on a set of drives. Data is accepted until the first set of removable media is filled. A second set of removable media is mounted on the drives, while the first set of removable media is removed. When the change in removable media is complete, writing of data proceeds on the second set of removable media. Data may be buffered while the change in removable media occurs. Alternatively, two sets of removable media may be mounted at the same time. When the first set of removable media is filled to a selected amount, the second set of removable media may then be used to write the data. A third set of removable media is set up or mounted for use, while the first set of removable media is removed.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {4}
}

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