DP+IP = design of efficient backup scheduling

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DP+IP = design of efficient backup scheduling
Many industries experience an explosion in digital content. This explosion of electronic documents, along with new regulations and document retention rules, sets new requirements for performance efficiency of traditional data protection and archival tools. During a backup session a predefined set of objects (client filesystems) should be backed up. Traditionally, no information on the expected duration and throughput requirements of different backup jobs is provided. This may lead to a suboptimal job schedule that results in the increased backup session time. In this work, we characterize each backup job via two metrics, called job duration and job throughput. These metrics are derived from collected historic information about backup jobs during previous backup sessions. Our goal is to automate the design of a backup schedule that minimizes the overall completion time for a given set of backup jobs. This problem can be formulated as a resource constrained scheduling problem where a set...
Ludmila Cherkasova, Alex Zhang, Xiaozhou Li
Added 10 Feb 2011
Updated 10 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CNSM
Authors Ludmila Cherkasova, Alex Zhang, Xiaozhou Li
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