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An improved method for grouping journal reports

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248245D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 80K

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Steven Bull: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

This improved method allows archiving to commence and the journal reports to be ingested into the archive when the journal reports arrive in continuous high volumes.

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An improved method for grouping journal reports

 Steven Bull Andrew Gilbert

Abstract

This improved method allows archiving to commence and the journal reports to be ingested into the archive when the journal reports arrive in continuous high volumes.

Problem Statement

When a system archives items from an electronic mailbox, processing is split into two phases.

In the first phase, the message class of journal reports are changed to identify them as parts; and in the second phase related journal parts are grouped and then archived. This is described in U.S Patent Nos. 7,917,592 and 7,836,139. However the disclosures detail that the first phase must be completed before the second phase can commence.

In an environment where there is initially a large number of journal reports, and a continuous stream of new journal reports arriving into the journal mailbox, the first phase may not complete. This means that second phase will never start so items will never be grouped and archived, which in turn results in the journal mailbox continually growing in size.

An ever-increasing journal mailbox can lead to performance problems in a customer's electronic message environment. There could also be regulatory issues for the customer as journal data is not being archived and so will not be available for compliance and discovery purposes.

Publication Description

This method builds on an already-existing method to group e-mail journal reports described by U.S Patent Nos. 7,917,592 and 7,836,139.

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The included figure illustrates the revised workflow for the first phase, which is improved by keeping a count of items processed and once a configurable threshold is reached passing control to the grouping phase.

Before this revision of the workflow, the grouping phase would not start until all the journal reports in the mailbox had been processed. This initial phase could take a very long time for a large journal mailbox and could potentially never complete if there is a high volume of new journal reports b...