Anticipated copying during idle time to increase i/o performance of snapshotted volumes
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-30
Disclosed is a method to increase the i/o performance of snapshotted volumes using anticipated copying. During idle time, blocks of a snapshotted volume are copied in anticipation to the corresponding snapshot(s). The blocks to be copied are chosen according to one of many possible schemes.