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Patexia Research
Patent No. US 11327673
Issue Date May 10, 2022
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Patent 11327673 - Techniques for persisting data across instances of a cloud shell > Claims

  • 1. A method, comprising: receiving, by a computer system, a request to reserve a block volume, the request being received from a session manager service;reserving, by the computer system, the block volume;identifying, by the computer system, a data center identifier of the block volume;returning, by the computer system, the data center identifier of the block volume to the session manager service;attaching, by the computer system, the block volume;receiving, by the computer system, an instruction from the session manager service to release the block volume;creating, by the computer system, a backup of the block volume comprising data stored in the block volume; andreleasing, by the computer system, the block volume.
    • 2. The method of claim 1, wherein the request comprises a user identifier, and wherein reserving the block volume comprises: determining whether a registered block volume is allocated to a user corresponding to the user identifier; andin accordance with a registered block volume being allocated to the user, reserving the registered block volume;in accordance with a registered block volume not being allocated to a user corresponding to the user identifier, reserving an empty volume from a pool of empty volumes, the empty volume being preformatted to dock with a secure cloud shell.
    • 3. The method of claim 1, further comprising: receiving a request to restore the block volume, the request received from the session manager service;creating a restore volume using the backup of the block volume, the restore volume comprising the data stored in the block volume; andreturning a data center identifier of the restore volume to the session manager service.
      • 4. The method of claim 3, wherein the backup of the block volume further comprises an identifier of the backup, and wherein creating the restore volume comprises: reserving an empty block volume from a pool of empty volumes, the empty block volume being preformatted to dock with a secure cloud shell;retrieving the backup of the block volume using the identifier of the backup;provisioning the empty block volume at least in part by loading the backup of the block volume onto the empty block volume; andidentifying the data center identifier of the empty block volume as the data center identifier of the restore volume.
    • 5. The method of claim 1, further comprising retaining the block volume during a retention period.
    • 6. The method of claim 1, wherein creating the backup of the block volume comprises creating a disk image of the block volume.
    • 7. The method of claim 1, wherein creating the backup of the block volume comprises: converting data of the block volume to object data; andstoring the object data in an object storage system.
  • 8. A computer system, comprising: one or more processors;a memory in communication with the one or more processors, the memory configured to store computer-executable instructions, wherein executing the computer-executable instructions causes the one or more processors to perform steps comprising: receiving, by a computer system, a request to reserve a block volume, the request being received from a session manager service;reserving, by the computer system, the block volume;identifying, by the computer system, a data center identifier of the block volume;returning, by the computer system, the data center identifier of the block volume to the session manager service;attaching, by the computer system, the block volume;receiving, by the computer system, an instruction from the session manager service to release the block volume;creating, by the computer system, a backup of the block volume comprising data stored in the block volume; andreleasing, by the computer system, the block volume.
    • 9. The computer system of claim 8, wherein the request comprises a user identifier, and wherein reserving the block volume comprises: determining whether a registered block volume is allocated to a user corresponding to the user identifier; andin accordance with a registered block volume being allocated to the user, reserving the registered block volume;in accordance with a registered block volume not being allocated to a user corresponding to the user identifier, reserving an empty volume from a pool of empty volumes, the empty volume being preformatted to dock with a secure cloud shell.
    • 10. The computer system of claim 8, wherein executing the computer-executable instructions further causes the one or more processors to perform steps comprising: receiving a request to restore the block volume, the request received from the session manager service;creating a restore volume using the backup of the block volume, the restore volume comprising the data stored in the block volume; andreturning a data center identifier of the restore volume to the session manager service.
      • 11. The computer system of claim 10, wherein the backup of the block volume further comprises an identifier of the backup, and wherein creating the restore volume comprises: reserving an empty block volume from a pool of empty volumes, the empty block volume being preformatted to dock with a secure cloud shell;retrieving the backup of the block volume using the identifier of the backup;provisioning the empty block volume at least in part by loading the backup of the block volume onto the empty block volume; andidentifying the data center identifier of the empty block volume as the data center identifier of the restore volume.
    • 12. The computer system of claim 8, wherein executing the computer-executable instructions further causes the one or more processors to perform steps comprising retaining the block volume during a retention period.
    • 13. The computer system of claim 8, wherein creating the backup of the block volume comprises creating a disk image of the block volume.
    • 14. The computer system of claim 8, wherein creating the backup of the block volume comprises: converting data of the block volume to object data; andstoring the object data in an object storage system.
  • 15. A computer-readable storage medium, storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause one or more processors of a computer system to perform steps comprising: receiving, by a computer system, a request to reserve a block volume, the request being received from a session manager service;reserving, by the computer system, the block volume;identifying, by the computer system, a data center identifier of the block volume;returning, by the computer system, the data center identifier of the block volume to the session manager service;attaching, by the computer system, the block volume;receiving, by the computer system, an instruction from the session manager service to release the block volume;creating, by the computer system, a backup of the block volume comprising data stored in the block volume; andreleasing, by the computer system, the block volume.
    • 16. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein the request comprises a user identifier, and wherein reserving the block volume comprises: determining whether a registered block volume is allocated to a user corresponding to the user identifier; andin accordance with a registered block volume being allocated to the user, reserving the registered block volume;in accordance with a registered block volume not being allocated to a user corresponding to the user identifier, reserving an empty volume from a pool of empty volumes, the empty volume being preformatted to dock with a secure cloud shell.
    • 17. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein executing the computer-executable instructions further causes the one or more processors to perform steps comprising: receiving a request to restore the block volume, the request received from the session manager service;creating a restore volume using the backup of the block volume, the restore volume comprising the data stored in the block volume; andreturning a data center identifier of the restore volume to the session manager service.
      • 18. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 17, wherein the backup of the block volume further comprises an identifier of the backup, and wherein creating the restore volume comprises: reserving an empty block volume from a pool of empty volumes, the empty block volume being preformatted to dock with a secure cloud shell;retrieving the backup of the block volume using the identifier of the backup;provisioning the empty block volume at least in part by loading the backup of the block volume onto the empty block volume; andidentifying the data center identifier of the empty block volume as the data center identifier of the restore volume.
    • 19. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein executing the computer-executable instructions further causes the one or more processors to perform steps comprising retaining the block volume during a retention period.
    • 20. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein creating the backup of the block volume comprises: converting data of the block volume to object data; andstoring the object data in an object storage system.
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