Rebuilding computer states remotely

  • US 6,151,683 A
  • Filed: 03/31/1997
  • Issued: 11/21/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of rebuilding the state of a computer system, comprising:

  • providing a static tree structure representing a general computer system;

    extracting component information indicating hardware and software components of the computer system, from diagnostic data of the computer system; and

    generating a representation of the computer system according to the tree structure and the component information, wherein the computer system is part of a first computer system and the diagnostic data is communicated from the first computer system to a second computer system, the second computer system rebuilding the state of the computer system.

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