Method and system for automated migration of user settings to a replacement computer system

  • US 6,182,212 B1
  • Filed: 12/14/1998
  • Issued: 01/30/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for migrating user system settings from an existing computer system to a replacement computer system, said method comprising the steps of:

  • in response to a user input;

    automatically copying and storing selected portions of a central hierarchial data base within said existing computer system;

    initiating a plurality of application program interface routines to retrieve and store selected settings within said existing computer system;

    retrieving and storing adapter binding information for all adapters present within said existing computer system;

    transferring said stored selected portions of said central hierarchial data base, said selected settings and said adapter binding information from said existing computer system to a replacement computer system; and

    automatically copying said stored selected portions of said central hierarchial data base, said selected settings and said adapter binding information into said replacement computer system such that user system settings from said existing computer system are migrated to said replacement computer system.

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