Recovery and operation of captured running states from multiple computing systems on a single computing system

  • US 7,480,822 B1
  • Filed: 07/13/2005
  • Issued: 01/20/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for restoring access to running states of a plurality of primary computing systems onto a single computing system, the method comprising the following:

  • an act of accessing a captured running state of each of the primary computing systems on the single computing system, wherein the captured running states each include, or are altered to include, at least one device driver that is configured to interface with a common virtualization component that runs on the single computing system, wherein the common virtualization component is configured to at least indirectly interface with hardware on the single computing system that operates at least part of the hardware using a different interface than the at least one device driver is configured to interface with;

    an act of identifying a boot order for each of the primary computing systems; and

    an act of booting the captured running states for each of the primary computing systems in the identified boot order on the single computing system.

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