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Recovery of software for embedded systems after failure of their primary storage device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010749D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system organisation for enabling install or re-install of software onto an appliance type device, said device being based on an off the shelf computer system. This system organisation improves service costs by enabling automation of the service procedures which require replacement of those components that store the appliance software, and avoiding the need to maintain a stock of field spares which hold up-to-date copies of that software. It also improves manufacturing costs by minimising component parts and automating steps for installing software. No changes are required to the off the shelf computer system on which the device is based.