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Rapid Restore Recovery Flow

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030920D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore is a one-button solution that includes a set of self recovery tools to help users diagnose, get help and recover from a software crash, even if the primary operating system will not boot. It helps with everything from complete software failure to occasions when you need only to restore a corrupted or deleted file. However it does not have the ability to save and restore the master boot record or partition tables on the hard drive. If those file sectors are damaged it is not possible to read the hard drive thereby making recovery impossible. The next version of Rescue and Recovery (RnR) will add master boot and partition table recovery to the product. Although there is much previous art on saving MBR records this invention is how to automate the decision flow so the user does not have to understand the details of what a MBR is and make the difficult if not impossible decision on what to do