Method for comparing system states at different points in time

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6591377
SERIAL NO

09448232

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In a computer system having a memory and an operating system persistently stored in a storage device, a method for comparing System States of the system from time to time. The method includes creating a snapshot object for interfacing with functionalities of the system; and using the snapshot object, creating a first collection of System State objects which record the status of the system at a given instant in time. Next, the first collection of System State objects is stored in the memory. A second collection of System State objects, which was previously created and stored in the storage device, is then loaded into the memory. A comparison of the first collection with the second collection is made and an indicia of any differences therebetween is provided.

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UNISYS CORPORATIONBLUE BELL, PA1323

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Evoy, Jerry Michael San Dimas, CA 2 26

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