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10-2, where a set of test transactions is run on the new schema in order to decide whether the new schema is OK or not.

However, D5 did not determine explicit database schema changes based on comparing the updated database schema with a previous database schema associated with the database.

Inventive step - Article 56 EPC4.1 According to the contested decision, all features of the then pending claim 1, apart from the use of a portable electronic device, are disclosed in document D5.4.2 In the statement of grounds of appeal, the appellant argued that D5 did not disclose the following features F1 to F6 of claim 1 of the main request (features F2 and F4 and parts of features F1, F3 and F5 were already present in claim 1 of the main request underlying the contested decision):- D5 did not disclose a portable device and a transmission of the updated command from the electronic portable device to the backup server by way of a radio communication channel (hereinafter: feature F1).- D5 did not disclose the step of "comparing the updated database schema with a previous database schema associated with the database, to determine database schema changes on the portable electronic device" (hereinafter: feature F2).- D5 did not disclose the step of "generating an update command based on said comparing, when the updated database schema differs from said previous database schema, said update command comprising said database schema changes" (hereinafter: feature F3).

D5 did not disclose the step of transmitting a specific update command from the portable electronic device to the corresponding backup server (hereinafter: feature F4).- D5 did not disclose the step of "deleting data stored in a second field in each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise modification of said second field of the data records" (hereinafter: feature F5).- D5 did not disclose a database which was associated with mail store content (hereinafter: feature F6).

The Board drew the appellant's attention to the following prior art and explained its relevance: D6: US2005/149582 published on 7 July 2005. In reply to the Board's communication, the appellant gave preference to the first course of action (a) and requested that the Board remitted the case to the Examining Division to continue examination.

No submissions concerning the new document D6 were made. Claim 1 of the main request reads as follows:"A method of updating and backing up a database (40, 42, 44) comprising data records, to accord with an updated database schema defining un [sic] updated structure of the data records in the database (40, 42, 44), wherein the database (40, 42, 44) is associated with mail store content, the method comprising:obtaining (100) at a portable electronic device (22) the updated database schema associated with the database (40, 42, 44);comparing the updated database schema (106) with a previous database schema associated with the database (40, 42, 44), to determine database schema changes;generating an update command (108) based on said comparing (106), when the updated database schema differs from said previous database schema, said update command comprising said database schema changes;updating the data records (110) of the database (40, 42, 44) according to the update command (108) by:deleting a first field from each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise a deletion of said first field of the data records;deleting data stored in a second field in each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise a modification of said second field of the data records; andadding a new field in each of the data records, if said database schema changes comprise an addition of said new field of the data records; andtransmitting said update command (112) from said portable electronic device (22) to a server by way of a radio communication channel, said update command for enabling updating of a backup database (34, 36, 38) associated with the database (40, 42, 44) at the server, by performing the steps deleting a first field, deleting data and adding a new field on backup data records of the backup database (34, 36, 38) according to the update command, so that each of the backup data records of the backup database (34, 36, 38) conforms to the updated structure as defined by the updated database schema."Claims 2 to 10 of the main request are dependent on claim 1.

The Board notes that paragraph [0025] of the description is a suitable basis for amendment (e) and that original claims 5, 6, 10 and 11 are a relevant basis for amendment (g).

The Board accepts that these amendments do not introduce deficiencies under Article 123(2) EPC.4.

Feature F5 was not disclosed in section 10.4.2 of D5 cited by the Examining Division.

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