I have a remote server (running far, far away), which has a very important USB device plugged in (call T). Sometimes this device simply dies. If this happens, a simple plug out - plug in solves the problem on the spot. But to do that, somebody must be there physically, and do the plug out - plugin back with his own hands.
This is what I would like to automate.
My idea is to have another (USB or not) device, which can control the power line of another device, so:
- it stays between T and my server
- can control the power of another USB device
- from the server I can control it remotely (ideal would be a char device, but any other solution is also acceptable).