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Transfer printer configurations

manuj kumar
Frequent Advisor

Transfer printer configurations


i have old tru64 4.1f system with more than 200 printers configured,
i want to make same configuration on another box with tru64 5.1b.
like export/import process
can you please tell me how to do that?

Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: Transfer printer configurations

You start at lokking at /etc/printcap
You may find all you printer references there.
If so, you can copy this file to the new host
If it references (tcp/ip-)printers by hostname you may also need to copy respective lines from /ets/hosts to the hosts file of the new system.

After this all references to the printers should be present on the new system.
You may need to run lprsetup (or "sysman lprsetup") to tune your configuration.
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: Transfer printer configurations


Just copying /etc/printcap and making sure all printserver hostnames can be resolved is not sufficient.
You will have to recreate the printer spool directories and make sure the directory for lp-error and lp-accounting files exist.