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restore printer configuration in SAM does not work

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Dave Chamberlin
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restore printer configuration in SAM does not work

Hello,
I have printers I need to move from one server to another, both run HPUX 11.00. I used SAM, went to save/restore printer conf and did a save. Then Tarred up /var/sam/lp and put to the other server, untarred and went to recover printer config. Also copied /etc/lp/interface. All the printers show up in the save/restore window in SAM, but in the regular printers window it indicates no printers are configured. What did I miss - it seems I did this once without any issues...
Thanks
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Geoff Wild
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Re: restore printer configuration in SAM does not work

Try it from the command line:

/usr/sam/lbin/lpmgr -S -v -xsavedir=/var/sam/lp/
cp -r -p /var/sam/lp/lp.new/* /var/sam/lp/

Tar up /var/sam/lp/, transfer to 2nd server:

lpshut
/usr/sam/lbin/lpmgr -R -xsavedir=/var/sam/lp/
lpsched -v


Rgds...Geoff
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.
Dave Chamberlin
Trusted Contributor

Re: restore printer configuration in SAM does not work

Hello,

can you explain this line?
cp -r -p /var/sam/lp/lp.new/* /var/sam/lp/

There is no /var/sam/lp/lp.new directory.

Thanks
Dave
Geoff Wild
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Re: restore printer configuration in SAM does not work

I have found that SAM, used to backup to lp.new - but restores from lp - that's why the copy.

Now, if you don't have a lp.new - then maybe it went into lp - you can test by - moving /var/sam/lp /var/sam/lp.old - then re-run the
/usr/sam/lbin/lpmgr -S -v -xsavedir=/var/sam/lp/

Rgds...Geoff
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.
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Dave Chamberlin
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Re: restore printer configuration in SAM does not work

moving lp to lp.old was what did the trick. The command then created as new lp dir which I moved to the other server and voila!
Thank you much...