Distribute Printer Drivers Across the Network with RSYNC
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By Florian Deckert
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Posted: 8 Dec 2005
How to distribute printer drivers (NetWare broker) across the network with RSYNC.
In TID10085929 you can see that you have to copy one folder from a central broker to remote brokers. But how can you do it automatically without having to copy hundreds of MBytes?
Well, all you have to do is to use the famous RSYNC. Configure a RSYNC server on your central broker, add the following file and start sys:/rsync/rsyncstr.ncf
uid = nobody gid = nobody max connections = 0 syslog facility = local5 pid file = SYS:/etc/rsyncd.pid motd file = SYS:/etc/rsyncd.motd [NDPS] path = sys:/ndps/resdir/english/prndrv comment = NDPS drivers read only = yes use chroot = no
On remote server you can use /etc/crontab to schedule the replication with the command:
rsync -arv --delete central.corp::NDPS/ SYS:/ndps/resdir/english/prndrv/
And what is great is that you don't even need to restart the remote brokers. They will use the dynamically replicated database.
Be aware that the next time you reload the brokers they will find out you tampered the database and will rebuild it.
(OES) NetWare, Broker, RSYNC
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