27.1 Prerequisites

This section covers the migration prerequisites for all the migration scenarios supported by iPrint.

27.1.1 Platform Specifications

Source Server Requirements

  • NetWare 6.5, Open Enterprise Server (OES) 1 Linux,

    IMPORTANT:If your source server is OES 1 Linux, ensure that you update the server with the novell-iprint-server-5.1.20080415-1.i586.rpm patch. If your source server is NetWare 6.5 SP 6, apply the nw65sp7b patch. After applying the patch, do the following:

    1. Restart the active Print Manager.

    2. Start the Web browser and open https://OES1 IPADDRESS/PsmStatus/Misc?backupDB=true. If the Database XML File field does not display the padbtxt.xml file, click Backup Database to regenerate the padbtxt.xml file.

  • OES 2 SP 2

  • OES 2 SP3

  • OES 11

  • OES 11 SP1

  • OES 11 SP2

Target Server Requirements

27.1.2 General Prerequisites

  • Before starting the migration, ensure that the source and target Print Managers are running. If you are using command line tools for migration, ensure that the source Print Managers are running.

  • When you upgrade to OES, ensure that you migrate NDPS to iPrint. NDPS is not supported on OES Linux.

  • Ensure that the file containing the printers to be migrated does not contains extra spaces or characters. For troubleshooting extra spaces, see Printers are not migrating with the -f option.

  • Ensure that the driver paths are correct and accessible. For troubleshooting a bad driver assignment, see Invalid driver path assignments.

  • Ensure that you retain the Print Agent redirection on the source servers.

  • Ensure that the user has the following rights and permissions assigned explicitly on the source server so that the user can access and execute the psminfo.nlm, even if there is a mismatch of source server and container admin credentials for the user:

    • Read permission to sys:ndps folder on the migration source server.

    • Add the user as a trustee with supervisor rights to the source server NCP server object.

  • Back up the Print Manager database files on the source server prior to migration. For NetWare, see Understanding the Print Manager Database in the NW 6.5 SP8: iPrint Administration Guide. For Linux, see Understanding the Print Manager Database.

  • The servers involved should be accessible via SSH. If the SSH ports are not open in the firewall, ensure that they are open before trying to access the servers.