This section covers the migration prerequisites for all the migration scenarios supported by iPrint.
NetWare 5.1, 6.0, 6.5, Open Enterprise Server (OES) 1 Linux, OES 2 Linux
IMPORTANT:If your source server is OES 1 Linux, ensure 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:
Restart the active Print Manager.
Start the Web browser and open https://OES1 IPADDRESS/PsmStatus/Misc?backupDB=true. On the page, if the field is not displaying padbtxt.xml file, click to re-generate the padbtxt.xml file. For more information about patching your server, see OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide.
OES 2 SP3 Linux server with iPrint installed, Print Manager, and the Driver Store configured. For more information, see OES 2 SP3: iPrint for Linux Administration Guide.
IMPORTANT:If your target server is in a non-replica eDirectory tree, for migration to be successful, both the target Driver Store and Print Manager must be active. Configure SLP to make these active. For details on SLP configuration, see
Configuration Parameters in the Novell eDirectory 8.8 Administration Guide.
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.
On upgrading to OES, ensure to migrate NDPS to iPrint. NDPS is not supported on OES Linux. For more information, see how to automate theupgrade from NDPS to iPrint
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 any changes. For NetWare, see NW 6.5 SP8: iPrint Administration Guide. For Linux, see