The iPrint Notification Script will allow you to identify when both the Driver Store and Print Manager go down on a server. It will notify you either by text message or email. The script will also attempt to restart the print services to get it operational.
Note: The iPrint Notification Script works with both OES2 and OES11.
- Download iprintnotify.tgz
- Open a Terminal window and type “su”.
- Enter root’s password.
- Extract the script from the tarball.
#tar –xzvf iprintnotify.tgz
- Make the script executable.
#chmod 755 iPrintNotify.sh
- Edit one or more of the following variables at the top of the iPrintNotify.sh script
- Run the iPrint Notification Script now or setup a cronjob to run the script.
Example: EMAIL_ADDRESS="firstname.lastname@example.org" EMAIL_ADDRESS="" Example: TEXT_ADDRESS="email@example.com" TEXT_ADDRESS="" #If there is a Driver Store running on this server, then the setting should be "YES" otherwise put "NO" Example: LOCAL_DRIVER_STORE="NO" LOCAL_DRIVER_STORE="YES" #If there is a print manager running on this server, then the setting should be "YES" otherwise put "NO" Example: LOCAL_PRINT_MANAGER="NO" LOCAL_PRINT_MANAGER="YES" LOGFILE="/tmp/iPrintNotify.log"
Setup Instructions for crontab:
- SSH or telnet into the root account.
- At the prompt, type in ‘crontab -e’. This will open up your crontab file, or create a new one if it doesn’t exist.
- Use the cursor to go down until you can’t move the cursor down any more. This is where you start your new line. Press ‘o’ to insert a new line.
- Press ‘o’ to insert a new line. If you want to edit a line, press ‘i’.
- Create a crontab entry that fits your needs and enter at this time.
- Press the ‘esc’ key to exit out of edit mode.
- To save the changes and exit, type the following in: :wq
- Once you have exited, to view the new entry in your crontab file type crontab -l in at the prompt. This will list the contents of your crontab file.
When this file opens, you will see other cron jobs listed in here, or if you haven’t any – you’ll see a bunch of lines with ‘~’ on them.
Here are some examples:
Set to run every minute of every hour of every day
* * * * * /[Location of Script]/iPrintNotify.sh > /dev/null
Set to run every five minutes of every hour of every day
*/5 * * * * /[Location of Script]/iPrintNotify.sh > /dev/null
Set to run every 30 minutes of every hour of every day
*/30 * * * * /[Location of Script]/iPrintNotify.sh > /dev/null
If you want to exit without saving changes, type in: :q!