This section explains how to copy existing iPrint Printer Agents or Print Managers (PSMs) running on NetWare 6.5 to iPrint Print Managers running on OES Linux.
If you want to consolidate NDPS Printer Agents from one NDPS Print Manager to another in a single-tree NetWare-to-NetWare consolidation, see Section 6.8, Consolidating NDPS Printer Agents.
If you want to migrate a print system running on Windows NT or Windows 2000/2003, use the iPrint Migration Utility for Windows Printing. This utility is available separately and can be downloaded from the Novell Support Web site.
When moving an iPrint print system from NetWare to OES Linux, be aware of the following points:
The Server Consolidation Utility lets you copy existing iPrint printers running on NetWare to iPrint Managers running on OES Linux. NDPS printers can also be copied to a Print Manager on an OES Linux server, provided they are iPrint enabled first.
Using the Server Consolidation Utility interface, you can merge the Printer Agents associated with an existing Print Manager on NetWare with the printers associated with an existing Print Manager on Linux. You can also create new Print Managers on Linux. With careful planning, you can easily migrate printers with no interruption to your users.
The utility does not move nonreferenced objects such as driver profiles and custom banners.
Print Managers and Printer Agents are not removed from the source server when you copy them. The print configuration is copied to the destination, not moved. When you are finished migrating your print system, you must manually delete the source Print Managers and Printer Agents.
When you move the Print Manager or Printer Agents to an OES Linux server, the printer objects are copied to the same eDirectory container as the Print Manager, even if the printer objects are distributed throughout the tree. This helps the Print Manager run more efficiently and avoids unnecessary calls to eDirectory for printer information.
If you made changes to the iprint.ini file (located in sys:\apache2\htdocs\ippdocs\), you should copy the file to /var/opt/novell/iprint/htdocs/ on the destination server.
iPrint maps and custom images are not migrated. If you are hosting these on your iPrint server, you need to copy them to the destination server.
During the migration, printer drivers are copied from the Resource Management Service (RMS) to the iPrint Driver Store (IDS).
The Resource Management Service used by the Print Manager on a NetWare server must be up and running
The iPrint Driver Store on an OES Linux server must be up and running
You must use an eDirectory user with sufficient rights to access the source and destination print system and eDirectory access permissions
DNS must be properly configured for the existing print system
To migrate your iPrint print system, complete the following tasks using the Server Consolidation Utility, which is launched from the Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit.
If you have not already done so, deploy the iPrint Client on the workstation.
The Server Consolidation Utility checks for the correct iPrint Client version and warns you if you need to install a newer version.
Start the Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit and select the following options:
When the Server Consolidation Utility launches, set up your project and select the desired NetWare source server and OES Linux destination server.
In the Project Window, do one of the following to model your iPrint migration.
IMPORTANT:Make sure both Print Managers are running on the source and destination servers before you attempt to drag-and-drop a PSM or its associated Printer Agents. If you don’t do this, you will get unpredictable results.
Drag-and-drop a Print Manager from the NetWare source tree onto a container in the Linux destination tree.
This action implies that you want to create a new Print Manager in the specified container. You are prompted to enter additional information pertaining to the new Print Manager:
The server that all eDirectory (LDAP) calls are sent to. You can use the Browse button to locate this object in the tree.
The iPrint Driver Store on Linux that is to be associated with the new Print Manager. You can use the Browse button to locate this object in the tree.
DNS Name or IP Address
It is recommended that you associate the Print Manager with the DNS name of the OES Linux server that the Print Manager is loaded on. The other option is to specify the IP address of the OES Linux server. You must manually type the address; there is no browser for this information.
Drag-and-drop individual Printer Agents from a Print Manager on NetWare onto a Print Manager on Linux.
This action implies that you want to copy the Printer Agents from the source Print Manager to the specified destination Print Manager.
IMPORTANT:Dropping Printer Agents from a single Printer Manager to multiple Print Managers requires users to delete and reinstall the dropped iPrint printers.
Drag-and-drop a Print Manager onto an existing Print Manager on Linux.
This action implies that you want to copy all the Printer Agents for the source Print Manager to the specified destination Print Manager. If you have already dropped individual Printer Agents for the Print Manager, you are warned that this is not allowed. You can back out the individually dropped printers and try the operation again.
Click> to start the migration.
The utility checks to ensure that it can communicate with the source Resource Management Service and the destination Driver Store and that the moves you want to make are valid.
To ensure a smooth migration, resolve all errors that are displayed with the results of the verification process before you proceed.
When you are ready to make the changes, run the consolidation by following the prompts.
During the migration of secure printers, you might be prompted to enter the password for the secure printer, if you have not selected the Remember Your Password option in the iPrint Client.
Upon completion, you should review both the error and success log files.
The log file uses three possible states to identify the success of the migration of each Print Manager and Printer Agent:
Success indicates the Print Manager or Printer Agent was created on the destination server with all of its attributes and drivers.
Partial Success indicates the Print Manager or Printer Agent was created on the destination server but not all of is attributes and drivers were included, so you should review its configuration.
Failure indicates the Print Manager or Printer Agent was not created on the destination server.
When you are finished migrating your iPrint system, you need to configure your DNS server to point to the iPrint server on Linux in order for users to be able to print. For more information, see OES 2: iPrint Administration Guide for NetWare .