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I'm moving all user data over from an old 5.0.5 box to a new faster 5.0.5 box because of slow hardware. The only thing I dread is moving the printer definitions over to the new box and there are too many printers that prevents me from wanting to just add them to the spooler. Other than copying over the /etc/printcap and /var/spool/lp/ directory, are there any other file locations that contain printer information? Maybe scoadmin keeps auxillary info elsewhere or lpsched needs other files? thanks, -eric wood...

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    Default transplanting 5.0.5 printers to another server?

    I'm moving all user data over from an old 5.0.5 box to a new faster 5.0.5
    box because of slow hardware. The only thing I dread is moving the printer
    definitions over to the new box and there are too many printers that
    prevents me from wanting to just add them to the spooler.

    Other than copying over the /etc/printcap and /var/spool/lp/ directory, are
    there any other file locations that contain printer information? Maybe
    scoadmin keeps auxillary info elsewhere or lpsched needs other files?

    thanks,
    -eric wood


    Eric Guest

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    Default Re: transplanting 5.0.5 printers to another server?

    Eric Wood typed (on Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 10:56:23PM -0400):
    | I'm moving all user data over from an old 5.0.5 box to a new faster 5.0.5
    | box because of slow hardware. The only thing I dread is moving the printer
    | definitions over to the new box and there are too many printers that
    | prevents me from wanting to just add them to the spooler.
    |
    | Other than copying over the /etc/printcap and /var/spool/lp/ directory, are
    | there any other file locations that contain printer information? Maybe
    | scoadmin keeps auxillary info elsewhere or lpsched needs other files?

    No, there are no other locations besides /etc/printcap and /usr/spool/lp
    that matter. So what? Tar 'em up and move 'em. (But you really should
    be using my savefiles script, ftp.jpr.com).

    --
    JP
    Jean-Pierre Guest

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    Default Re: transplanting 5.0.5 printers to another server?

    "Eric Wood" <com> wrote in message news:<supernews.com>... 

    Hi Eric,

    Check this cusm thread on Google:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=nq5i3tk65oh7m2eddlk1p45a2fqrnsdloe%404ax .com&rnum=4&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DISO-8859-1%26q%3Dlp%2Bspool%2Btar%2Bcpio%26meta%3Dgroup%253 Dcomp.unix.sco.misc

    On Sco 505, tar will pick up empty directories, but I don't think it
    will get
    FIFO. (maybe I'm missing an option).

    Good Luck,
    Dan
    Dan Guest

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    Default Re: transplanting 5.0.5 printers to another server?

    On OpenServer, you are generally better off using cpio instead of
    tar. The tar on OSR5 is an older version that doesn't backup
    empty directories or special files. Moving the lp subsystem
    over *is* do-able. Pretty much all of the information is stored
    in flat files. The trick is determining which ones, and that
    is going to depend on how you've configured your printers!

    -louis
    Louis Guest

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    Default Re: transplanting 5.0.5 printers to another server?

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 22:56:23 -0400, "Eric Wood" <com>
    wrote:
     

    Add the various:
    /usr/spool/lpd/[printer-name]/
    directories if you're using LPR/LPD.


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