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Old 10-29-2010
Solaris printing system migration

Hello folks,
I'm currently working on migration of printing system from one server to another (namely from Sol 9 to Sol 10).
I would like ask if is possible to manage migration via simple copying /etc/printers.conf file and folder /etc/lp to the new server??? I'm not sure if printers configuration is located in some another place in system.

Many thanks

Stan
# 2  
Old 10-30-2010
Half an answer: I recently moved a printers.conf file from 9 -> 10/09. It worked.
Do not know about /etc/lp. You do know there are files in there that are symlinks, right?

I just looked thru a 9 /etc/lp tree & a 10 tree. It looks like you can copy them. There are some fd files that require files in places like /usr/sfw. Which can be specified during installation. So beware. IF you played with your base install on either box, you could be in for surpises.

Last edited by jim mcnamara; 10-30-2010 at 02:00 PM.. Reason: prowled and found more information
# 3  
Old 11-01-2010
Hi Jim,
thanks for your effort. I have looked at /etc/lp directory and there are some soft links to /usr/lib/lp/model/ and /var/lp/logs directories (these looks to be existing in each Solaris installation).
I have found that in folder /etc/lp/priters are subfolders named based on particular printer names. These folders includes printer config file and probably user authorisation.

Code:
root@xxx # ls -la /etc/lp/printers/prpaxe3bcs01
total 16
drwxrwxr-x   2 lp       lp           512 Mar 23  2010 .
drwxrwxr-x 231 lp       lp          5632 Sep 29 11:28 ..
-rw-rw-r--   1 lp       lp           177 Mar 23  2010 configuration
-rw-rw-r--   1 lp       lp             0 Mar 23  2010 users.deny

Code:
root@xxx # ls -la /etc/lp/
total 58
drwxrwxr-x  10 lp       lp           512 Oct 31  2007 .
drwxr-xr-x  65 root     sys         5120 Oct 25 10:14 ..
-rw-rw-r--   1 lp       lp           349 Jan 19  2005 Systems
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     lp           512 Jan 19  2005 alerts
drwxrwxr-x   2 lp       lp           512 Jan 19  2005 classes
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     lp           512 Feb  2  2007 fd
-rw-rw-r--   1 lp       lp           268 Feb  2  2007 filter.table
drwxrwxr-x   2 lp       lp           512 Jan 19  2005 forms
drwxrwxr-x   3 lp       lp          6656 Oct 25 10:05 interfaces
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root          17 Jan 19  2005 logs -> ../../var/lp/logs
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root          18 Dec  8  2006 model -> /usr/lib/lp/model/
drwxrwxr-x   2 root     other        512 Oct 31  2007 ppd
drwxrwxr-x 259 lp       lp          6144 Oct 25 10:05 printers
drwxrwxr-x   2 lp       lp           512 Jan 19  2005 pwheels

So probably copy /etc/lp can be sufficient for successful migration.
Currently I'm not sure about printer queues, they are created dynamically during starting of print daemon, or must be created manually (in default by manual adding printer into system)???
Any idea??

Many thanks

Stan

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