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  1. #1
    Anthony NNTP User

    OES Linux to OES Linux Migration

    We could use some help. We want to move the iprint functionality (and
    the user's files, but that is out of the scope of this forum) to a new
    OES Linux server from the old OES Linux server (which will be taken out
    of the tree and retired).

    The SMCT does not seem to address Linux to Linux.

    The OES iPrint Admin Guide for Linux has an entry:
    ---------------
    Changing the eDirectory Server Assignment
    If you need to change the eDirectoryTM server assignment for the Print
    Manager or Driver Store, edit
    the DSServer1= entry in the corresponding configuration file,
    print_manager_name_ipsmd.conf or idsd.conf, located in /etc/opt/novell/
    iprint/.
    NOTE: Up to two additional servers can be specified using DSServer2 and
    DSServer3. DSServer1
    is considered the primary eDirectory server; DSServer2 and DSServer3 are
    considered secondary
    servers.
    --------------

    but does anyone know how to copy the driver store and the print driver
    profiles (which I have lovingly crafted and want to keep) to the new server?

    Also, I hear that I can point 2 print managers to the same printer
    agents, but I am still working out the details. Any advice?

    We have it assigned by DNS name (ie printer name: ISPrinter on iprint),
    so changing what IP address that "iprint" DNS entry resolves to should
    be easy, as we want to keep it transparent to the end users.

    Thanks,
    Anthony

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  3. #3
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: OES Linux to OES Linux Migration

    On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:23:30 +0000, Anthony wrote:

    > We could use some help. We want to move the iprint functionality (and the
    > user's files, but that is out of the scope of this forum) to a new OES
    > Linux server from the old OES Linux server (which will be taken out of the
    > tree and retired).
    >
    > The SMCT does not seem to address Linux to Linux.


    Absolutely not. It was never written with Linux in mind, but the guys
    managed to fix it to get it to migrate to linux. The new tools in OES 2
    will support having LInux as the source server.


    > but does anyone know how to copy the driver store and the print driver
    > profiles (which I have lovingly crafted and want to keep) to the new
    > server?


    I would guess you just copy the whole of /etc/opt/novell/iprint and
    /var/opt/novell/iprint to the new server.

    > Also, I hear that I can point 2 print managers to the same printer
    > agents, but I am still working out the details. Any advice?


    AFAIK, this is possible.

    > We have it assigned by DNS name (ie printer name: ISPrinter on iprint),
    > so changing what IP address that "iprint" DNS entry resolves to should
    > be easy, as we want to keep it transparent to the end users.


    You're right here. As long as the IP address doesn't appear in the
    certificate you're fine.

    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp
    www.nds8.co.uk
    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...


  4. #4
    Anthony NNTP User

    Re: OES Linux to OES Linux Migration

    Mark Robinson wrote:
    > On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:23:30 +0000, Anthony wrote:
    >
    >> We could use some help. We want to move the iprint functionality (and the
    >> user's files, but that is out of the scope of this forum) to a new OES
    >> Linux server from the old OES Linux server (which will be taken out of the
    >> tree and retired).
    >>
    >> The SMCT does not seem to address Linux to Linux.

    >
    > Absolutely not. It was never written with Linux in mind, but the guys
    > managed to fix it to get it to migrate to linux. The new tools in OES 2
    > will support having LInux as the source server.
    >
    >
    >> but does anyone know how to copy the driver store and the print driver
    >> profiles (which I have lovingly crafted and want to keep) to the new
    >> server?

    >
    > I would guess you just copy the whole of /etc/opt/novell/iprint and
    > /var/opt/novell/iprint to the new server.
    >
    >> Also, I hear that I can point 2 print managers to the same printer
    >> agents, but I am still working out the details. Any advice?

    >
    > AFAIK, this is possible.
    >
    >> We have it assigned by DNS name (ie printer name: ISPrinter on iprint),
    >> so changing what IP address that "iprint" DNS entry resolves to should
    >> be easy, as we want to keep it transparent to the end users.

    >
    > You're right here. As long as the IP address doesn't appear in the
    > certificate you're fine.
    >

    Thanks for the info.

    Could you please elaborate on the certificate/IP Address part? We will
    be recreating certificates as we need to change which server is the
    certificate authority.

    Thanks,
    Anthony


  5. #5
    Mark Robinson NNTP User

    Re: OES Linux to OES Linux Migration

    On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 00:29:44 +0000, Anthony wrote:

    > Mark Robinson wrote:
    >> On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:23:30 +0000, Anthony wrote:
    >>
    >>> We could use some help. We want to move the iprint functionality (and
    >>> the user's files, but that is out of the scope of this forum) to a new
    >>> OES Linux server from the old OES Linux server (which will be taken out
    >>> of the tree and retired).
    >>>
    >>> The SMCT does not seem to address Linux to Linux.

    >>
    >> Absolutely not. It was never written with Linux in mind, but the guys
    >> managed to fix it to get it to migrate to linux. The new tools in OES 2
    >> will support having LInux as the source server.
    >>
    >>
    >>> but does anyone know how to copy the driver store and the print driver
    >>> profiles (which I have lovingly crafted and want to keep) to the new
    >>> server?

    >>
    >> I would guess you just copy the whole of /etc/opt/novell/iprint and
    >> /var/opt/novell/iprint to the new server.
    >>
    >>> Also, I hear that I can point 2 print managers to the same printer
    >>> agents, but I am still working out the details. Any advice?

    >>
    >> AFAIK, this is possible.
    >>
    >>> We have it assigned by DNS name (ie printer name: ISPrinter on iprint),
    >>> so changing what IP address that "iprint" DNS entry resolves to should
    >>> be easy, as we want to keep it transparent to the end users.

    >>
    >> You're right here. As long as the IP address doesn't appear in the
    >> certificate you're fine.
    >>

    > Thanks for the info.
    >
    > Could you please elaborate on the certificate/IP Address part? We will be
    > recreating certificates as we need to change which server is the
    > certificate authority.


    You shouldn't need to recreate certs for this. I believe that you can
    move the CA just fine nowadays.
    All I meant was check that the cert only has the DNS name in it, and
    wasn't created against just the IP address of the server.

    --
    Mark Robinson
    Novell Volunteer SysOp
    www.nds8.co.uk
    One by one the penguins steal my sanity...


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