[Samba] Replacing a Samba+CUPS Print Server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Dec 24 23:27:11 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 09:06 -0500, Collins, Kevin wrote:
> I've had a Samba print server in my network for nearly 4 years now.  The time has come for me to replace it with a more powerful machine.  I have nearly 50 client machines (Windows 2000 and XP) attached to the printers that the existing server has and I don't want to have to touch them during this upgrade.
> I already have the new server built.  Samba and CUPS are both ready for the cut-over, but I'm concerned about the clients loosing connection to the printers once the new server comes online.
> I have made sure to duplicate the printer's names exactly.  I have made sure that the new server has the exact netbios name of the old server.  I'm just about ready to take the old server out of the domain and shut Samba off, add the new server to the domain and start Samba up on the new server.  But I'm now wonering if there is something else that I need to do before I actually do the cut-over to prevent the clients from loosing printing ability (without my intervention at every machine that is).
> So, can anyone give me advise, calming words or directions on how to best proceed?

Have you transferred all the drivers etc?  (Printer drivers uploaded to
the print server)

Are you also upgrading Samba at the same time?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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