[Samba] Replacing a Samba+CUPS Print Server
kCollins at nesbittengineering.com
Mon Dec 26 12:57:54 GMT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org]
> Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 6:27 PM
> To: Collins, Kevin
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Replacing a Samba+CUPS Print Server
> 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)
My print server is used to supply RAW print queues...I've recreated all of those in CUPS and I can see them from a Workstation.
> Are you also upgrading Samba at the same time?
Yes. From 3.0.9 something (Red Hat Enterprise 3.0) to Samba 3.0.14 something (Ubuntu).
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