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Upgrading Cluster servers that hold iPrint

Hello All,
I am upgrading my Novell Servers from 6.5 sp1 to sp7. It has gone pretty smoothly with just a few reconfiguration issues that were pretty simple to fix. I am looking to upgrade my iPrint servers next and I was hoping to get some experiences from others who have upgraded there servers and how their cluster servers using iPrint responded. Any gotcha's I need to look for or issues to look out for? I am planning to do the main iPrint server this weekend so I have time to fix any issues that pop up after the upgrade. Just wanting to get some feedback to see if there is anything I need to lookout for.
Thanks
Bob
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shatford;1673626 wrote:
Hello All,
I am upgrading my Novell Servers from 6.5 sp1 to sp7. It has gone pretty smoothly with just a few reconfiguration issues that were pretty simple to fix. I am looking to upgrade my iPrint servers next and I was hoping to get some experiences from others who have upgraded there servers and how their cluster servers using iPrint responded. Any gotcha's I need to look for or issues to look out for? I am planning to do the main iPrint server this weekend so I have time to fix any issues that pop up after the upgrade. Just wanting to get some feedback to see if there is anything I need to lookout for.
Thanks
Bob



Hi Bob

It's been a while since I did this, but from what I can remember...make sure you back up your iprint.ini file. It will get overwritten when you patch. Also, check to see if there are any post-sp7 patches out there for iPrint. I'm pretty-sure that there are. I'm assuming you're on SP1 on the servers in your cluster right now...if so, there's some structure changes to the print manager (if I remember right), so once you load the manager on a patched server, don't try to load it back on a server that is still at SP4 or older....maybe even SP5 (I can't remember where that delineation is). Also, make SURE to back up all your print objects before you start. I remember that when I did mine, something bad happened (I cannot recall the exact details), and I spent the afternoon on the phone with Kaycee, rebuilding all my print managers, and importing xml files to make the printers right again. (I failed to back them up before I started).

Good luck
Sam

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If iPrint/NDPS is clustered, ie runs off a clustered volume, then after applying the SP you will need to manually copy the sys:ndps directory to the ndps directory on the clusterd volume resource.

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Andrew,
How is that going to affect my current iPrint installation? Will my printer agents go away? Will I need to reupload all my drivers?
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Bob
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I'd ask that in the iPrint forum, but I don't believe it will affect anything - all you are doing is updating to new NLMs, not affecting the driver database nor eDirectory.

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