InfoPrint Manager server print files
As described in Print jobs and print files, InfoPrint Manager uses the
on the “originating server,” which is the pdserver used as the command processor,
to create and store temporary copies as long as the jobs remain in the InfoPrint Manager system.
The command processor pdserver
that is used to process a pdpr request makes a copy of each print file
in the job and stores it in its directory with a name that starts with
The pdserver containing the logical destination for the job can be a different
pdserver. And the actual destination that will process the job can be in
a third pdserver. This means that the pdserver with the copy of the print
file can be different than the pdserver that contains the job since the job
is created on the pdserver containing the target logical destination. The
location of the print file and the name of the pdserver that is managing it
is stored in the document-content attribute of each document object
in the job. When the job is scheduled to an actual destination, the actual
destination's pdserver will see if it can access the file directly. If not,
it will contact the command processor pdserver that was used for the job and
request that the print file be sent. When a print file is sent to a supervisor
pdserver, the file is stored in the server's
As soon as the actual destination finishes processing the job, this copy
is deleted. The command processor's copy is not deleted until the job is deleted
from the spooler pdserver. If a job is retained, the print file is retained.
The printing pdserver or supervisor part of the pdserver also stores saved
rip files when requested to save rip files in
All environments must plan spooling space for one copy of each print file. The command processor's copy of the print files are not deleted until the job leaves the InfoPrint Manager system. In other words, until it is completed or canceled and the retention-period has expired. Multiple machine environments must also plan additional space for "pulled" files. Since these files only exist while a job is processing, less space is required.
See Temporary files created by InfoPrint Manager for more information.