Creating a hot folder

To create a hot folder:
  1. Make sure that file sharing is available on the InfoPrint server system. Many file sharing methods are available, but Ricoh recommends the methods shown in Recommended file sharing methods.

    Recommended file sharing methods

    Server Client Method See
    AIX AIX Network File Sharing (NFS) System Management Guide: Communications and Networks
    AIX Windows Samba for AIX for Windows1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks
    Windows Windows Server Message Block (SMB) (standard Windows folder sharing) Windows help
    Note: It is strongly recommended that you create your hot folder on the same system where the InfoPrint Manager server is installed. If you create the hot folder on a network resource, the polling traffic created by the InfoPrint Manager server process might cause performance degradation of the remote server, the InfoPrint Manager system, or the network connection in between.
  2. Select a location on the InfoPrint server system for the hot folder. If all hot folders are subdirectories of the same directory, users can access them all with a single connection (through a mount command or some form of file sharing) to the parent directory.
  3. If the hot folder does not exist, you can optionally create it. Be sure to give it the appropriate universal or group write permission.
    • If the hot folder already exists, or if you create it now, it remains after you delete the associated logical destination.
    • If it does not exist and you do not create it now, it is created automatically in the next step and will be deleted when you delete the associated logical destination. If you run InfoPrint Manager as non-root, make sure that the InfoPrint Manager user has the write permission in the directory where the hot folder is created automatically in the next step.
    • If you run InfoPrint Manager as non-root, make sure you allow the write permission to the hot folder for non-root user.
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  4. Set the hot-folder-directory attribute for the logical destination to the full path name of the hot folder as it is known on the server system.

    You can do this either when you create a logical destination or afterwards. See the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI online help for instructions.

    Note:
  1. A hot folder can be associated with only one logical destination; and a logical destination can be associated with only one hot folder.
  2. InfoPrint Manager for AIX users who are using hot folder support for submitting jobs must use Samba for AIX to connect