Migrating from a primary server to a secondary server
You can easily migrate an independent primary InfoPrint Manager server to interoperate with another primary InfoPrint Manager server. To do this, the independent server must become a secondary server:
- Stop each InfoPrint Manager server process that you want to migrate with this command:
stop_server -F ServerNamewhere
ServerNameis the name of the server process that will become the future secondary server.
- Remove the
/var/pddir/default_celldirectory on the future secondary system with this commands:
rm -fr /var/pddir/default_cell
- If an
/ipdatadirectory is allocated on the future secondary system (and the primary system is using a different
/ipdatafrom the future secondary system.
/ipdatadirectory has its own filesystem, type:
umount /ipdata; rmfs -r /ipdata
/ipdatadirectory does not have its own filesystem, type:
rm -rf /ipdata
Invoke the InfoPrint Manager Management Interface by starting
startipmmicommand from a terminal window or click Management Interface icon on your menu:
Link from Primary Server to Secondary Server.
- Provide the information about your secondary system as prompted.
Important: If the new primary server requires job ticketing, the required field
Is /ipdata used for job ticketing?should be set to yes, otherwise it should be set to no.
Or use the command-line script:
- Open a Linux terminal window.
- Run the command: cd /usr/lpp/pd/install.
- To configure the secondary servers via NFS, you need to link from the Primary Server
to Secondary Server using the following command:
./link2srvr.sh [-h secondary_hostname]-[c|p] -[r|t]
- h secondary_hostname specifies the Secondary Server Host Name
- c|p where c specifies that /ipdata needs to be shared and P when it does not
- r|t where r specifies to retain secondary servers previously defines, while t does not retain secondary server previous data
- On the future secondary system, see Installing secondary InfoPrint serversNote: The user running InfoPrint Manager on all primary and secondary servers must be the same. The default system user is
ipm1, which is automatically created by the installer. The user UID must have the same value on all AIX and/ or Linux servers to successfully interoperate them.
/etc/nsswitch.conffile for the hosts database must have the keyword files (
hosts: files dns) on the first position.