Copy file to secondary server

Specifies whether print jobs should be copied to a secondary server before they are sent to the printer.

For example, you might copy a print file from the spool directory on a primary server to a directory on a secondary server. When the print file is on the secondary server, the printer driver can process the file and send it to the printer more efficiently, especially on slower or less reliable networks.

Values:

Yes
All jobs sent to this printer are copied to the Destination directory on secondary server on the Printer server for this printer.
No
All jobs sent to this printer are printed from the spool directory as usual.
Not set (default)
All jobs sent to this printer are printed from the spool directory as usual.

Database name
Printer.CTS.DownloadFile

Usage notes:

  • This property only applies to AFP printers.
  • If the Destination directory on secondary server property is not set, this property is ignored, and the file is not copied to the secondary server.
  • When Ricoh ProcessDirector starts to copy the print file, the Job status changes to Assigned. If the printer is shut down before the job prints, the print file is deleted from the server and the job status changes back to Unassigned. If the printer is stopped before the job prints, the print file is not deleted and the Job status remains as Assigned.
  • Multiple print files can be copied to the secondary server. The Maximum concurrent jobs property controls how many print files can be printing or waiting to print on the secondary server. When the maximum is reached, one job must finish printing before another job can be copied to the server.
  • Jobs are printed in the order that they are received.