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Migrating from HostPrint 1.x to HostPrint 2.0


If you have NetWare HostPrint 1.x installed, you can migrate your HostPrint 1.x files to IntranetWare HostPrint 2.0. This appendix explains what you need to do to convert your HostPrint 1.x files.

Migrating Step-by-step

The easiest way to migrate an existing HostPrint 1.x installation to HostPrint 2.0 is to create NDS print job configurations with the same names as any existing bindery print job configurations HostPrint 1.x uses. To migrate your HostPrint 1.x files, do the following:

1. Before installing HostPrint 2.0, use the SAA Administrator to view all the LUs configured for HostPrint and their print job configurations.
2. Use PRINTCON to view these bindery print job configurations.
3. Write down the server/queue and print device each print job configuration uses.
For each server/queue, if the server is a NetWare 4 server in your NDS tree, the queue is already in NDS. You don't need to do anything to use the server/queue with HostPrint 2.0.
If the server is not a NetWare 4 server or is not in your NDS tree, go to the next step.
4. Create an NDS bindery reference queue pointing to the
server/queue for all servers that are not NetWare 4 servers or that are not in your NDS tree.
For more information on creating bindery reference queues, see Appendix C.
5. Install HostPrint 2.0.
6. For each bindery print job configuration noted in step 3, use NWAdmin to create an NDS print job configuration for the HostPrint user object (servername_HOSTPRINT).
The HostPrint 2.0 installation program created the HostPrint user object. The NDS print job configuration you create should use the same name as the bindery print job configuration for HostPrint 1.x.
Use the NDS queue name (or bindery reference queue name) that corresponds to server/queue. Use the HostPrint PCL, PostScript, or PPDS print device and the Portrait or Landscape mode that corresponds to the HostPrint 1.x print device (see Table A-1).

If you have modified default HostPrint 1.x print devices, you will need to create new HostPrint 2.0 print devices (see Chapter 3 "Defining Print Devices for IntranetWare HostPrint" for more information).

We recommend you use one of the shipped print devices at first.

7. Load HOSTPRT.
Each HostPrint LU configured by the SAA Administrator will use the NDS print job configuration to determine the destination queue, device, and mode.


You will need to map the old HostPrint 1.x default print device names to the new HostPrint 2.0 print device names. Table A-1 shows the HostPrint 2.0 default print devices you should use for the HostPrint 1.x default print device names.

Table A-1
Mapping HostPrint 1.x Default Print Devices to HostPrint 2.0 Default Print Devices

This HostPrint 1.x Default Device

Maps to this HostPrint 2.0 Default Device

Using this Mode

Epson

PPDS

Portrait

Epson Wide Carriage

PPDS

Portrait

Generic Line Printer

PPDS

Portrait

Generic Page Printer

PCL

Portrait

HP Laserjet Portrait

PCL

Portrait

HP Laserjet Landscape

PCL

Landscape

IBM

PPDS

Portrait

IBM Wide Carriage

PPDS

Portrait

PostScript Portrait

PostScript

Portrait

PostScript Landscape

PostScript

Landscape



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