I have done this with a durty workaround!! As we have 2 print servers and it's
easy to redirect from one printer on one to another on the other I have
lpadmin -p printer2 -s 'printserver1\!printer1'
lpadmin - printer2 -s 'printserver2\!printer1'
on each server respectively.
Dirty but works I think.
Many people told me about lpmove - this moves jobs from one queue to another
once, not permenantly (and on Solaris has the side effect of disabling the
One told me of editting the interface file in /etc/lp/interfaces/<printername>,
I recall doing this before but in this case for some reason it didn't work -
Anyway, thanks all for you help. The dirty workaround is ok for me at the
momment as I have 2 print servers and it's only temporary while a printer gets
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Johnston [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 11:01 AM
> To: 'Sun Managers'
> Subject: Redirecting a Printer
> Just a quickie - can someone tell me how to redirect a printer to another
> printer on the _same_ server? I can do it to a different server with;
> lpadmin -p <printername> -s '<other server>\!<remote printer name>'
> I will summarise.
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