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Print Queue Backup Automation

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I have a backup print server that I have to keep up to date with backups of the primary. This has to be done daily. I have shared a folder to replicate through DFS. I cant cluster them because I cant take the server down. Managers rules... I use Print Migrator 3.1 to backup the queues now.

Does anyone know how to automate this process?

Thanks!
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If I may ask, how big are these queues?  I haven't run across anyone else that backs up the spoolers - because if the server fails during a print job it's unlikely you'll have anything current on the backup server to print.

If you are speaking only of a redundant print server, then that's a bit different.

The only way to failover is to cluster - you already seem to agree with this.

You can use a tool from Microsoft (Print Migrator) that backs up all the printers on your server and can be restored to another server, but this is manual.

If your printers don't change often, then simply make sure all the printers from server A are also installed on server B then by making one small entry in DNS you can "fool" the client into printing to the backup server with no change to make on the client.
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I am using Print Migrator to backup the print queue now. I was looking for a way to automate that job.
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There may be off-the-shelf packages, but they'll cost something.

Here's one:

http://www.amtsoftware.com/Print-Queue-Manager/

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