High-availability printing in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • How to set up CUPS printing to support fail-over.
  • Is there any way that CUPS can be configured so that when a printer fails the currently printing job is restarted? For example, if the printer runs out of toner and the print jobs stalls and once the toner is replaced the print job continues?
  • How can we achieve high availability with CUPS? For example, if we have a running CUPS server that crashed, how can we redirect the print queue to another CUPS server automatically?
  • What is the process for setting up a second redundant CUPS server? How would you setup the client to fail over to the secondary server?
  • How can I load-balance two CUPS servers?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), all versions

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