System Administration Guide
Chapter 4, Managing printers and print jobs

Specifying the print fault recovery method

Specifying the print fault recovery method

To specify how the print service recovers once the printer is ready for printing again after detecting a printer fault, in the Printer Manager select Advanced from the Settings menu, then select Faults. Choose the ``Fault Recovery'' method:

Disable printing
Disables the printer until the administrator reenables the printer.

Restart current job
Restarts printing at the beginning of the print job that was active when the fault occurred.

Continue with current page
Continues printing at the top of the page where printing stopped.


NOTE: This method requires a filter that can wait for a printer fault to be cleared before resuming properly. The default filter that the print service uses cannot do this.

If the recovery method is Continue with current page, but the interface program does not continue running and therefore cannot detect when the printer fault was cleared, the print service attempts to print every few minutes until it succeeds. You can force the print service to retry immediately by reenabling the printer. See ``Enabling and disabling printers''.

If you do not specify how the print service is to resume after a printer fault, the print service tries to continue at the top of the page where printing stopped (if the appropriate filter exists). Failing that, the print service restarts printing at the beginning of the print job. 

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