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Q Can I run PaperCut on multiple servers?

Licensing Considerations: PaperCut can be installed on as many servers as required. As a company we have decided against per server licenses as this approach penalizes sites with multiple existing print servers, and may require them to restructure or overload print servers. Instead, PaperCut is licensed per user as we feel this better reflects an organizationís budget.

Setup Considerations: PaperCut has excellent support for multiple servers using a primary and secondary server concept. This involves setting up a single primary PaperCut server, and installing multiple secondary print servers. The secondary print servers run a small print monitoring service and report their activity back to the primary server.

Configuring secondary print servers is described in the manual here:

A high level description of the PaperCut multi-server architecture can be found in the manual here:

Categories: Architecture


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