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Xerox 701P21110 Guide Manual

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October 2002
Xerox Document Services Platform

Tape client

job submission



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  • Page 1: Tape Client

    October 2002 701P21110 Xerox Document Services Platform Tape client job submission guide...
  • Page 2 Printed in the United States of America. XEROX® and all Xerox product names mentioned in this publication are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION. Other company trademarks are also acknowledged.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety ..........v Laser safety .
  • Page 4 Table of contents 2. Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client ... . 2-1 Overview of the printing process ......2-1 Preparing to print a tape job .
  • Page 5: Safety

    The laser danger labels on the system are for Xerox service representatives and are on or near panels or shields that must be removed with a tool.
  • Page 6: Ozone Information: U. S. Only

    1-800-828-6571 to request the Xerox publication 600P83222, OZONE. Operation safety: U. S. Your Xerox equipment and supplies have been designed and tested to meet strict safety requirements. They have been approved by safety agencies, and they comply with environmental standards.
  • Page 7: Operation Safety: Europe

    Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and call service to correct the problem. If you need any additional safety information concerning the equipment or materials Xerox supplies, call Xerox Product Safety at the following toll-free number in the United States: 1-800-828-6571 For customers outside the United States, contact your local Xerox representative or operating company.
  • Page 8: Electrical Supply

    This product should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided, please contact your Xerox representative for advice. Never push objects of any kind into the ventilation vents of the product.
  • Page 9: Maintenance

    A full declaration of conformity, defining the relevant directives and referenced standards, can be obtained from your Xerox representative. In order to allow this equipment to operate in proximity to...
  • Page 10: Radio And Telecommunications Equipment Directive (Europe Only)

    Radio and telecommunications equipment directive (Europe only) Certification to 1999/5/EC Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive: This Xerox product has been self-certified by Xerox for pan- European single terminal connection to the analog public switched telephone network (PSTN) in accordance with Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 11: For Further Information

    Safety For further information For more information on Environment, Health and Safety in relation to this Xerox product and supplies, please contact the following customer help lines: Europe:+44 1707 353434 USA:1 800 8286571 Canada:1 800 8286571 Tape Client Job Submission Guide...
  • Page 12 Safety Tape Client Job Submission Guide...
  • Page 13: Introduction

    Introduction The Tape Client Job Submission Guide provides the information you need to set up and submit jobs from tape, using the Tape Client software. This document is intended for the programmer or user who submits jobs to the printer, and for the operator, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the DocuPrint 2000 Series 75/90/100/115/135/155/180 Enterprise Printing System.
  • Page 14 <ENTER> (for example, enter y). • Italics: Document and library names are shown in italics (for example, the Xerox DocuPrint NPS/IPS Guide to Managing Print Jobs). • Quotation marks: Keywords you can enter as arguments appear in quotes (for example, “USLetter”).
  • Page 15: Documentation

    This section lists related publications and provides information on printing the customer documentation. DocuPrint 2000 Series 100/115/135/155/180 EPS documentation The following documents contain information on the Xerox DocuPrint 2000 Series 100/115/135/155/180 EPS: • Xerox DocuPrint 2000 Series 100/115/135/155/180 EPS Electronic Customer Documentation CD •...
  • Page 16: Printing Customer Documentation

    Introduction Printing customer documentation To print the latest version of the customer documentation: 1. Create a queue, specifying ASCII for input and Duplex for output. 2. Insert the DOC CD into the CD drive. 3. Open a UNIX terminal window on the graphical user interface.
  • Page 17: Tape Client Overview

    You can submit offline jobs from the Xerox 18/36-track cartridge drives tape drive that is offered as an option with the system from a Xerox peripheral cabinet tape drive, or from other 9-track or 36- track serial tape drives of the following supported types: •...
  • Page 18 Tape Client overview Tape Client The Tape Client provides the following capabilities: capabilities • Offline printing of LCDS data stream • Data transmission via Socket Gateway • Submission of tape client jobs to other EPS that are running the Socket Gateway •...
  • Page 19 • IBMDOS / 360 (HOST=IBMOS/IBMDOS/IBMDBS/IBM3200) • IBMOS / 360 (HOST=IBMOS/IBMDOS/IBMDBS/IBM3200) • UNIVAC SDF (HOST=UNIVAC) • UNDEF (HOST=UNDEF) In addition, the Fuji Xerox (FX) market supports: • FUJITSU (HOST=FUJITSU) • HITACHI (HOST=HITACHI) • (HOST=NEC/ACOS4) • FXEWTR (HOST=FXEWTR) In addition, the following client plug-ins are available: •...
  • Page 20: Functional Overview

    Tape Client overview Functional overview The Tape Client software enables transmission of data from a cartridge or open reel tape to the DP EPS controller via the Socket Gateway. Your Socket Gateway must be set up to interact with the Tape Client software. (Refer to the online help for information on Socket Gateway installation and set up.) To interact with the Tape Client software, open the Tape Client window on the controller user interface by selecting Tape...
  • Page 21: Tape Job Accounting

    Tape Client overview Tape job accounting The Tape Client maintains a job log file, which contains accounting data for each job. You can view and print this log. Information is logged in the accounting file during processing at the following times: •...
  • Page 22: Job Recovery

    Tape Client overview Job recovery If a Tape Client crash occurs during tape processing, it recovers to its last known state at the start of a file. The Tape Client maintains a file that contains all the information needed to recover from a rollover.
  • Page 23: Input Processing From Tape Using Print Description Language

    BLOCK and RECORD commands that are specified in the JDL file. These labels are described in this chapter and in the Xerox LPS Tape Formats Manual, delivered with your DP EPS.
  • Page 24: Record Structure

    Tape Client overview Record structure A record is arbitrarily divided into two portions: operating system and user. • The operating system portion of the record contains information that is supplied by the host operating or spooling system. • The user portion of the record contains information that is provided by the application or the program that is running on the host system.
  • Page 25: Managing And Printing Jobs From The Tape Client

    3. Load the job tape on your tape drive. Make sure that the tape is at BOT (beginning of tape). (For instructions on loading tapes, refer to the Xerox DocuPrint 2000 Series 100/115/135/ 155/180 EPS Operator Guide for information on the Xerox DocuPrint EPS cartridge tape drive, or refer to your tape drive user documentation.)
  • Page 26 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client Figure 2-1. Tape Client window 5. From the Device menu in the Input Device group box, select the name that is assigned to the tape drive from which the job will be sent. 6.
  • Page 27 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client 7. From the Printer pulldown menu in the Output Control group box, select the EPS printer to which you are sending the job (for instructions on setting up a printer and the Socket Gateway, refer to the chapter “Managing the tape client”...
  • Page 28: Preparing To Print A Tape Job

    Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client Saving a tape You can save a tape client setup including the following areas of client setup the Tape Client window: • Input Device • Output Control • End of Job • Document To save a tape client setup: •...
  • Page 29 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client 3. On the Lcds Resources window, select from the Source pull- down menu the medium that contains the files that you want to import for your job. After a few seconds, a list of the directories on the source medium appears in the Directory field.
  • Page 30 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client • To select all the resource files that are displayed, right- click in the resource list section and select Select All from the pop-up menu. Figure 2-4. Lcds Resources window displaying resource files on tape Tape Client Job Submission Guide...
  • Page 31: Specifying Files For Printing

    Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client 7. After you have selected all the files that you want, right-click in the resource list section again, and select Import from the pop-up menu. Figure 2-5. Popup menu with Import selected A Question prompt window opens, advising you that the importing process could be lengthy.
  • Page 32: Specifying The Jdl, Jde, And Form To Start A Job

    Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client 4. If you selected Range, enter in the Range text field the file numbers that you want to print, in the order that you want them to be printed. • Indicate a range by entering the first and last file number, separated by a hyphen (-).
  • Page 33 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client 1. Obtain the initial JDL, JDE, and (if required) form names if you do not already know them. These resource files must be stored in the “lcds” folder on the printing system internal disk before they can be used for a print job.
  • Page 34 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client Figure 2-7. Job Descriptor Library window 4. On the resources list, click the name of the JDL, JDE, or form that you want to use for the job. Your selection appears in the read-only Selection field.
  • Page 35: Controlling Input For Tape Jobs

    Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client Controlling input for tape jobs While a job tape is processing, you can perform the following tasks to manage the input flow. Ending a job To end a job before it has completed printing, click End on the Tape Client window.
  • Page 36 Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client 1. In the Move field on the Tape Client window, click Tape Mark..The Move Tape Mark window opens. Figure 2-9. Move Tape Mark window 2. On the Move Tape Mark window, enter the number of tape marks (files) that you want to skip;...
  • Page 37: Moving Over Blocks On A Tape

    Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client Moving over blocks on a tape You can position a job tape forward or backward to skip one or more of the blocks within a file on the tape. You must initiate the Move command before you start the job; you cannot move over blocks while the job is printing.
  • Page 38: Starting And Ending Tape Dump Sessions

    Managing and printing jobs from the Tape Client Starting and ending tape dump sessions To print a dump of an offline job that you wish to troubleshoot, follow these steps: 1. Specify the desired JDE and the DUMP JDL on the Tape Client window at the controller.
  • Page 39: Managing The Tape Client

    Managing the Tape Client This chapter describes the management tasks that you may need to perform when using the Tape Client. Accessing the Tape Client To access the windows from which you can operate and manage the Tape Client, follow this procedure: 1.
  • Page 40: Adding A Printer

    Managing the Tape Client 3. Click Setup..The Printer Setup window opens. Figure 3-1. Printer setup window 4. Click the appropriate button to initiate one of the setup tasks that are explained in the following sections. Adding a printer To add a printer to the list of printers to which you can submit jobs from tape, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 41: Modifying A Printer

    Managing the Tape Client Modifying a printer To change properties of a printer that is on your printer list, follow these steps: 1. On the Printer Setup window, select the name of the printer that you want to change. 2. Click Modify..The Modify Printer window opens. Figure 3-2.
  • Page 42: Managing The Tape Drive

    Managing the Tape Client Managing the tape drive In the Input Device group box on the Tape Client window, you can initiate the following tasks to manage the tape drive from which you are sending jobs. Renaming a tape If you have more than one tape drive connected to your printer, drive you must select the drive that you want to use to send the job.
  • Page 43: Managing The Tape Job Accounting Log

    Managing the Tape Client Rewinding or In the Input Device group box, you may rewind or unload the unloading a tape tape in the tape drive. 1. From the Device menu, select the name of the drive in which the tape is loaded. 2.
  • Page 44 Managing the Tape Client The following figure shows the Job Log window with no jobs displayed. Figure 3-4. Job Log window From the Job Log window, you can perform the management tasks that are described in the following sections. Viewing the job To open the Job Log window to view the accounting log, click Job Log...
  • Page 45 Managing the Tape Client Clearing the job When the accounting log has less than 500 KB of space left, you a message window is displayed, asking you to clear the log. If you do not clear the log at this time, the log is cleared automatically when it is full.
  • Page 46 Managing the Tape Client Tape Client Job Submission Guide...
  • Page 47 Index initial JDE and JDL, selecting 2-8–2-10 accessing the Tape Client 3-1 accounting 1-5 accounting, tape job 3-5–3-7 adding a printer 3-2 library 2-9 selecting 2-8–2-10 BLOCK and RECORD commands 1-7 library 2-9 blocks selecting 2-8–2-10 moving over 2-13 BOT (beginning of tape) 2-1 accounting 1-5, 3-5–3-7 recovery 1-6 submitting from tape 1-1...
  • Page 48 INDEX overview tape 1-4 printing from tape 2-1–2-3 streaming queue 1-4 ozone production information vi tape preparing to print from tape 2-4–2-10 codes 1-7 Print Description Language (PDL) 1-7 dump 1-5 printer rewinding and unloading 3-5 adding 3-2 Tape Client deleting 3-3 accessing 3-1 modifying...

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