What happens to the jobs when RPM is not running?

What happens to AS/400 spool files if they are sent to an RPM host where the RPM service has not yet been started or is not running?

The spool file will first go into a SND state on the AS/400, and will eventually be placed in a HLD state.
If the job is in a HLD state when RPM is restarted, the spool files will need to be manually released again. Here are instructions for releasing AS/400 spool files:

  1. From an AS/400 command prompt, issue the following command, WRKOUTQ outq name, and press Enter.
  2. Place a 6 next to each job you wish to print and press Enter.

If you continue having trouble printing, check the following related article: AS/400 print job goes into a HLD state.