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What happens to the jobs when RPM is not running?

Q: What happens to AS/400 spool files if they are sent to an RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® ("RPM") host where the RPM service has not yet been started or is not running?

A: 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.