Q: What happens to AS/400 spool files if they are sent to an RPM Remote Print Manager® ("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:
- From an AS/400 command prompt, issue the following command, WRKOUTQ outq name, and press Enter.
- 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.