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I want to setup CUPS to print to a second printer if the default printer is offline for some reason. I have searched but I think my terminology for what I want is not right so not getting far.

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You need to set up a printer class that contains a group of printers. It will print in the order of which they are listed in the class. If one is not available it will move to the next.

http://www.packtpub.com/article/cups-how-to-manage-multiple-printers

Pretty good article explaining the process.

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Welcome to Super User! While the link answers the question nicely, it's useless if the site ever goes down; therefore, summarize the instructions on the webpage, and link to the page for attribution –  Canadian Luke Jul 17 '13 at 17:38

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