Server - Major Upgrade

When SUSE Manager core components are upgraded to new major versions, you need to perform a major upgrade on the SUSE Manager Server. This is the case if a version upgrade of PostgreSQL, Salt, or openSUSE Leap is needed. openSUSE Leap is the underlying base operating system (OS).

Some additional manual steps might be required, and this information is only available in the release notes. For important extra information about your upgrade, see the release notes at

Procedure: Migrating the SUSE Manager Server

The script migrates SUSE Manager Server to the latest version. It also upgrades the underlying operating system to version 15.2. The script is part of the susemanager package.

  1. Before running the script, check whether the most recent version of the susemanager package is installed:

    zypper ref
    zypper up susemanager
  2. Run the /usr/lib/susemanager/bin/ script to upgrade the base OS and SUSE Manager Server.

  3. To migrate the database to PostgreSQL 12 run the migrate script:


    For more information about PostgreSQL database migration, see db-migration-12.adoc.

  4. After the migration is complete, you will need to manually reboot the SUSE Manager Server:

shutdown -r now

You will not be able to fix issues that arise during the migration. Ensure you have created a backup before you start the migration. If you are running SUSE Manager Server on a virtual machine, we recommend that you create a snapshot before you start.