3.2 Installing the Mobility Pack Update

3.2.1 Using Patch CD Update in YaST

  1. Under Groups, click Software, then click Patch CD Update.

  2. Click Next to start the update.

  3. Select Local ISO Image, then click Next.

  4. In the Repository Name field, specify a name for the repository for the Mobility Pack update software.

  5. In the Path to ISO Image field, specify the full path name to the Mobility Pack update ISO file, then click Next.

  6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement, then click Next.

  7. On the Distribution Upgrade Settings page, click Next.

  8. In the Confirm Update dialog box, click Start Update.

  9. On the Novell Customer Center Configuration page, select Configure Now, click Next, wait while the configuration takes place, then click OK when the configuration is complete.

    This creates and enables the Mobility-1.2-Updates channel.


    If you would prefer not to configure the Synchronizer server for automatic updates now, click Configure Later, then click Next.

    When you want to start receiving automatic updates, follow the instructions in Section 3.2.4, Registering for Automatic Updates Later.

  10. On the Installation Completed page, click Finish.

  11. Continue with Running the Mobility Pack Update Script.

3.2.2 Running the Mobility Pack Update Script

Running the Update script updates the Synchronizer database (datasync) and the Mobility database (mobility) for use with the updated software.

  1. Change to the following directory:

  2. Make sure that PostgreSQL is running:

    rcpostgresql status
  3. Execute the Update script:


    For some version updates, the update process finishes quickly. However, when the version update includes database schema modifications, the update process can be lengthy for a large database.

  4. Continue with Restarting the Synchronizer Services.

3.2.3 Restarting the Synchronizer Services

  1. Stop the Synchronizer services:

    rcdatasync stop
  2. Verify that all Synchronizer services have stopped:

    ps -eaf | grep datasync
  3. Restart PostgreSQL:

    rcpostgresql restart
  4. Start the Synchronizer services:

    rcdatasync start
  5. Verify that update has been installed:

    The version number is displayed at the bottom of the main Synchronizer Web Admin page.

3.2.4 Registering for Automatic Updates Later

If you choose not to configure the Synchronizer server to receive automatic updates when you update from Mobility Pack 1.1.x to Mobility Pack 1.2.x, you can perform the configuration at your convenience at a later time, perhaps when the next update becomes available.

  1. Obtain the Mobility Pack Activation Code from the Novell Customer Center:

    1. Log in to the Novell Customer Center.

    2. In the Select an Organization to Manage drop-down list, select your organization that is entitled to the Mobility Pack.

    3. Click My Products, then click Novell Data Synchronizer.

    4. Under Novell Data Synchronizer, locate Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack 1.2, then make a note of the activation code in the Code field.

  2. In a terminal window on the Synchronizer server, enter the following command:

    suse_register -a regcode-mobility=registration_code 
                           -a email=email_address -L /root/.suse_register.log

    Replace registration_code with the Mobility Pack activation code that you obtained from the Novell Customer Center in Step 2. Replace email_address with the email address that you used to log in to the Novell Customer Center. Notifications about future Mobility Pack updates will be sent to this email address. You can then choose when to install each update.

  3. Enter the following command to verify that the Novell Update channel for the Mobility Pack has been added on your Synchronizer server:

    zypper ca

    This command lists all product-specific channels where you are registered to receive updates. The following Mobility Pack update channel should be listed:



  4. When you are notified that the next update is available:

    1. Enter the following command:

      zypper up -r nu_novell_com:Mobility-1.2-Updates

      Several Mobility Pack packages are listed for update through the channel.

    2. Enter YES to start the update process.