Quote Originally Posted by ab View Post
Is this a new setup, or one that has been around for a while and upgrade?
The system was originally installed with SUMA 3.0 and upgraded to 3.1.5.

A test setup or prod, and can you duplicate it anywhere else?
This is the only SUMA server we have so nothing else to test against.

Does anything via the smdba command work, e.g.:

smdba db-stop     #stopping the database
smdba db-start    #restarting it
I was able to run "smdba space-overview", "smdba db-status", and "smdba space-tables" without any problems.

Is the /var/spacewalk/db-backup directly owned by, presumably, the
postgres user and group?
Yes, permissions on /var/spacewalk/db-backup are ok.

I do not know that it matters, but the database connection information in
etc/rhn/rhn.conf may be worth reviewing to see if anything is blatantly
incorrect. Presumable your SUSE Manager installation is working, so is
probably unlikely.
The settings in /etc/rhn/rhn.conf look ok.