At last we have the latest service pack. I waited till this because we have SP1 and I didn't want to do two upgrades. I want to upgrade it in command line without the installers. I have in mind some steps:
-Stop all agents
-Backup all startup files. Backup apache config
-Copy new dc files if needed comparing with diff all the files (just in case)
-Upgrade all rpms: webaccess, agents, and console one plugin
-[Needed?] Extend schema in Console One?
-[Needed?] rebuild databases by starting agents manually in gui mode.
-Replace startup files.
-Start agents again.
Are the [Needed?] steps necessary? Is my only doubt
PD: Novell should provide the procedure to update their products using command line. They only say that we should use the installer and click on install/upgrade new system. I prefer take control of all steps of the process. I could do this with al lot of effort in a previous migration from groupwise 7.0.4 running on a Windows 2003 server to a groupwise 2012 system running on a Sles.