There is a daily cron job /etc/cron.daily/schema-upgrade-notif that calls /usr/bin/rhn-schema-version and compares it with the satellite-schema version. Unfortunately, when the database is down, /usr/bin/rhn-schema-version crashes with the following trace:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/rhn-schema-version", line 49, in
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/spacewalk/server/rhnSQL/init.py", line 151, in initDB
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/spacewalk/server/rhnSQL/init.py", line 189, in closeDB
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/spacewalk/server/rhnSQL/driver_postgresql.py", line 230, in commit
AttributeError: Database instance has no attribute 'dbh'
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