How to migrate Greenbone Vulnerability Management from 11 to 20.08

I’m using GVM 11 (GSA 9.0.1) and I need to migrate to latest version 20.
I’m using a docker image (

Is there a step-by-step guide to migrate targets, reports and - very important - overrides and notes?


GVM versions

gsad: Greenbone Security Assistant 9.0.1
gvmd: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 9.0.1
openvas-scanner: OpenVAS 7.0.1
gvm-libs: gvm-libs 11.0.1


Operating system: docker image securecompliance/gvm:11.0.1-v1
Kernel: Linux 75533ad05f9d 4.15.0-112-generic #113-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 9 23:41:39 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source: from source

Hi, for migrating your docker instance you need to ask the provider/creator of the docker container. If you would have build it from source you could update the installation and run gvmd --migrate to update the db. But in this case you are relying on an external third party and we can’t help you.

Please read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Thank you bricks.
I’m in a deadlock :slightly_smiling_face:
I tried to upgrade my current docker image to the new image but I get the error “scan_run_status” when I try to access reports.
I reported it as a issue on github ( but I got no answers.

So I don’t want to retype all my hundreds of overrides… I’m looking for a doc to follow in order to recover at least my notes and my overrides. I mean export them from v11 (I see a XML export function) and import in v20.

Any hint?
Thanks again,