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SharePoint Portal Restore failed

  Asked By: Nicholas    Date: Jan 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1189

ERROR: The database schema is too old to perform this operation in this SharePoint cluster. Please upgrade the database and try again.

I feel this way quite often, but does anyone have any clues as to what this message means in a restore operation that failed?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Harshita Padwal     Answered On: Jan 05

It's usually a Service Pack level mismatch. e.g. SP2 DB with SP1 or less Portal and/or WSS bits.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Jan 05

Yes in fact I have run into this issue first hand...spent days of
my life trying to figure out what the problem was. Turns out there is
a nice hotfix (that I couldn't find for days) that fixes this issue. I
would first make sure that your Service packs are matching with the
server that you backed up from to the server that you are restoring

Check out my blog post on this error:

It references the Hotfix and Kb article.

Answer #3    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Jan 05

Make sure you have the same version of service packs applied.

Answer #4    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Jan 05

I’m not sure but I would do a reboot and then stsadm –o upgrade  –forceupgrade to make sure the databases are in sync with the patch level of the server. How are you trying to do the restore? Are the versions between the backup and the restore  identical?

Answer #5    Answered By: Cheryl Kelley     Answered On: Jan 05

It means your back-up image of your sharepoint  is of a different version from the sharepoint that you are trying to restore  to.

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