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stsadm backup/restore between different version SP farms

  Asked By: Carlton    Date: Apr 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2001

We have 2 Sharepoint farms. The source farm has sharepoint
version12.0.0.6025 and the destination has version

I used stsadm -o backup to generate a backup file of a site collection
from my source farm and was trying to restore it to my destination farm.

Got an error:

Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services
and cannot be restored to a server running the current version. The
backup file should be restored to a server with version '' or

Question 1: Is there any way that I can move the site collection over to
my destination farm without upgrading the sharepoint version?

Question 2: How can I find out which updates (or hotfix) can update my
sharepoint to



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kai Carney     Answered On: Apr 08

I will answer your first question :

stsadm does not help you to do this job at all. you have to copy the three
SharePoint database ( SITE,PROF and SERV) from the source  farm and restore them
in the destenation farm. then all you have to do is select Link to existing
database ( or some option like this) at the end of SharePoint installation ( Do
not choose create new server portal farm).

Answer #2    Answered By: Gaurav Nemane     Answered On: Apr 08

I'm guessing your problem has long been solved.

However, perhaps I can make your life easier in the future.

Check out our website...www.avepoint.com

We specialize in backup and administration for Microsoft Sharepoint.

If you have any questions give me a call.

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