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stsadm backup/restore between different version SP farms

  Asked By: Carter    Date: Apr 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1407

We have 2 Sharepoint farms. The source farm has sharepoint
version12.0.0.6025 and the destination has version 12.0.0.4518.

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 '12.0.0.6025' or
later.

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 12.0.0.6025?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Dameon Dejesus     Answered On: Apr 13

Answer #1: I don't know of any way to restore to a different version.
Properties change with patches so SharePoint is very fussy about it.

Answer #2: I'm guessing the patch you need is one of the two:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938535/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938537/en-us


If I were in your shoes I'd apply the patches. Maybe test them in a
test environment first.

 
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