Error while restoring the Web Application through the Powershell RRS feed

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  • Hi ,

    i have taken a back up of a web application on the C drive  from First Central administration and i want to restore the same Web Application on the newly created Central Administration on the same server.I don't have the first Central Administration working now.

    While restoring the web application with the below cmd in powershell 

    Restore-SPSite -identity http://mycompany/ -path "C:\Surbhi's SharpointWork\Site Collection Backup\File.bak"

    Can anybody tell me how to get rid of the below error and successfully restore  the Web application :-

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:25 AM

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  • Hi Surbhi,

    The obvious anwer is that you're restoring to a different version of SharePoint, so the first question is are your two versions of the product the same?

    That version number is pre-SP1 though and I recall an issue with restoring pre-SP1 back-ups into an SP1 environment.  Chris Grist has a work around for this detailed here: -


    Hope that helps

    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:26 AM