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The Specied SPContentDatabase has been upgraded to a newer version of SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have just installed WSS 3.0 SP2 on my machine... and I have WSS_Content database in place from my previous version of WSS ie. WSS 3.0 SQL Server 2005.

    Whenever I try to add a content database to my machine I get the following error message.

    " The specified SPContentDatabase has been upgraded to a newer version of SharePoint.

    Please upgrade this SharePoint app before attempting to access this object "

    Please help. How do I overcome this situation. what patch level do I need to install on my WSS? if any!

    Kind Regards,

    Sepaka  

    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:35 PM stress removed
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:33 PM

Answers

  • You're getting that error because your content database backup is of a different SharePoint version than the farm you are trying to attach it to.  You need to get your farm on the same SharePoint version before attaching the database. 

    I do not know what patch level you had your previous farm at, so I cannot advise on what service packs you might be missing.  If you do not have that documented somewhere, trial and error of applying a service pack and then attempting to reattach the database is your best bet. 

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Friday, March 4, 2011 2:26 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:24 PM

All replies

  • You can get Database version from table Versions.
    Oleg
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:49 PM
  • Did you try with stsadm -addcontentdb?i believe it will help.

     

    here is another good article related to your problem, may be helpful: http://sharepointdiva.wordpress.com/2008/06/03/attaching-this-database-requires-upgrade/

     

    thanks

    -Ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:50 PM
  • Thanks guys.

    I checked the database version and it is the same as my WSS Server

     

    I tried to use stsadm, apparently the command it is not recognized by my wss. I dont know if that works only in SharePoint 2010

     

    I am using WSS not SPS2010 or MOSS.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:20 PM
  • Whats the error you get when you run the stsadm command? are you on at right path to run it stsadm command.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/library/cc288692%28en-us,office.12%29.aspx

    hope this help

    thanks

    -ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:43 PM
  • Okay guys maybe I am running the command on the wrong path.

    I just opened PowerShell and typed the command... Do I need to change the directory perhaps?

     

    Please help.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:12 AM
  • Ok,  I managed to navigate to the right directory.... and when I run the stsadm.exe I get the same error msg.

    Please help guys.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:07 AM
  • You're getting that error because your content database backup is of a different SharePoint version than the farm you are trying to attach it to.  You need to get your farm on the same SharePoint version before attaching the database. 

    I do not know what patch level you had your previous farm at, so I cannot advise on what service packs you might be missing.  If you do not have that documented somewhere, trial and error of applying a service pack and then attempting to reattach the database is your best bet. 

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Friday, March 4, 2011 2:26 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:24 PM