I was migrating my WSS 2.0 site to WSS 3.0 with a SQL 2005 backend. I followed the kb for installing to a server farm, and used OSQL to detach the database (and saved an extra copy of the .mdf and .ldf just in case).
The migration went badly; and I decided to restore the original files. I copied the detached databases back to the server and tried to reattach them using osql.
I keep getting an error that the database is a newer version than WSS.
I completely uninstalled IIS, WSS 2.0. I then installed each patch for WSS and then checked the version in IIS. The IIS version is 18.104.22.16868; the database is 22.214.171.12417. I found several posts that kb924881 and then a -forceupgrade would bring it to .8117, but that didn't happen
Anyone have any ideas?
I managed to attach a copy of the .mdf to the SQL 2005 server; the data is *there*, but I haven't been able to extract it; or attach it to the other server running WSS 3.0
At this point I have exhausted all my ideas.