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Tha database schema is too old to perform this opration in this sharepoint cluster.please upgrade the database and try again.

Posted on 2009-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello All,

I am preparing the POC system for MOSS 2007.I took WSSContentDB backup on  poc system .

but while adding content DB getting  "Tha database schema is too old to perform this operation in this sharepoint cluster.please upgrade the database and try again." error.

I have installed WSS on but that system is 68xbit with windows 2003 R2 server I am installing WSS2 with out server pack  (  but it getting installed wsss p2 (

Is WSS service pack update getting installed automatically on windows 2003 server R2?

could you please help me out some body .
thansk in advance.
Question by:sandipkharde
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Expert Comment

ID: 23692399
I'm a little confused about what you have installed where, but basically to upgrade a WSS 2.0 database it should be at at least service pack 2 level. You need to install service pack 2 (or 3 would be even better) on your WSS 2.0 server. When it runs let it run the configuration wiazrd again to upgrade the database. Then you can back it up, copy it over to your MOSS server and attach to. When you attach then MOSS will upgrade it automatically.

Author Comment

ID: 23692459
Prod system

win 2003 SP1
SQL2000 SP4
WSS 2 (Without Service pack)

POC System for MOSS Upgradation
64 bit windows 2003 Server R2
SQL2000 SP4
WSS 2 with SP2

have taken content database backup on POC system

now  wher you are asking for WSS services pack to be installed??

Accepted Solution

Stevenmu earned 2000 total points
ID: 23692763
Ah, it should be installed on your POC system before you take your database backup. If you already think you have SP2 on the POC system it's possible it hasn't installed completely. I would suggest installing SP3, then take your backup to migrate to MOSS.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31549243
Installed WSS SP3 ...issue got resolved.....


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