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error when following migration guide and creating OldCompanyWeb Web Application

hi,

I am working through the SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 migration process and have got to the stage of moving our internal site.

I am following the migration guide and i get an error when i try to create the new web application to hold the OldCompanyWeb site. the error reads as follows:

"The specified SPContentDatabase Name=STS_OEMSBSCN-2267_1 Parent=SPDatabaseServiceInstance Name=Microsoft##SSEE is too old to be upgraded by this version of SharePoint. Please perform the needed intermediate upgrades before attempting this one."

i did check that i had SP3 for sharepoint 2.0 installed on the source machine and that the version of the old companyweb site was 6.0.2.8165 so i am not sure now what i need to upgrade to get this to work.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards,

Guy
 
 
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lionel_barreCommented:
You must first run the Prescan utility : see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262231.aspx
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guycampbellAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I did run the prescan utility on the source machine. Everything looked fine, however the 1 difference between my set up and the migration guide has been that the database i had in SQL was not called STS_<SourceServerName>_1 (the source server name is SERVER) but the database was called STS_OEMSBSCN-2267_1. I assumed that this was not a problem and carried on with the migration, the mdf and ldf files i had and copied to the destination server were also named STS_OEMSBSCN-2267_1.

So i am now stuck at the point of creating the web application, I did try just inputting the source server name in the Database Server and Database Name fields but this has just created a blank web application. Probably because theres no data.... Am I fine to delete this new web application and any IIS sites and content databases connected to it as there is nothing to view when i try and confirm the Site Collection Administrator?

Regards,

Guy
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guycampbellAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the advice, it turns out i was right to question the name of the database i had copied across. It was completely wrong, i found the actual companyweb sharepoint database had been moved to a different drive. My apologies for wasting time here, it wasn't untill i looked closer at the back-up i had created that i noticed someone had moved the sharepoint files from their original location.

Regards,

Guy
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ravikumarspCommented:
I have the same type of error,can any one help me out in this?
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