Restore MSDB database on newer version of SQL Server
Posted on 2016-08-31
I have had to reinstall a SQL server and cannot restore my MSDB.bak file as the SQL version has a higher version than the version that created the backup.
The error message, giving the version numbers is:
The backup of the system database on the device d:\msdb.bak cannot be restored because it was created by a different version of the server (11.00.5343) than this server (11.00.6540).
Is there any way of degrading the current version of SQL server to the original version (11.00.5343), or upgrading the back up to the current server version (11.00.6540) or better still, 11.000.6518, the version on another server that i would like to use it on.
Or arethere any other alternatives?