I’ve been handed the assignment to mgrate a Sharepoint 2010 contentDB from another farm to a new farm. The two farms did not have the same Service Packs and CU’s installed. So when I use the stsadm cmd -addcontentdb I ofcourse get the “This content database has a schema version which is not supported in this farm.”-error.
My problem is, that the old farm is gone\finitto\dead. So I’,m not able to upgrade the old farm and take a new backup of the contentDB. I only have an old backup of the DB which I’ve now restores into the new SQL server.
So my question is – Is it posible to do a migrate and attach the old contentDB onto the new farm?
Kind regard, Rasmus
OK I think I’ve got it now.
I found out that the old farm was a Build 6112 Revision 5000. Using the (get-spfarm).buildversion cmdlet on my existing farm, I could se that my farm was “only” a build 6029 Rev. 1000. So all I need is to upgrade my current farm with the october 2011 CU.
Nevermind – I had a “Space” between ‘mount’ and -spcontentdatabase. Although I still get the “This content database has a schema version which is not supported in this farm” from powershell so it does not perform an upgrade.
Hi and thanks
I’ve never used the Mount cmdlet before. In Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell I threw in this line (mount -SPContentDatabase WSS_Content_LRO -WebApplication http://lmosp01/), but got this in return (New-PSDrive : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘SPContentDatabase’)
What did I do wrong?
Only if the new farm is at the same or higher version (Mount-SPContentDatabase automatically upgrades the schema of the database, given the database has an older schema).