SQL Server Troubleshooting
Restore terminating: The server supports version NNN ...
A restore operation fails with the message:
The backed-up database has on-disk structure version NNN. The
server supports version YYY and cannot restore or upgrade this database.
Backup or restore operation terminating abnormally.
For example with NNN=539 and YYY=515.
The database that is being restored is a later version than the current.
This error has been observed when trying to restore a database backed
up from SQL Server 2000 onto a system with SQL Server 7.
Restore with the same version of SQL Server as the original backup was
These notes are believed to be correct for SQL
Server 7 and may apply to other versions as well.
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