Re: Migration to Share Point Services
From: DSobkowiak (DSobkowiak_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:37:10 -0800
I've run in to a new problem. I am able to get the site packaged and I can
even get to the restoration on the new server, but then I recieve an error
where it states:
I am experiencing a bizzare error that I'm hoping someone can help with as I
am becoming quite frustrated with Sharepoint 2003 Portal Server. I am
attempting to Restore a backed up version of a site on the same box to
simulate disaster recovery restoration. When I use the stsadm.exe tool to
restore a backed up database to a site I recieve the following error:
"Your backup is from a different version of Windows Sharepoint Services and
cannot be restored to a server running the current version."
I've been able to get a site partially restored using strictly Front Page,
but it was an ugly event and so I switched over to the stsadm.exe command,
but that didn't really work either. Have you seen or heard of this and how to
properly fix/resolve/account for this problem. Any assistance would be
greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
"Hollis D. Paul" wrote:
> In article <46EADD7B-F5C5-4758-8E5E-332FEEB48F1B@microsoft.com>,
> =?Utf-8?B?RFNvYmtvd2lhaw==?= wrote:
> > Server Error: A site template has already been applied to this site. Once a
> > template has been applied, the site must be deleted and recreated in order to
> > apply a different template.
> > Is this a configuration error from when I packaged the site from SPS? I'm
> > not certain why I receive this as I have not applied a template to the new
> > WSS site, and the SPS site I am migrating has only the default site templpate
> > (which I believe is the same as WSS). Any advice would be greatly
> > appraciated. Thanks.
> What that error means is that when you go to create the site you want to import
> your migrated site into, you begin the process of getting a site, fill out the
> first page (name, owner, whatever) and let it give you a statement of the url,
> etc. But when it asks you to choose a template, click your homepage icon to
> stop the processing sequence, or outright kill the IE session. Once you choose
> a template, even if you choose a blank site, you can't import a migrated site
> because it is really saved as a template file.
> So the rule is, when importing/migrating a template, grab the site URL and run.
> Hollis D. Paul [MVP - Outlook]
> Mukilteo, WA USA