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OK here is a little problem you might eventually come across if you are running stsadm backups.

Fact is stsadm backups are version dependant. Now initially I assumed that it was only service packs that affect sharepoint's version, but apparently even security updates count too.

Sharath points out a few tips on one of my previous blog posts.

Thankfully there arent many patches for SharePoint.

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 12:11 PM SharePoint | Back to top


Comments on this post: SharePoint Updates and backups

# re: SharePoint Updates and backups
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I thought it *might* be even Security Pack dependent but I wasn't sure.
Now the question is - can you tell from the version number that the Security Pack has been installed ??
Left by Mike Walsh Helsinki on Mar 12, 2005 5:28 PM

# re: SharePoint Updates and backups
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Currently an assumption, but I think the restore should be backward compatible, i.e. a fully patched SharePoint box should be able to restore from an older version of the backup.

I believe you can
e.g.
6.0.2.6361 - no security fix instaleld
6.0.2.6411 - with fix installed
Left by tariq on Mar 14, 2005 1:21 PM

# re: SharePoint Updates and backups
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SharePoint is not backward compatible, you need to restore to the same version that was backed up.
Left by Ted de Vos on Apr 27, 2005 7:04 PM

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