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The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server

If you are trying to restore a complete portal backup from one setup to another, you may receive this error. So, what version of SharePoint are you running? Regular SPS 03 deployment, or SP1 or 2 applied?

1. On the server, go to 'Add or Remove Programs'

2. For SPS and/or WSS, click 'Click Here for Support Information'.  Note the version numbers below:

Standard Installation:

    Windows SharePoint Service: 11.0.5608.0

     SharePoint Portal Server: 11.0.5704.0

With Service Pack 1:

     Windows SharePoint Service: 11.0.6361.0

     SharePoint Portal Server: 11.0.6715.0

Ensure that the server you are restoring to is the same as the one you backed up. This is also covered in detail in the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services from MS Press, by Jim Buyens - pp. 442-443.

Hopefully someone will find this helpful before struggling for hours to resolve it the hard way :)

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2005 12:19 PM SharePoint Services , SharePoint Portal Server | Back to top


Comments on this post: The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server

# re: The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server
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the code 11.0.6715 doesn't tell me much. how do i know which service pack this is?
Left by matt on Oct 06, 2006 8:01 PM

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Hi Matt,

Version 11.0.6715 is Service Pack 1 (SP1).

HTH's...
Left by MikeH on Oct 06, 2006 9:26 PM

# re: The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server
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try changing the version in the .xml file to the version which you are using for restore.It should work
Left by Rajnish Kaushik on Jun 06, 2007 7:00 AM

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changing the version in the file works atreat!!! but when you have no disk space left doh!
Left by SimonA on Nov 22, 2007 6:44 AM

# re: The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server
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I need to restore backup of my sharepoint portal server, but i dont know the previous version of sharepoint services.

I tried to restore backup without installing service pack and with sp2 but still facing the same error "The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server"

can anyone help me to find out the solution.

-Nishant
Left by Nishant Rapate on Jul 02, 2008 1:36 AM

# re: The version in the manifest file does not correspond with the current version of SharePoint Portal Server
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Hi Nishant... I noticed that you had no other posts here so I thought I'd at least let you know that the post / question has been received.

The error - as the post indicates - has to do with the installed Version - found in Add/Remove Programs - Office SharePoint Server - it'll show the build.

Now, if you have - and it seems you do - an issue where you don't know the previous version - and it's not installing on the current, a couple of things to look at as an approach - possibly.

This approach is dependent on whether or not you can get an original backup of the site collection database for the earlier WSS_CONTENT_xxx database in question (the one backed up).

This approach also assumes that you are running the latest bits for MOSS - including SP1 if applicable.

In the newer setup - create the site that you want to restore - basically creating a brand new site in MOSS. Use Central Admin tool - App Management - Create/Extend Site - Create a new site.

During the creation part, do not accept the default WSS_Content_<guid> name for the content database - name it something that you'll remember - like WSS_Content_Temp or something applicable to the site name.

Once the web application is created - DO NOT opt to create a site collection.

Using the Central Admin tool - and be sure that you have attached the old database for the old SharePoint site - in SQL Server BEFORE this step:

Under Central Admin - Content Databases - you'll see your newly created site - with 1 content database - but zero (0) sites/site collections. This is normal because we did not create a site collection.

Click Add Content Database - and type in the name of the one you have attached in SQL Server. See if it'll accept this this way. IF it is successful, you'll return to this screen seeing 2 content databases - the old one should have 1 or more site collections listed as well.

Now, there is the very real possiblity that this will not work - that MOSS will reject the content database when you try to add it. If it does take it - bounce the host machine - and then see if you can browse that site collection.

Ping me and let me know what you find.

Regards...
Left by MikeH on Jul 06, 2008 10:43 PM

# MOSS2007 Backup Related Issue
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I am regularly backing up my sharepoint 2007 server but I found that some of the folder and files was not restored when i restore the backup also I remember there was not any error while backing up the site level backup i am using following command to backing up site.

stsadm.exe -o export -url http://sharepoint -filename D:\MOSS_Backup\sharepoint\sharepoint -includeusersecurity

Please help me to find out the exact issue.
you can post your reply or also send me mail on........

-Nishant
Left by Nishant Rapate on May 27, 2009 6:06 AM

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