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I have taken a site collection backup from SharePoint 2016 server (16.0.4327.1000) and I'm trying to restore in SharePoint 2013 which has Septembler 2015 Cumulative Updates installed.

When I run below command the restore process is failed.

How can I restore a SharePoint 2016 site collection in SharePoint 2013 Server?

Note: if restore not possible for downgrade version can i have any option to copy only master pages,css that developed in sharepoint 2016 Development environment

share point 2016 we are waiting for service packs for go for production

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You can't restore it with OOTB functionality.

But if you use 3rd party tools then you can go earlier version. I used sharegate tool and moved couple of sites from higher version to lower version. You can try it as sharegate offer trial version.

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You can't restore to an earlier version of SharePoint. You can, however, take a database backup of a SharePoint 2013 Content Database, run a few PowerShell Scripts (Test-SPContentDatabase, Upgrade-SPContentDatabase and Mount-SPContentDatabase) and upgrade to SharePoint 2016.

Downgrading is impossible.

  • Hi i have any option to copy only masterpages,css that developed in sharepoint 2016 Development environment – adilahmed Dec 20 '16 at 4:58
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You can simply use the PowerShell script to restore the site

Restore-SPSite  http://server_name/sites/site_name -Path C:\Backup\BackupFile.bak -Force
  • i get error in uls logs Could not deserialize site from C:\restore\site1.bak . Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: Schema version of backup 16.0.79.0 does not match current schema version 15.0.4753.1000 at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.Restore(String filename, Boolean isADMode, Boolean& readOnlyMode, Boolean& hadWriteLock) – adilahmed Dec 20 '16 at 5:43

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