We've been given a SP2010 backup (.bak) file to restore. At this time I don't know if it contains a site collection or a site or a farm, or how it was generated, and have no way to find out (just don't ask...).

Using PowerShell, I tried

Restore-SPSite -path foo.bak -identity http://example.com -force

but I'm getting the following error:

Restore-SPSite : Your backup is from a different version of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and cannot be restored to a server running the current version. The backup file should be restored to a server with version '' or later.

My PowerShell reports that I am at version 14.0.6029.1000, which, if I'm correct is 2010 SP1.

I tried looking around (here) but I just can't find out what this weird version number corresponds to. Is there any way I can find out what SP version does this correspond to?

Additionally, I have no access to the server where the backup is generated, so I can't just do something there and regenerate the backup.

Any help appreciated!

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7105 is the build number.

If you run Fiddler and check your current SharePoint farm, you will find in the header of your request "MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices:"

In order to restore your backup, you need a farm that is beyond build 7105 (e.g. build 7106 - August 2013 CU which was released after SP2).

  • Got it! Upgraded to a February 2014 CU and could finally restore. Thanks
    – axel_c
    Mar 19, 2014 at 18:57

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