I had a problem today attempting to restore a backup I had taken using PowerShell. I received the following error in PowerShell when running thr Restore-SPSite command:
"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 '188.8.131.52' or later."
I checked my SharePoint version numbers against the server where I had taken
the backup and it all looked fine. I took another backup in case the first one
had become corrupt (even though I had already restored it successfully several
times before). I rebooted and restarted my VM, but all to no avail.
In a last ditch attempt, I decided to delete 2 empty content databases that
were set up on my machine, and created a new one to replace them and tried
To my surprise, it worked. So, if you have the same problem, try removing
content databases (if you can).