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SharePoint 2013: Database Schema Version Issue when you try to move site collection from Database to another Database:

February 7, 2019
Some times you may get Database schema version issue when you try to move site collection one database to another database:
Error Message: “Cannot complete the copy or merge operation because the database schema versions are different.
When you get this issue?

Usually we see this kind of issue after applying updates and creating new content databases, and trying to move a site collection.

Reason could be:
Sometimes you content databases do not get properly upgraded during the installation of a cumulative updates or service packs.
Resolution: Run following command to fix the issue. Best practice is to run this cmdlet on all content databases so that system will let you know if the content database does not need to upgraded.
Upgrade-SPContentDatabase -Identity <<content database name>>

 

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