This error occurs when the database files have been attached and upgraded to a higher version of SQL Server than the version of SQL Server they are trying to be attached to. In order to resolve this error message complete one of the following steps:

  • Attach the database to the version of SQL Server that the database has already been upgraded to.
If you're unable to attach the database to a compatible version of SQL Server, then you'll need to complete the following:
  • Restore to a backup made before the database was updated to the higher version of SQL Server.



For SQL Server version compatibility with the Blackbaud application, review our System Requirements.