SharePoint 2007 Backup and Restore Problems due to version conflict

Last week when one of my another project team decide to make one of our development server as production server and it gave error during the restore process. Actually they were trying to restore the site using command “stsadm –o restore –url http://testserver:2000 –filename testserver1.bak –overwrite” and it has thrown this following error – “Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services and cannot be restored to a server running the current version. The backup file should be restored to a server with version ‘’ or later.”

The MOSS version on the test server is 12.0.4518.1016.

Below is the solution I have provided and it worked on very first time.

The quick solution for this problem is to upgrade the retailpower server Install the SP1 for the WSS 3.0
download location:
This will upgrade the WSS version to

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