How to fix the upgrade database error when SharePoint configuration wizard failed?

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In this article, we will learn about how to fix the upgrade database error when SharePoint configuration wizard failed.


Issue Description

For a SharePoint administrator running a SharePoint configuration wizard successfully is a big achievement those deal with this can find the meaning why I have used this word. Lets come to the topics – when we run the SharePoint configuration wizard in the production server due to some reason it may be for CU update or some other database issue. Over a period of time when the installation wizard runs we will get the failure error – this content database needs upgrade.




How to overcome this error?

The error says target database does not match the schema which need to be upgraded. So whichever database mentioned in the error needs upgrade – we need to run the below PowerShell command for each database one by one.

Upgrade-SPContentDatabase "WSS_ContentDatabase"

So, if we have multiple content database which needs upgrade – running this command one by one is time consuming. So best way to complete this upgrade – using the below command in a single shot.

Get-SPContentDatabase | ?{$_.NeedsUpgrade -eq $true} | Upgrade-SPContentDatabase

After successfully upgrading the content database, run the SharePoint configuration wizard again from the beginning, then we will be able to run the wizard successfully.




Thus, we have learned in this article how to fix the database upgrade error during running the SharePoint configuration wizard.

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  • How to upgrade SharePoint content database using Upgrade-SPContentDatabase command.
  • How to get SharePoint content database using Get-SPContentDatabase command.


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