I tried to setup the sharepoint backup within Veeam backup today. My environment is the following: Sharepoint database is on MSSQL 2012 Enterprise, Veeam staging server is on MSSQL 2016 Enterprise. If I want to start the Sharepoint Veeam Explorer and try to mount the database, I get the message:
After clicking "No", the message:The selected SharePoint database has to be upgraded to be open in the specified Microsoft SQL Server 2016. After database upgrade, older versions of SQL server will not be able to open this database. Do you want to continue?
In my opinion, it's just important to have the staging server on the highest version to be able to mount databases from older SQL servers, or am I wrong?The selected Microsoft SharePoint database version is older than any of the supported by the specified Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Upgrade was denied.