Tuesday, 7 April 2015

SSRS Error: The version of the report server database is either in a format that is not valid...


Problem:

If like me you come across the error below after navigating to http://reportsystem/reportserver

The version of the report server database is either in a format that is not valid, or it cannot be read. The found version is '163'. The expected version is '162'. (rsInvalidReportServerDatabase).
Luckily this was in a DEV environment and was part of our patching cycle to test SQL Server 2012 SP2+CU5. 

As we already knew changes were made to the SQL Servers in terms of patching there was a good chance it was related ;-)

Although this MSDN wasn't the exact problem, it did lead me to a simple solution in the end.

Solution:

As we host separate SSRS servers to the database it was notices that the SSRS instance hadn't been patched. Normally this doesn't cause issues within reporting server reviewing the MSDN pointed me in the right direction due to MS changing the DB versions within this patch.

Therefore patching the Reporting Services instance to 2012 SP2 + CU5 resolved the issues. 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Make Both Server CU level identical and its worked well.

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  3. This will fix the issue right away

    delete from dbo.ServerUpgradeHistory where ServerVersion=[The wrong or upgraded version]

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