Backup and Restore SharePoint SiteCollection

The scenario here was to deploy an existing SharePoint SiteCollection to a different url within the same farm. Now, there might be different approaches towards achieving it. I’ll be doing it by the following way:

  1. Take the backup of the given SiteCollection.
  2. Restore the same db to a different url.

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Error:: <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr>

I received this error when I was trying to restore a SharePoint 2013 SiteCollection using the Restore-SPSite command. The backup, a .bak file, was created using the Backup-SPSite command in the management shell. Following is the screenshot of the error message:

After little bit of digging, I figured out that the database backup doesn’t seem to be compatible with my latest web application. The issue in fact, also occurred when I tried to restore the db within the same web application whose one of the SiteCollection was backed in the file!
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