My final goal is migrating some content from a Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1 to a Tridion 2013 SP1. According to the SDL documentation, Content Porter can do that: http://tinyurl.com/pfnovv9

I also reviewed this question: Upgrade to Tridion 2013 SP1 And it suggest that what I am trying can be done.

I am using Content Porter 2013 SP1 to perform both the export and the import. The export goes well but when I try to import the package, I get this error:

Version of the package c:..... is not supported

What am I missing?

I noticed that when doing an export from a Tridion 2011 environment, even using Content Porter 2013, I get the typical options of old Content Porter (I mean, I am not asked if destination environment is 2013SP1 or 2013 or lower for example).


  • Have you tried exporting using content porter for 2011 sp1 and import using 2013 sp1?
    – Hiren Kaku
    Jun 18, 2015 at 16:38
  • Yes, with same results: the package I got exporting from 2011 SP1 is not valid for Content Porter 2013 SP1. Jun 19, 2015 at 6:32
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    Which version of Content Porter (server) do you have installed on your 2011 SP1 server? CP 2013 SP1 is only a client and is compatible with CP 3.3 server IIRC. Jun 19, 2015 at 12:05

2 Answers 2


Review the following link where Brandon added some extra comments that might be usefull for you



Ideally, using content porter 2013 for export, import should work.

There is one alternate approach that you can use:

  1. Take backup of 2011 CM database, restore it as some other database.
  2. Upgrade restored CM database to 2013 sp1 (by using tridion upgrade documentation)
  3. Point any 2013 sp1 CM to the upgraded CM database temporarily to generate export package.
  4. Use this exported package to import in the destination.

The above solution should work without any issue.

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