The SSTables in this snapshot '<tag>' are not compatible

Instructions to upgrade the OpsCenter snapshot.

If you receive an error message that “The SSTables in this snapshot '<tag>' are not compatible with the current version of Cassandra”, you must upgrade your snapshot to the current major version of DataStax Enterprise (DSE).


  1. Log in to each node.
  2. Run the sstableupgrade script for every keyspace and table you need to restore by passing it the keyspace, table, and OpsCenter snapshot tag received from the error message.
    The location of the script depends on how you installed DSE.
    • Package installation: /usr/bin/
    • Tarball installation: installation_location/resources/cassandra/bin

    See sstableupgrade for more information.

  3. Retry the restore operation using OpsCenter.