Upgrading from 8.0 or 8.1 to 8.5 RU1 directly or attaching an < 8.5 database to an 8.5 RU1 install.
ITMS 8.0 or 8.1 upgrade.
You have selected an unsupported database version '8.5' for upgrade.
Select either an existing Symantec_CMDB2 database, or create a new database to complete the installation.
There is no direct upgrade path from ITMS 8.0 or 8.1 to 8.5 RU1 (please refer to DOC11313, page 9). The supported upgrade path is 8.0 HF6 or 8.1 RU7 to 8.5 then 8.5 RU1. You can't restore/move a 8.1 RU7 database into a 8.5 RU1 server, for example. It is not supported. The database that you are trying to attach should be version 8.5 in order to be attached to a 8.5 RU1.
A database must be upgraded from 8.0 or 8.1 to 8.5 before upgrading to 8.5 RU1.
Bring up a server and using the SIM option "Show all available versions" make sure to install using just base 8.5.
Attach the database to the server that is installed as a fresh 8.5
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