LiteSpeed for SQL Server

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LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Central Repository

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Central Repository

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Backup Templates

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Backup Templates

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Object Level Recovery – Table / Schema Restore

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Object Level Recovery – Table / Schema Restore

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Transaction Log Reader

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Transaction Log Reader

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Object Level Recovery – SELECT Option

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Object Level Recovery – SELECT Option

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Maintenance Plan Designer

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Maintenance Plan Designer

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Log Shipping Monitor

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Log Shipping Monitor

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Job Manager

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Job Manager

 

LiteSpeed for SQL Server - Backup Analyzer

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Backup Analyzer

 

High-speed SQL Server backup, compression and restore

  • Dramatically reduce SQL Server backup/restore times and storage costs.
  • Save time managing and monitoring SQL Server backup and recovery.
  • Restore individual objects and query backup files without a full database restore.
  • Roll back transactions to recover data/objects that could harm the database.
  • Deploy safe differential SQL Server backups with LiteSpeed Fast Compression and Smart Clean-Up.
  • Integrate directly with Amazon S3 and IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM).

Overview

Ensure high-speed, storage-efficient backup and restore for SQL Server databases with up to 85% savings in backup size and duration when compared to competing solutions. LiteSpeed for SQL Server makes it possible, with minimal effort and risk. Delivering a wide variety of recovery options, LiteSpeed ensures the right SQL Server data is restored and available as quickly as possible. LiteSpeed integrates with Amazon S3 to provide cloud-based backup and restore for on-prem and Amazon EC2 SQL Server instances. LiteSpeed also integrates directly with IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM).

Achieve dramatic reductions in SQL Server backup/restore times and storage costs.

LiteSpeed includes eight compression levels, allowing you to choose the best combination of CPU resource utilization and backup storage size reduction for your environment. Alternatively, the Adaptive Compression feature puts LiteSpeed in charge of automatically adjusting compression during backup for the best backup speed without negatively impacting SQL Server database performance.

Reduce time spent managing and monitoring SQL Server backup and recovery.

Define, schedule, and manage all your SQL Server backup and recovery jobs from one central location. Create and manage backup jobs with LiteSpeed’ backup templates. Define your backup strategies and then deploy to hundreds of instances and thousands of databases in minutes.

Track all backup and restore activity from one central location to quickly identify issues, understand the cause and re-execute backups in seconds.

Restore individual objects and query backup files without a full database restore.

Preview and restore table data and object information directly from backup files without the need to perform time-consuming full restores. LiteSpeed fully indexes backup files for fast granular restore, reducing restore time considerably.

Roll back transactions to recover data and objects from operations that adversely affect the database

Review, undo, or redo transactions with LiteSpeed’s Transaction Log Reader and recover from accidental or malicious operations that negatively affect your database. Inspect transactions on a live database, a backup file, or an offline database. Recover dropped or truncated tables, reverse DML and DDL operations, and keep your databases operational without the need for a full restore and extensive downtime.

Deploy safe and managed differential backup strategies with LiteSpeed Fast Compression and SmartCleanup

Reduce total backup storage and improve backup speed another 85% over competing solutions by deploying smart differential backups. LiteSpeed automatically checks backup set integrity to ensure databases can be restored, minimizes differential backup size to improve backup speed and storage and minimize restore time, and ensures backup files are properly maintained for retention.

Integrate directly with Amazon S3 and IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM)

LiteSpeed now backs up to and restores directly from Amazon S3. Back up directly to the cloud for disaster recovery and avoid the need for local backup disk storage. LiteSpeed supports backups to Amazon S3 from on-prem SQL Servers as well as SQL Servers on Amazon EC2.

Directly back up to and restore from Tivoli Storage Manager. Improve backup speed, reduce backup storage, and eliminate the need for the TSM SQL Server TDP agent with LiteSpeed.

Features

LiteSpeed for SQL Server dramatically reduces backup/restore times and storage costs while increasing reliability of SQL Server data protection operations across the entire enterprise.  LiteSpeed significantly lowers the time and effort required to manage and monitor SQL Server protection while delivering a wide array of recovery capabilities. LiteSpeed minimizes production database downtime by providing you with a complete workbench of SQL Server recovery tools designed to get data back online fast!

Fast Compression
reduces backup size and time significantly
Backup Templates
define backup standards and easily deploy to multiple SQL Server instances
SmartCleanup
removes backups from disk with customized retention parameters — without disrupting backup integrity
Amazon S3 Support
Back up to and restore from the Amazon S3 cloud
Network Resilience
automated recovery for backups and restores from I/O problems
Adaptive Compression
maintains optimal compression and backup performance using available resources
Automated Restore
restores the most recent database backups with the option to check database consistency
Restore as Compressed
recovers backups as a compressed, read-only database to save valuable disk space
SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Support
Backup databases on the preferred instance, primary, or all instances
Object-Level Recovery
restores individual objects and query backup files without performing database restores
Transaction Log Reader
rolls back transactions that have adversely affected SQL Server databases
Centralized Reporting
tracks all SQL Server backup activity to confirm all backups have completed successfully
Intuitive Log Shipping Monitor
configures and monitors log shipping plans and latency alerts
Robust Encryption
provides nine levels of encryption up to AES 256-bit without impacting backup performance
Double-Click Restore
creates portable database backup files; restore simply by double-clicking on the file
IBM TSM Integration
reduces backup/restore costs while improving SQL Server recovery capabilities

Specifications

Software Requirements

Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 32-bit (Service Pack 4)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 32-bit, 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 32-bit, 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (Service Pack 1)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (Service Pack 1)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
Database Software
  • SQL Server 2000 32-bit and 64-bit (Itanium) (All Service Packs)
  • SQL Server 2005 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (All Service Packs)
  • SQL Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (All Service Packs)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (All Service Packs)
  • SQL Server 2012 32-bit and 64-bit (All Service Packs)
  • SQL Server 2014 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)
Additional Software
  • .Net Framework 4.0 installed before you install the LiteSpeed UI Console.
  • .Net Framework 3.5 or .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed before you install LiteSpeed Core Cloud Components.
  • If using IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM), the TSM API and Backup/Archive Client version 5.3 or later should be installed.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
  • Adobe Reader 8 or later to view PDF guides

Hardware Requirements

Processor

Follow the recommendations for the SQL Server version used

Disk Space

250 MB of disk space for installation

Note: The disk space required may vary based on options selected during installation

Memory

Follow the recommendations for the SQL Server version used

Note: The memory required may vary based on the following:

  • Applications that are running on your system
  • Size and complexity of the database
  • Amount of database activity
  • Number of concurrent users accessing the database
Monitor and Resolution

SVGA with a minimum resolution of 1024x768

Detailed requirements

Download free trial to see the full list of system requirements.

Resources

What's New

Version 8.0:

  • Improved user-interface and Dell rebrand
  • Support for the Amazon S3 cloud
  • Multi-database restore using Automated Restore
  • Multi-database backup support for Fast Compression
  • Re-execute failed and successful backups from LiteSpeed Activity
  • SQL Server 2014 support
  • Performance improvements
  • Improved server file browser
  • Improved cluster installer

Version 7.5:

  • Automated restore with DBCC CHECKDB automatically checks database integrity after restore.
  • LiteSpeed Activity tab now displays all relevant activity in a single view.
  • SmartCleanup supports enterprise backup with an archive-bit check before delete.
  • Multi-Database Backup support is provided through the LiteSpeed API and user interface.
  • Log Shipping now supports Microsoft® Robocopy® for robust copy operations.

Version 7.1:

  • Automated Restore recovers the most recent backup of database quickly without having to know the actual backup file names
  • SmartCleanup for TSM provides safe differential backup deletions in Tivoli environments
  • Full support for Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012
  • Transaction Log Reader improvements include expanded OLR data type support and OLR scripting improvements
  • Re-execution of failed backups