LiteSpeed for SQL Server, or LiteSpeed, is a fast and flexible backup and recovery solution that allows DBAs to easily maintain complete control over the backup and recovery process.
What’s new in this version
Added support for ANSI, UTF-16LE, and UTF-16BE.
New and improved database backup compression algorithms that offer even better CPU usage and compression characteristics. See the User Guide for more information about the compression levels.
LiteSpeed Engine automatically scans and hooks available drives on startup. Now, if a cluster drive failed over or a USB drive was added since startup, you can manually rescan the disk devices using the new File | Drive Management | Rescan Drives option to be able to do compressed backups to these drives.
Now you can view the LiteSpeed engine status in the Configuration Editor status bar and in the file menu (File | Driver Management | Driver Status). New Driver Status dialog allows you to stop and start the driver and configure tracing options.
When driver tracing is enabled, trace information for multiple activities continuously appends. You can now easily clear the log by selecting File | Driver management | View driver tracing and clicking Clear. Also, you can click Refresh to see the latest log entries.