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LiteSpeed for SQL Server 8.5 - Configure Log Shipping Guide


This extended stored procedure checks a provided password or key against a single backup set within a single file.


EXEC master.dbo.xp_restore_checkpassword

@tsmconfigfile = N'I:\dsm.opt',

@tsmobject = N'test\test\test',

@tsmpointintime = '2016-03-09 13:19:34',

@tsmclientnode = N'nodename',

@tsmclientownerpwd = N'password',

@tsmarchive = 1,

@encryptionkey = N'key',

@logging = 0

Note: The parameter @encryptionkey is required for this extended procedure.


The procedure accepts the following arguments:


Value used to generate the encryption key for the encryption algorithm. If you do not supply encryption key, then the program will not encrypt the backup. If you use the wrong encryption key, the restore will fail.

Caution: When encrypting data, take care not to lose the encryption key; a backup cannot be restored or recovered without the original encryption key.

Example of key: 'Mypassword'


Specifies a backup location (e.g. C:\backups\AdventureWorks.bak). This argument accepts network destinations. You can supply multiple instances of this argument to use stripe backups.


Specifies the particular backup to use when recasting, restoring, extracting or reading from files with multiple appended backups. You can run xp_restore_headeronly to query the files contained within the backup set given by backup_file_name.

If @FileNumber is not specified, the backup set defaults to 1.


Writes a log file for the operation. This argument accepts one of the following values:

  • 0—Logging off.

  • 1 or any odd value—Logging on. Log file is removed on success.

  • 2 or any even value—Logging on.

The default output directory is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Quest Software\LiteSpeed\SQL Server\Logs (or C:\ProgramData\Quest Software\LiteSpeed\SQL Server\Logs) (or C:\ProgramData\Quest Software\LiteSpeed\SQL Server\Logs). To log to a different directory add @Trace='logpath=path'.

See Configure Logging in LiteSpeed for information about LiteSpeed logging.


Specifies to store the backup as a TSM archive. This argument accepts one of the following values:

  • 0—False (default)
  • 1—True


Specifies the TSM server LiteSpeed connects to during backups and restores. Not required, if specified in the options file or if backing up with the Passwordaccess Generate option.


Specifies the TSM client owner user password. Not required, if specified in the options file or if backing up with the Passwordaccess Generate option.


Specifies the TSM configuration file.


Defines the TSM filespace, high level and low level. This argument accepts the following format:



  • tsm_filespace is the logical space on the TSM server that contains a group of files. It can be the drive label name or UNC name.

  • tsm_high_level specifies the directory path in which the file belongs.

  • tsm_low_level specifies actual name of the file.

NOTE: You may only store one item the location specified by this argument. It is not possible to append an object to this location. You can use the -I command-line argument or @init to back up to a non-unique location.


Specifies the date for restore/to filter results. If it is not passed, LiteSpeed will choose the most recent archived backup. The format is yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.

NOTE: If the backup was a striped backup and the point-in-times of the various striped files are different (rare but can be different a second or so), then the most recent of the times must be chosen.

If @EncryptionKey is not provided (or is an empty string), the procedure checks if the backup set is encrypted or not.

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