LiteSpeed Engine for SQL Server is a complementary technology to LiteSpeed for SQL Server (LiteSpeed). By providing LiteSpeed’s compression and encryption functionality in a driver based solution, you can continue using native or third party backup tools, while getting the full advantage and flexibility of LiteSpeed’s time and space saving features.
LiteSpeed for SQL Server is a fast and flexible backup and recovery solution that allows database administrators to easily maintain complete control over the backup and recovery process. LiteSpeed's low-impact, high-performance compression and encryption technology helps reduce storage costs and protect data, while maintaining a high level of recoverability.
The following table compares the different versions of LiteSpeed for SQL Server compatible with LiteSpeed Engine:
|Feature||LiteSpeed 5.2||LiteSpeed 6.0||LiteSpeed 6.1 and higher|
|Can restore backups created with LiteSpeed Engine 1.1.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can restore backups created with LiteSpeed Engine 2.0.||No||Yes*||Yes|
Can create backups that are restorable by LiteSpeed Engine 2.0.
(This functionality may be useful for environments, which only have LiteSpeed Engine installed.)
*—May be not restorable, if encryption options were changed for appended backups.
**—If a backup is created using the new @LSECompatible (xp) and --LSECompatible (command-line) parameters
NOTE: Forward compatibility is not supported.