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LiteSpeed for SQL Server 8.5 - Release Notes

Known Issues

The following is a list of issues, including those attributed to third-party products, known to exist at the time of release.

Table 46: Version compatibility known issues

Known Issue Issue ID
Database backups created with LiteSpeed Version 8.x cannot be restored using older versions of LiteSpeed. However, backups created with previous versions of LiteSpeed can be restored with LiteSpeed 8.2. N/A

Table 47: Console known issues

Known Issue Issue ID

On Windows 8.1, console logging cannot be enabled when UAC is enabled. The workaround is to run LiteSpeed with the “Run as Administrator” option to enable console logging.

113540
The console needs .Net 3.5 installed to set license information. 119888

Table 48: Backup and restore known issues

Known Issue Issue ID
Mirroring is not supported for TSM backups. 49305
LiteSpeed incorrectly writes successful backup details to the SQL Server error log or event viewer if DBCC TRACEON (3226) is run with the backup. These details are not written for a native backup. 38972

Table 49: Activity logging known issues

Known Issue Issue ID

NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account must be added to the sysadmin server role on the local instances of SQL Server 2012 or higher in this very rare scenario:

  • The central repository is on the same server as the Local repository and
  • You selected Local System on the Service Account wizard page of the Instance Configuration Wizard and
  • You selected to use Windows authentication for the repositories.

Otherwise, the local instance will not report to the central repository.

Workaround: Instead of adding NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account to the sysadmin server role, you can either provide a Windows domain account on the Service Account wizard page or use SQL Server Authentication for the local and central repositories.

104669

Table 50: Backup Analyzer known issues

Known Issue Issue ID

The LiteSpeed Backup Analyzer backs up the requested amount of data for analysis and then automatically aborts the backup process. This generates VDI error messages in the LiteSpeed SQL Server error log. Please ignore them.

79697

Table 51: Log shipping known issues

Known Issue Issue ID
The publisher and subscriber servers must have the same version of LiteSpeed. 52230
In the native SQL Server 2000 log shipping plans, if the monitoring server is not the same as the subscriber server, information about the restore time is based on the restore job history and may be different from the actual restore time. 98644

Table 52: Maintenance plans known issues

Known Issue Issue ID
Legacy native plans on SQL Server 2008 may fail due to Microsoft backward compatibility issue. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955626. 60281

LiteSpeed does not support regular expressions with the IgnoreCase option. To ignore case, use ([Aa][Bb][Cc]) instead of (?i:abc.

94513

Table 53: Log Reader known issues

Known Issue Issue ID
User information displays only for operations in sessions that are currently active. The online log and backups do not contain user information and only contain the SPID for the transaction. 37112
Log Reader does not support row-level and page-level compression. N/A

Table 54: Object Level Recovery known issues

Known Issue Issue ID
Restore of a table with default values after adding a NOT NULL column to the existing table will result in an error in the case of using Direct Mode (the issue is related to SQL Server 2012 and higher). Workaround: use Bulk Insert recovery mode. 119733
If there is data of variant type with size > 7991 in the table data, recovery using Bulk Insert will result in a BCP internal error: " The column is too long in the data file for...". Workaround: use Direct Mode for data recovery. 119732

System Requirements

Before installing LiteSpeed 8.5, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Hardware Requirements

Table 55: List of hardware requirements

Requirements Details
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 SVGA with a minimum resolution of 1024x768

Software Requirements

Table 56: List of software requirements

Requirements Details

Operating
System

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit (x64) (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 Server 2016 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) (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)

Microsoft Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

Database
Software

SQL Server 2000 32-bit and 64-bit (All Service Packs)

SQL Server 2005 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

SQL Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

SQL Server 2008 R2 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

SQL Server 2012 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

SQL Server 2014 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

SQL Server 2016 64-bit (x64) (All Service Packs)

Additional
Software

.Net Framework 4.0 and .Net Framework 3.5.1 installed before you install the LiteSpeed UI Console.

.Net Framework 4.0 installed before you install LiteSpeed Core Cloud Components.

If using 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.

Supported Cluster Requirements

  • Microsoft Cluster Service 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster
  • Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster
  • HP PolyServe Matrix Sever 3.6.1
  • Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows 5.0

Supported Deduplication Storage Appliances

LiteSpeed has been tested on Dell DR, EMC Data Domain, and ExaGrid storage appliances.

VMware and Hyper-V Environments

LiteSpeed has been tested and is certified to work under VMware and Hyper-V environments.

Upgrade and Compatibility

For information about registering LiteSpeed and for upgrade instructions, please see the LiteSpeed Installation Guide.

Repository Compatibility

If receiving the message "The version of the <RepositoryDatabaseName> on server <ServerName> is greater than the version of this release of LiteSpeed for SQL Server", please see the online Help topic "Upgrade Repositories". The message is an indication that the statistics agent on the older server does not match the newer version of LiteSpeed and must be upgraded.

In addition, there are special considerations if you are upgrading from LiteSpeed 4.x. Review the following before upgrading from LiteSpeed 4.x to LiteSpeed 5.0 or later.

Maintenance Plans

LiteSpeed 5.x and later do not support SSMS plug-in functionality. However, the LiteSpeed UI Console allows you to read SSMS plug-in maintenance plans and upgrade them to SSIS LiteSpeed maintenance plans.

There are two ways to remove old backup files for maintenance plans: the 'Clean up maintenance plans' task and the 'Remove files older than' option in the 'Back Up Database' task. The 'Remove files older than' option removes both LiteSpeed 4.8 and LiteSpeed 5.x/6.x backup files for legacy plans. However, for SSIS maintenance plans it only removes LiteSpeed 5.x/6.x backup files. The 'Clean up maintenance plans' task removes LiteSpeed 4.8 and LiteSpeed 5.x/6.x backup files.

Log Shipping

Versions 5.1 and later of LiteSpeed do not support LiteSpeed 4.x log shipping plans. If you are upgrading and have LiteSpeed 4.x log shipping plans, you must follow Solution 45391 on SupportLink to update your log shipping plans. If you do not follow these instructions, your log shipping plans will fail after the upgrade is complete.

The SQL Server versions supported for log shipping depend upon the LiteSpeed release:

SQL Server  4.8 5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2  5.1.0–6.5.1 6.5.2 7.x 8.x
2000
2005
2008 / R2
2012          
2014            
2016              

 

Product Licensing

For existing customers:

  • If you purchased LiteSpeed and received your new license, enter the License Key and Site Message value during the installation or register LiteSpeed later.
  • If you purchased LiteSpeed but have not received your new LiteSpeed license, please go to https://www.dell.com/support/licensing and request your upgrade.
  • If you have any other licensing questions related to your purchase, please go to https://www.dell.com/support/licensing.

For trial customers:

  • If you want to purchase LiteSpeed or require a trial extension, please contact your sales representative or send an email to info@quest.com.

Getting Started

Contents of the Release Package

The LiteSpeed for SQL Server release package contains the following products:

  • LiteSpeed.msi—32-bit installer
  • LiteSpeed-x64.msi—64-bit installer

Installation Instructions

Double-click on the appropriate installer (.msi file) and follow the on-screen directions. See the LiteSpeed Installation Guide for full details on installing LiteSpeed. The Installation Guide is located on the product web site and the Dell Support Portal.

Additional Resources

Get the latest product information, find helpful resources, and join a discussion with the LiteSpeed Dell team and other community members. Join the LiteSpeed community at: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/data-protection/.

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