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These release notes provide information about the LiteSpeed® for SQL Server 8.6 release.
LiteSpeed for SQL Server 8.6 is a major release, with new features and functionality. See New and Updated Features. 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. Its low-impact, high-performance compression and encryption technology enables users to reduce storage costs and protect data, while improving both backup and disaster recovery times. With the improved compression and LiteSpeed's Fast Compression technology, LiteSpeed for SQL Server can further reduce disk space and backup time up to another 85% over traditional, compressed full backup solutions. The result is a unique backup and recovery approach, unmatched in flexibility, that greatly reduces backup times, creates a significantly smaller storage footprint, and maintains a high level of recoverability.
Cloud backup for Microsoft Azure Blob storage and Amazon S3
Automate backup testing and running database consistency checks using Automated Restore
New and updated features in LiteSpeed Version 8.6.
LiteSpeed now supports mirroring backups to the Cloud.
LiteSpeed now supports mirroring backups in conjunction with Backup Templates. This new feature applies to local backups and backups to cloud storage.
LiteSpeed OLR (Object Level Recovery) can now be used to restore particular database objects (like tables with data) direct from cloud storage.
Log Reader can now read backup files direct from cloud storage.
The following is a list of enhancements implemented in LiteSpeed 8.6.
Table 1: Common enhancements
|LiteSpeed supports the Microsoft Azure large Blob Block type (up to 4.77GB).|
|Log Reader can now load more objects from logs into memory as the LiteSpeed user interface now runs in 64 bit mode.|
|Log Reader now supports striped files. File selection is now in two steps: select backup files then select backup sets from selected files. Implementation of this feature allows you to select individual stripe files and combine stripe files as required.|
|LiteSpeed supports Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration Speed in Backup Wizards, Templates, and Maintenance Plans. Using S3 Transfer Acceleration you may notice up to 200% increase in upload speeds.|
|The LiteSpeed Automated Restore feature has a new - "No Recovery“ option. Automated Restore finds the latest backup for a database, restores it, and checks the restored database for consistency. The "No Recovery" option leaves the database in a non recoverable state which may be useful in the case of preparing a database to setup availability groups on it.|
The following is a list of features that are no longer supported.