NetVault® LiteSpeed® for SQL Server

Version 7.0.2

Release Notes

August 16, 2012


Contents

Welcome to LiteSpeed

New in This Release

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

Upgrade and Compatibility
System Requirements Global Operations Getting Started For More Information

Welcome to NetVault LiteSpeed for SQL Server

NetVault 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 its latest patent-pending Fast Compression technology and improved compression, NetVault 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.

Key Benefits:


New in LiteSpeed 7.0

Restore as Compressed

Fast Compression

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Restore Wizard

Backup Templates

Object Level Recovery

Maintenance Plans

Double Click Restore

Log Shipping

Transaction Log Reader

Backup Directories

Server Instances Import

Advanced Logging


Resolved Issues and Enhancements

In LiteSpeed 7.0.2:

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in NetVault LiteSpeed for SQL Server 7.0.2:

Feature Resolved Issue Issue ID
Remote Deploy The remote install does not complete and displays the error "Error1603 : A fatal error occurred during installation". The msi logs and event viewer logs on the remote server show the message "LiteSpeed requires NET 2.0 sp 1...". ST#102142

In LiteSpeed 7.0.1:

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in NetVault LiteSpeed for SQL Server 7.0.1:

Feature Resolved Issue Issue ID
Object Level Recovery Recovery or select operation may fail with the 'Invalid data for type numeric' error. ST#99828
Row/page level compression error may occur when restoring a table. ST#100861
Maintenance Plans Clean Up Maintenance Plans task does not delete files by file age. ST#100651
If the backup destination is TSM, the Enable backup escalation checkbox is disabled in the Fast Compression maintenance plan task. ST#101552
A maintenance plan will not execute if the current date is older than the last run date of the plan. ST#101163
SLSRecast SLSRecast utility should support the --tsmpointintime parameter. ST#100266

In LiteSpeed 7.0.0:

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in NetVault LiteSpeed for SQL Server 7.0.0:

Feature Resolved Issue Issue ID
General Expose in the UI the default log path for users to view its location, change it, and navigate to it quickly. ST#69925
Improve VDI error messaging. ST#78155
Backup/Restore Backup job may fail to create tlog backup file if there is a deadlock on the MSDB. ST#95145
Support %SERVER% and %INSTANCE% environment variables for creating backup destinations in the backup templates. ST#92269
Maintenance Plans The @verify parameter can cause the error if the Fast Compression Backup template is deployed as a maintenance plan. ST#97708
Running a cleanup task with the option to remove any information for deleted databases may produce the error: "Reinitialize your LogShipping plans". ST#91967
'Failed to login to SQL Server' errors may occur in the LiteSpeed error log, though there are no permission issues. ST#51488
Object Level Recovery The LSM file may get corrupted and cause Object Level Recovery to abend with code 0xC0000005. ST#93177
Object Level Recovery may falsely report that Transparent Data Encryption is being used on an unencrypted backup. ST#87809
Log Shipping Allow the user to create a plan in either enabled or disabled mode. ST#69988
The following error can occur if a copy or restore job has more than one schedule: "Subquery returned more than 1 value. This is not permitted when the subquery follows =, !=, <, <=, >, >= or when the subquery is used as an expression". ST#85692
Other Issues

Information on other resolved issues may be found in the Quest SupportLink Knowledgebase under SOL93159. These resolved issues include the following change requests: ST#38809 ST#65953, ST#74093, ST#77099, ST#81423, ST#81543, ST#82159, ST#84026 , ST#84921, ST#85150, ST#86216, ST#86799, ST#87119, ST#88172, ST#88331, ST#89841, ST#90748, ST#91076, ST#91143, ST#91406, ST#91478, ST#91488, ST#91627, ST#92087, ST#92266, ST#92273, ST#92412, ST#92846, ST#93170, ST#93655, ST#93920, ST#94039, ST#94513, ST#94514, ST#95197, ST#95457, ST#95461, ST#95499, ST#95885, ST#95963, ST#96271, ST#96272, ST#96294, ST#96553, ST#96833, ST#96844, ST#97032, ST#97294, ST#98070, ST#98171, ST#98405, ST#99516.

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Known Issues

For information about the issues known to exist at the time of this release, see the LiteSpeed Online Help topic "Review Known Issues".

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Upgrade and Compatibility

Version 6 and later of LiteSpeed uses a new license format that differs from previous 4.x/5.x versions of LiteSpeed.

For existing customers:

For trial customers:

For more information about registering LiteSpeed and for upgrade instructions, please see the LiteSpeedInstallation 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.

LiteSpeed Activity

The timeline on the LiteSpeed Activity tab does not display activity from certain kinds of jobs if you upgrade from LiteSpeed 4.x. You can manually correct this by following Solution 45390 on SupportLink.

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 5.0.0 5.0.1 5.0.2  5.1.0–6.5.1 6.5.2 7.0
2000
2005
2008 / R2
2012          


System Requirements

Before installing LiteSpeed, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Software Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 2000 32-bit (Service Pack 4)

Microsoft Windows 2003 32-bit, 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (All Service Packs)

Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 32-bit, 64-bit (x64)

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

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) (Service Pack 1)

Microsoft Windows 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium) (Service Pack 1)

Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit (x64, Itanium)

Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit (x64)

Database Software

SQL Server 7 32-bit (Service Pack 4)

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

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

SQL Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium)

SQL Server 2008 R2 32-bit and 64-bit (x64, Itanium)

SQL Server 2012 32-bit and 64-bit

Additional Software

.Net Framework 3.5 or .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed before you install the LiteSpeed UI Console.

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.

Hardware Requirements

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

Supported Cluster Environments

VMWare and Hyper-V Environments

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


Global Operations

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encoding and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.


Getting Started

Contents of the Release Package

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

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 Quest Support Portal.

Note: To install LiteSpeed on SQL Server 2012, you may need to launch Instance Configuration manually from the Start Menu or use SQL Server authentication when configuring server instances. Otherwise, you will need to add the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account to the sysadmin server role. For more information, please refer to the "Privilege and Grant Requirements" section of the Installation Guide.


For More Information

Get the latest product information, find helpful resources, and join a discussion with the LiteSpeed Quest team and other community members. Join the LiteSpeed community at: http://communities.quest.com/community/litespeed.

Contact Quest Software

Email

info@quest.com

Mail

Quest Software, Inc.

World Headquarters

5 Polaris Way

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 

USA

Web site

www.quest.com

See our Web site for regional and international office information.

Contact Quest Support

Quest Support is available to customers who have a trial version of a Quest product or who have purchased a Quest product and have a valid maintenance contract. Quest Support provides unlimited 24x7 access to our Support Portal. Visit our Support Portal at: www.quest.com/support.

From our Support Portal, you can do the following:

View the Global Support Guide for a detailed explanation of support programs, online services, contact information, policies and procedures. The guide is available at: www.quest.com/support.


 

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