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Quest Software Speeds Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backup And Recovery With Version 4.5 of Litespeed For SQL Server

  • 09 November, 2005 10:47

<p>LiteSpeed Backs Up 3.75 Terabytes of Data in Less Than 60 Minutes</p>
<p>ALISO VIEJO, Calif., November 8, 2005 –Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and infrastructure management solutions, today announced the availability of version 4.5 of LiteSpeed for SQL Server, the first database backup and recovery solution to support SQL Server 2005. This new version delivers dramatic backup performance improvements and speeds SQL Server restores with object-level recovery, allowing DBAs to restore individual tables instead of the entire database, reducing restoration time from hours to minutes and greatly decreasing both storage costs and downtime.</p>
<p>SQL Server DBAs who are experiencing exponential growth in their database environments require scalable solutions to help them manage the storage and recovery of this critical data. LiteSpeed for SQL Server introduces innovative capabilities that reduce storage costs by compressing data up to 90 percent of its original size. The product additionally shrinks backup and recovery windows by backing up and recovering data in 50 percent less time than native solutions. Previous versions of LiteSpeed backed up 2.1 terabytes of data in 60 minutes. Now, based on recent lab tests, version 4.5 of LiteSpeed will back up 3.75 terabytes of data in less than 60 minutes.</p>
<p>“VeriCenter was experiencing considerable growth in the size of our database servers, which required more disk storage, consumed greater bandwidth within our backup infrastructure and lengthened our backup windows,” said Jim Pilgrim, director of engineering and managed services at VeriCenter. “When we deploy LiteSpeed to over 165 Microsoft SQL Server database servers, I know the backup process will be faster, more efficient and much more reliable. LiteSpeed’s faster backup and recovery time enables us to provide a much higher level of service – all without adding people, bandwidth, hardware and a complex set of new and often intrinsically problematic processes.”</p>
<p>Having been recently honored with four SQL Server Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, LiteSpeed continues its innovation and leadership by combining 11 levels of compression and encryption ranging from RC2 to AES with the following new unique capabilities:</p>
<p>• Object-level recovery – Eliminates the requirement to perform a full database restore. This allows the DBA to restore only what they need and avoids costly downtime normally associated with a full database restore;</p>
<p>• Double-click restore – Builds a complete, single “self-contained” restorable database file. This enables a DBA to restore the database without having to install and configure new software;</p>
<p>• Attached file backup – Enables DBAs to create and compress a backup file – including attachments – so that it may be restored as a single unit instead of having to do two or more separate restores.</p>
<p>“Version 4.5 of LiteSpeed extends the functionality of all versions of SQL Server and has the distinction of being the first backup and recovery solution to be deployed by Microsoft for SQL Server 2005. The product has been running in the Microsoft production environment for over one year – even before the beta release of SQL Server 2005,” said Douglas Chrystall, chief architect, database management solutions, Quest Software. “DBAs have been anxiously awaiting the ability to accelerate the backup process and to pinpoint recovery of objects. Now, with the latest version of LiteSpeed for SQL Server, the wait is over.”</p>
<p>About Quest Database Management Solutions
Quest Software is a leading provider of heterogeneous database management solutions for distributed systems. Quest delivers award-winning products that increase performance, assure availability and improve productivity of SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Sybase and MySQL database platforms.</p>
<p>About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 18,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra and at</p>
<p>Quest, Quest Software and LiteSpeed are registered trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. The Quest Software logo and all other Quest Software product or service names and slogans are registered trademarks or trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Forward Looking Statements
This release may include predictions, estimates and other information that might be considered forward-looking statements, including statements relating the availability and market acceptance of LiteSpeed for SQL Server. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including the impact of economic conditions on our customers, variations in the size and timing of customer orders; competitive products and pricing; rapid technological change; risks associated with the development and market acceptance of new products; disruptions caused by acquisitions of companies and/or technologies; risks associated with international operations; and the need to attract and retain qualified personnel. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2005. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.</p>
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<p>Editorial Contact:
Shannon Neat
Quest Software Pty Ltd.
(03) 9811 8020</p>

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