Presto chango, version five.
This one was in the oven long before I arrived at Quest back in May, and I’ve been using it for the last couple of months. Some of the big improvements are the ability to query backup files just like databases, the Backup Analyzer that automatically tests a bunch of compression & encryption methods for the best match on your server, much easier log shipping, the ability to read transaction logs to generate undo & redo scripts for transactions, and an all-new user interface from the ground up.
When I was working with the documentation team to tweak the v5 readme file, I had to pinch myself – I couldn’t believe I was actually working for Quest, actually a part of the team that makes this cool stuff. As a DBA, this is about the best job you can have. I’m really lucky.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m emailing back and forth with the LiteSpeed head honcho about what we should include in v5.1. Time to go pinch myself again….