I'm taking native backups using compression. However, I have a utility that is not compatible with native compressed or encrypted backups. Is there a way to take an existing compressed backup and decompress it for when I need to use the utility?
AFAIK, no utility exists. SQL Server is designed to just do this. Most third party vendors, like Redgate with SQL Backup, do provide a utility so SQL Server can read the file, but since SQL Server can read compressed or uncompressed backups, I don't believe they built anything to uncompress a backup file.