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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Who Should Read this Book
Goals of this Book
SQL Server Editions Covered in this Book
Chapter 1: Why is Database Maintenance Important?
The Scope of Database Maintenance
Diferent Approaches to Database Maintenance
Maintenance Plan Wizard
Maintenance Plan Designer
T-SQL Scripts
PowerShell Scripts
Core Maintenance Plan Tasks
Backup Databases
Verify the Integrity of a Database
Maintain a Database's Indexes
Maintain Index and Column Statistics
Remove Older Data from msdb
Remove Old Backups
What's Outside the Scope of the Maintenance Plan Wizard and Designer?
Summary
Chapter 2: Before you Create any Maintenance Plans…
How to Confgure Database Mail
How to Confgure a SQL Server Agent Operator
Chapter 3: Getting Started with the Maintenance Plan Wizard
Exploiting the Full Potential of the Wizard
Investigating Existing Maintenance Plans
Creating a Maintenance Plan
Starting the Maintenance Plan Wizard
Scheduling Maintenance Tasks
Overview of Maintenance Tasks
Selecting Core Maintenance Tasks
Maintenance Task Order
Confguring Individual Tasks
Report Options
Completing the Wizard
A Closer Look at Maintenance Plan Implementation
Testing Your Maintenance Plan
Chapter 4: Task Scheduling
Scheduling: General Considerations
Avoid Scheduling Tasks During Busy Periods
Avoid Overlapping Tasks
Task Frequency
Task Scheduling in the Wizard
Job Schedule Properties
Scheduling Individual Maintenance Tasks
Chapter 5: Check Database Integrity Task
An Overview of the Check Database Integrity Task
When and How Often to Run Integrity Checks
Confguring the Task
The "Include indexes" Option
Creating the Job Schedule
Chapter 6: Shrink Database Task
Sizing Your Database Files
Problems with the Shrink Database Task
The Right Way to Shrink a Database
Chapter 7: Rebuild Index Task
An Overview of the Rebuild Index Task
When and How Often to Rebuild Indexes
Tracking Index Fragmentation
Ofine Index Maintenance
Online Index Maintenance
Scripting Index Rebuilds
Confguring the Rebuild Index Task
Database Selection
Free space options
Advanced options
Chapter 8: Reorganize Index Task
An Overview of the Reorganize Index Task
Reorganize Versus Rebuild
When and How Often to Reorganize Indexes
Confguring the Reorganize Index Task
Compact large objects
Chapter 9: Update Statistics Task
Overview of the Update Statistics Task
When and How Often to Update Statistics
Confguring the Update Statistics Task
The Update Option
The Scan type Option
Chapter 10: Execute SQL Server Agent Job Task
An Overview of the Execute SQL Server Agent Job Task
When and How Often to Run the Custom Job
Creating SQL Server Agent Jobs
Confguring the Execute SQL Server Agent Job Task
Selecting the Job
Chapter 11: History Cleanup Task
An Overview of the History Cleanup Task
When and How Often to Clean Up MSDB
Confguring the History Cleanup Task
Selecting the Historical Data to Delete
Chapter 12: Back Up Database (Full) Task
Backup Strategy – a Brief Primer
An Overview of the Backup Database (Full) task
When and How Often to Perform Full Backups
Confguring the Back Up Database (Full) Task
Database and Backup Component Selection
Set backup compression
Chapter 13: Back Up Database (Diferential) Task
An Overview of the Back Up Database (Diferential) Task
When and How Often to Perform Diferential Backups
Confguring the Back Up Database (Diferential) Task
Database Selection and Backup Component
Chapter 14: Back Up Database (Transaction Log) Task
An Overview of the Backup Database (Transaction Log) Task
When and How Often to Back Up Transaction Logs
Confguring the Backup Database (Transaction Log) Task
Backing Up the Tail of the Log
Chapter 15: Maintenance Cleanup Task
An Overview of the Maintenance Cleanup Task
When and How Often to Clean Up Your Backup and Report Files
Confguring the Maintenance Cleanup Task
Specifying the type of fle to delete
Specifying File Location
Delete fles older than…
Chapter 16: Introduction to the Maintenance Plan Designer
Features Unique to the Maintenance Plan Designer
Starting the Maintenance Plan Designer
Exploring the Maintenance Plan Designer
Object Explorer
Maintenance Task Toolbox
Subplans and the Design Surface
Designer Menu bar
Chapter 17: Confguring Maintenance Tasks Using the Designer
A Note of Drag-and-Drop Caution
Check Database Integrity Task
Rebuild Index Task
Reorganize Index Task
Update Statistics Task
Shrink Database Task
Execute SQL Server Agent Job Task
History Cleanup Task
Maintenance Cleanup Task
Back Up Database Task
Execute T-SQL Statement Task
Notify Operator Task
Chapter 18: Subplans and Precedence
Subplans
Using a Single Subplan: Pros and Cons
Using Multiple Subplans: Pros and Cons
Using Subplans
How to Use Precedence
Chapter 19: Create and Modify Maintenance Plans Using the Designer
Establishing Your Maintenance Goals
Creating Maintenance Plans: the Big Picture
1. Create the new Maintenance Plan
Create the New Maintenance Plan
Create the Subplans
Add the Maintenance Plan Tasks
Confgure the Maintenance Plan Tasks
Set Precedence
Defne Reporting and Logging
Save the Maintenance Plan
Test the Maintenance Plan
Set the Schedules
Run in Production and Follow Up
Modifying an Existing Maintenance Plan
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