In the context of a database, maintenance describes routine operational tasks around a database system, such as monitoring, tuning and backup procedures.

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Renaming a production database

We have a production database that we have identified needs some maintenance as a colleague leaves - some column deletion and renaming, and a couple of table renames We're trying to find the best ...
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Unable to view “Maintenance Plan” folder under Maintenance in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

SQL Server version is as follows : Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) - 10.50.1600.1 (Intel X86) Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition on Windows NT 5.2 (Build 3790: Service ...
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Update Statistics Maintenance Plan - Ambiguous column name error

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition (RTM) - 10.50.1600.1 (Intel X86) Windows 2003 R2 SP2 I am in the process of setting up a maintenance plan to update statistics on a daily basis for all user ...
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changing fill factor on msrepl_command db in distribution

I can't think of any reason why you couldn't change the fill factor on the table without any issues, but I've never change the fill factor on a system table before and would like to know if anyone has ...
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How can I detect which indexes are being rebuilt offline and how long?

The rebuild of indexes takes appr. the same 55 min. with both "Do not rebuild indexes and "Rebuild indexes offline" "For index types that do not support index rebuilds" with "Keep index online while ...
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SQL Server reports for management

I have been placed in charged of overseeing our DB and web servers (SQL Server 2005/2008.) Not being a technical person, what reports should I request on a weekly/monthly basis to asses the health of ...