Questions tagged [ola-hallengren]

Refers to the set of SQL Server Management Scripts created and maintained by Ola Hallengren. Questions tagged with this tag should be about how to use the scripts or about how to resolve an issue with the script.

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Ola Hallengren index maintenance - long periods of time between commands?

I run the Ola Hallengren scripts on all of my servers for index and statistics maintenance. When I look through the command log table, I notice long periods of time between a command ending, and the ...
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What are pros and cons of Ola’s scripts vs using maintenance plan?

Will you please help me understand pros and cons of using Ola’s solution over maintenance plan? I have prepared a presentation based on SQL Pass (http://www.pass.org/DownloadFile.aspx?File=ebae1b31) ...
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Automating DB Restore from network share

We have a network share that uses different credentials from the currently logged in user. Inside this share we have full, differential and log backups that come through from a third party database ...
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Understanding CleanupTime in Ola Hallengren's SQL Server scripts in relation to FULL backups and LOG backups

I am having trouble understanding what exactly to expect from the CleanupTime option in the Ola Hallengren Server Maintenance Solution. I'm finding some related questions, and elaborate answers, but ...
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Transaction Log Backups Serial or Parallel?

We happen to be using SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. I also happen to use Ola Hallengren's scripts to provide an easy, more flexible framework for doing backups and maintenance. This question isn'...
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Any disadvantage to automatically changing FULL backup on AlwaysON Secondary to COPY_ONLY?

I've been playing around with Ola's maintenance scripts recently, and they are absolutely great. However, I was considering one scenario and was surprised when I found it wasn't catered for. Maybe I'm ...
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Getting a proxy account to backup to a share using Ola Hallengrens backup script

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard install where the Engine and Agent are running under the default NT Service accounts Engine - NT Service\MSSQLSERVER Agent - NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT I am trying ...
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Can a single database be excluded from an AG backup?

I want to backup all the databases in an availability group except one. Using the @AvailabilityGroups option in Ola's Maintenance Solution scripts, can a single database in an Availability Group be ...