Category Archives : Maintenance


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Better Living Thru Powershell: Update Statistics in Parallel

As part of a project I’m currently involved with, we’re migrating a database to SQL Server 2008 and performing some internal updates to the schema and data. Once the database portion of the upgrade is complete, we’d like to update all database statistics before continuing. On a large database, updating all statistics with a full […]


Backup script skipping databases – and the fix!

I’ve been using my RYO Maintenance scripts for a little while now, and they’ve been working great. Almost. One day I noticed that the backup script hadn’t backed up all of the databases on my instance. I checked the job history, no errors. I checked the SQL Server log, no errors. I checked the Windows […]

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RYO Maintenance Plan – Integrity Checks

Happy Monday! Everyone fully recovered from St. Patrick’s Day? Hopefully the weather where you are was as perfect as it was here in Cleveland. Today’s piece of RYO Maintenance Plan deals with database integrity checks; a critical component second only to backups in my book.  The procedure I’ve written is really just a wrapper for […]