Tag Archives : database maintenance


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 […]


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RYO Maintenance Plan – Index Maintenance

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, but I swear I have a good excuse. I’ve been busily working on a separate writing project, but I’m back now and ready to continue rolling my own maintenance plan. To recap, so far I’ve covered backups, backup cleanup, and updating statistics. Today I’m going […]


RYO Maintenance Plan – Update Statistics

Another key component of any good maintenance plan is updating statistics. Statistics are what help the SQL Server optimizer choose the best execution plan for your queries. Let your stats get too far out of date, and watch your query performance tank. For me, the biggest shortcoming of the update statistics maintenance plan task is […]

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