We all know that the secret to staying healthy and fit depends on regular, routine exercise and good maintenance habits. The same is true for our database. But how can we ensure that our routine database workouts not interfere with or delay our business?
Throughout the work week different end-users interact with the database to conduct their urgent business activities. They insert new data and run numerous varied complex transactions using a variety of applications that combine and integrate data from different sources. Sales teams enter new customer and pricing data; engineering teams change product attributes and configurations. Logistics clerks repeatedly update the database with RFID devices that transmit loads of status information from the warehouse. Consuming this varied and heavy diet while running back and forth and at the same time concentrating on difficult calculations would give anyone indigestion, especially our MS SQL Server database, with its very sensitive stomach, special dietary requirements and lean frame….
So each week we invite our SQL Server database to the fitness center for a long workout. The DBA carefully goes through the checklist, executing index and stats maintenance procedures, checking for index fragmentation or duplication that are likely to tire the database and slow it down.
Usually the DBA carries out the weekly maintenance routine on the weekend when fewer end-users need the database active. Nevertheless, we all recall the times that the database hasn’t finished its maintenance workout on-time, causing many anxious end-users to congregate around the coffee machines on Monday morning waiting for the tired database to let them get their new work week started.
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There are many vendors that offer a wealth of health check monitors that will measure how tired your database is, as well as sophisticated exercise machines that let your DBAs assign more and more routine exercises and training to keep your database fit.
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