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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Checking Database Integrity

The Define Database Check Integrity Task screen of the Maintenance Plan Wizard, shown in Figure 29.5, allows you to schedule the database consistency command DBCC CHECKDB, which checks the data pages for inconsistencies and is a good tool for ensuring that a database is healthy. The integrity checks can be made before each backup or on an independent schedule.

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FIGURE 29.5 The Define Database Check Integrity Task screen of the Maintenance Plan Wizard.

The options available for checking database integrity via the wizard are limited.

Checking the Include Indexes check box causes integrity checks to be performed on the ...

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