VLDB Maintenance Issues

The maintenance plan for your VLDB must be carefully considered. As with all databases, maintenance should be planned with the least impact on users. When a database reaches a point in which maintenance tasks can no longer run in their allotted window, adjustments must be made to the scheduling of tasks, perhaps running them weekly or monthly rather than daily, or to the methods used to perform tasks, such as adjusting the backup methodology.

Backing Up and Restoring Databases

The key to SQL Server's support for the VLDB is its ability to back it up. As the length of time to back up a database is proportional to its size, this can be a major issue with large databases. It wouldn't do to run a daily full backup if the backup ...

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