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Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server: Automation for the DBA by Bradley Beard

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© Bradley Beard 2016

Bradley Beard, Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1895-2_1

1. Introduction to Maintenance Plans

Bradley Beard

(1)Palm Bay, Florida, USA

Ever heard of the faster/cheaper/better paradox? It says that anything can be broken down into three groups: get it faster, get it cheaper, or get it better… but you can only pick two. So something must always be sacrificed: faster and cheaper means it won’t be better, and cheaper and better means it won’t be faster. Does this strike anyone as a bit unrealistic? Why can’t something be all three?

Proper planning can isolate almost any failure. Correctly aligning resources can diminish nearly any risk. At the heart of database administration is the ever-present challenge ...

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