SQL Server Maintenance Plan Recommendation: Use Ola Hallengren’s Pre-Built Scripts

This set of maintenance plans has been recommended by SQL Pros one too many times to ignore. If you have a rather standard environment, check out Ola Hallengren’s scripts for SQL Server Backup, Integrity Check, Index and Statistics Maintenance. Actually, if you have a pretty high end environment, you can explore it as well. Ola states:

I have developed a solution for backup, integrity check, index and statistics maintenance in SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2. The solution is based on stored procedures, functions, sqlcmd and SQL Server Agent jobs. The solution has been designed for the most critical enterprise environments and it is used in many organizations around the world. The solution is recommended by SQL Server community experts, it was awarded Gold in the SQL Server Magazine Awards 2010 and it is free.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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