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Manually Implement Database Maintenance

In this hands-on lab scenario, your organization, Awesome Company, is reducing its on-site footprint and moving as many databases as possible to the cloud. As part of this effort, you have already migrated one of your primary sales databases, `acweb`, to Azure SQL Database. As the utilization of this database increases, you need to implement database maintenance tasks to keep it running in top condition. Performing the actions of this lab will help you become familiar with manually executing database maintenance tasks.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Apr 09, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Rebuild the Most Fragmented Index

    Query the system to find the index with the highest fragmentation level and rebuild it.

  2. Challenge

    Update Statistics on the ErrorLog Table

    Demonstrate the effect of statistics using the ErrorLog table. Disable auto statistics for the table and generate records using either your own data or the data provided in the lab guide. Use query plans to note the discrepancy, and then manually update statistics for the table and test again.

  3. Challenge

    Verify Database Integrity

    Run a database integrity check against the acweb database.

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