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SSIS Database Maintenance Playbook

by Gerald Britton

Database maintenance is an inescapable part of a database administrator's life. This course teaches you how to use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to automate that work and save time.

What you'll learn

Every database administrator needs to have a database maintenance plan, whether they're looking after one database or 1000s of servers. Those plans can be split into regular, scheduled maintenance and on-demand operations for unscheduled requirements.

In this tutorial, SSIS Database Maintenance Playbook, you'll learn how to use the power of SQL Server Integration Services to get the job done and explore many related operations that will save you from searching for solutions or writing your own from scratch.

First, you'll discover how to plan a maintenance schedule and the pillars that support that work.

Next, you'll delve into the operations that you can use for work that come up less frequently, but still need to be done efficiently and correctly.

Finally, you'll explore how to parameterize these operations as well as powerful methods for run-time control.

When you're finished with this SSIS tutorial, you'll have a great tool set that will save you time and get your database maintenance on a solid footing.

About the author

Gerald Britton is a Pluralsight author and expert on Python programming practices and Microsoft SQL Server development and administration.  A multiple-year of the Microsoft MVP award, Gerald has led introductory classes in Python and SQL for industry-sponsored events at Ryerson University, Toronto and the University of Toronto (his alma mater). 

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