Microsoft SQL Server maintenance

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When deploying Mendix on-premise using the Microsoft SQL Server platform, several guidelines have to be kept in order to keep your Mendix database(s) in good health. The how-to section on this website contains a step-by-step guide on how to set up your DBMS to Mendix standards by configuring a uniform set of maintenance and backup plans. Best practice dictates the following set of requirements:

  • Appoint a dedicated SQL server operator. It will be this operator that receives (maintenance) alerts an status messages
  • Inventory the expected load on your Mendix databases. Heavily used databases will require different maintenance intervals than databases with lighter request loads.
  • Based on the expected usage of your databases, define the frequency in which integrity checks and index-rebuilding has to be performed.
  • Form a backup plan that suits the needs of your organization. Find a balance between organizational needs and technical specifications of your storage environment. Beware of overlaps with e.g. tape backups and consider backup vaulting.

For more information, see How to Configure Mendix SQL Maintenance Plans

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