SQL maintenance Plan for SAP Business One

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In today’s competitive and fast-paced marketplace companies perform numerous transactions and activities on a daily basis. They cannot afford to lose the data, which would be very expensive in time, money and effort to recapture if lost.

Maintaining the data and being able to restore it in a crisis has become a vital function for businesses to be successful. While recouping data manually can be achieved to some degree, this method is cumbersome and costly. Maintenance plans, scheduled to run at regular intervals of time, have become the preferred method of safeguarding data.

What Does the Maintenance Plan Help Achieve?

SAP Business One is an application that sits on the Microsoft SQL Server database engine. The database handles a tremendous amount of information including day-to-day transactions and events. Backing up the database is essential in order to be able to restore the data at times of crisis. Integrity checks, cleaning up the historical files, is also a vital task required to improve the performance of the system. Maintenance plans provide a well-organized way of achieving integrity checks at regular intervals of time.

Another advantage of scheduled maintenance plans is that the data is backed up in a secure location; this separation from the source files helps mitigate unforeseen circumstances and unnecessary delays in returning to normal business operations following an incident. The secured data becomes optimized as a source free of inconsistencies. While the functioning of maintenance plans can be run manually or automatically, it shouldn’t inconvenience business operations.  Specifically, tasks in each plan can be grouped into sub plans, which can be scheduled to run at different times, thereby avoiding sluggishness in the system.
One other benefit of a maintenance plan is the ability to compress data files. This is accomplished by removing empty database pages and it also backs up the transaction log files. As a precaution, database and log backups can be retained for a specified period of time. This allows the ability to create a history of backups to be used if you have to restore the database to a time earlier than the last database backup. You can also perform differential backups.

The flexibility and security afforded by these measures allow businesses to move forward with the real work at hand. To get step-by-step instructions on how to create a maintenance plan please click on the link below.

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By Kavitha Elamparithi

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SamarJanuary 27, 2016 at 8:10 amReply

Nice article . How to incorporate the Remote support platform in the maintenance plan ?

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