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By Dale Elizabeth Corey,
More than once, I have heard, “I never knew that feature existed
in Enterprise Manager”, so I thought I would conjure up a Top Ten List for
Enterprise Manager. However, I will not say that there may be other features
that are not as equally important and these are not necessarily in any order.
The nice thing about Enterprise Manager (see Figure 1) is that it can make
some of the daily mundane chores a lot easier.
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Enterprise Manager's Top Ten Features:
6. Management/SQL Server Agent/Database Maintenance Plans – Besides
primarily helping you with backing up your databases and transaction logs,
the wizard (see Figure 7) will help you to reorganize the data on the data
and index pages, compress data files, update index statistics, perform internal
consistency checks of data and data pages, and set up log shipping (for synchronizing
databases with standby servers). You can find the wizard after expanding
a server group, then the server. Look under Management and then right-click
Database Maintenance Plans. If you want to just set up an immediate
backup job or to schedule one a backup job, you can expand a server group,
then the server. Look under Management and then right-click Backup.
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