Database maintenance refers to the upkeep of a database to enhance its performance. This requires a number of strategies such as database integrity checks, optimization of the index, and data backup. Database maintenance involves the implementation of scripts and also database maintenance plans.
Failure to implement a proper maintenance plan means that there is a risk of a database failure, slower performance, or the database going corrupt. This obviously has a huge impact on the business. Along with data backups, a proper maintenance plan is hence essential. The MS SQL Server database maintenance must be performed consistently but is time-consuming.