Another basic, but important task is performing regular data back-up. This will safeguard your data in the event of a software failure or a hardware crash. But does the back stop here? Not only should you perform regular data back-ups, but you must also verify the data. Verifying the data means to check whether the data is accessible and readable.
What if the database gets corrupted? Now, that will return incorrect values or results. There may even be a situation when the SQL Server is down. To avoid such huge issues, businesses will benefit from regularly running SQL queries. You have the option to either automate these queries or run them manually. The former will save you time, so you can focus on other tasks at hand.
Shrinking the database needlessly is yet another reason why the overall database performance takes a hit. Remember, you only lose space due to defragmentation.