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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Unanswered: Rebuild Index Task and Sytem databases

    The rebuild index task in a maintenance plan allows you to choose
    system databases. I noticed that some of the system database tables
    do have indexes. Should you run this task on system databases
    within the maintenance plan. Is it necessary and will it do anything.
    Also will it cause any issue with these databases. What about reorganize
    index task or update statistics will this cause any issues and should it be run.
    Lastly can you shrink a system database. For instance should you run the
    shrink database task. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    on the wrong server
    Provided Answers: 6
    i have never even thought about doing this. are you experiencing performance problems related to the system databases? do you have index fragmentation in the system databases? if not leave well enough alone. if it ain't broke...

    if you do this, try it on your local sql install or a dev machine first and do a sanity check.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Thank you for the reply

    This was an inherited system and there was a maintenance plan that did
    all of these things. I was a little bit skeptical myself. I was just wondering
    if anybody has tried some of these things and what it would do.

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