troubleshooting Question

SQL Maintenance and Backup

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Jay SchweglerFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I have a SQL 2005 SP2, running a single database for an online ticketing system that my department uses. I am a complete newbie when it comes to SQL and had some questions concerning maintenance and backups. Setting this system up has pretty much been a trial by fire.

Backups: My database is very small, so I don't have any issues just running a full backup every day, but I am only backing up MY database, should I be backing up any of the system databases as well? My current mode of thinking is if the machine blew up tomorrow, I could just rebuild the server and just restore my single database. Is that flawed?

Maintenance: There are a lot of different maintenance actions, and I've read about all of them, but have no real idea of how often, and which ones to run to keep my db in good shape? Any suggestions?  
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