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SQL Maintenance and Backup

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?  
Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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rickchild

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Serge Fournier

one day, my main system database failed
I formated a new server (same ip, same name) and moved the databases files from all my other database to the new server and "attached" them all
everything was fine (sql 2000)
I had no special permissions setup

so yes i presume a only database backup (2 files for each database) is ok in my book for sql 2000
for sql 2005 it might be different

but it's easy to test, detach the database files, rename them .TEST
attach a backup from 2 months ago (might be a dvd backup you said it's small)
chek if file are readable and if query work fine

then restore the originals


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