DBCC CHECKDB output

How often do/should you run DBCC CHECKDB over the databases on your SQL Servers?

And in what format are the results/is it easy to determine if there is a problem identified? Where can i see a sample output of the results?
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pma111Asked:
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Barry CunneyCommented:
Hi pma.
When you run DBCC CHECKDB it outputs messages in the query messages pane in SQL Server Management Studio.

DBCC CHECKDB ('YourDatabase')

The second last line of the message output is something similar to the following:
"CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 0 consistency errors in database 'YourDatabase'."

so this is one of the key lines in the output

I am not sure on what rules there are for how often you should run it - I think maybe how much activity there is on the database may be a factor in deciding this or  how important/critical the database is and also you would have to run some tests to see how long a 'CHECKDB' takes to run on a given database.

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arnoldCommented:
You can do it on thesameinterval basis as you do DB rebuild/defragment index
There are other maintenance ......
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