#FeatureFriday: Rebuilding Database Indexes

Welcome to “Feature Friday”, a series of (typically short) videos which explain a feature, function, or technique.

While many monitoring solutions have built-in database maintenance routines, often more may be needed to ensure everything is absolutely squeaky-clean. This is especially important to do prior to upgrades and patches. And one of the basic cleanup tasks for a database is rebuilding indexes. 

In this video SolarWinds Head Geeks Kong Yang, Patrick Hubbard, and myself look at what database reindexing looks like, and even offer some simple scripts to do it in your environment.

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