July 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

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First Monday of the month and time to update the monthly SQL Server checklist.  Monthly SQL Server checklist, you ask?  Oh yes, if you aren’t in the habit, you and your co-workers should really be doing this.

Checking your SQL Server environment is about making sure that things that can go wrong, don’t go wrong.  The more time between checking up on your environment, the more likely that things are going to go sideways.

If you don’t already have your own checklist, check out the SQL Server Monthly Checklist that I provide on this blog. It covers most everything that should be checked. If you see anything missing from that list, please leave a comment on this post.  And if there are good resources out there that should be included on the list – share those as well.

Checklist Updates

There are just a couple changes to the checklist since last month, these updates include:

If you have time to take a look at it, the SQL Server 2012 Product Guide to see how you can use SQL Server in your environment.


Is there something missing in this checklist or with the pages that has been overlooked?  Any cool links that would aid in the review of your SQL Server environments?  If so, leave a comment below and I’ll take a look.

3 thoughts on “July 2013 – Monthly SQL Server Checklist

  1. Checklist such as this are very important in maintaining a less error free server and software. A well monitored sql server will save you a lot of time and effort if properly maintain and monitored on a daily basis.


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