Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Create a maintenance plan with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

The following provides high-level guidance to configure a maintenance plan with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio for your SolarWinds Platform database.

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  • Your specific environment may require additional configuration.
  • SolarWinds recommends that you contact your database administrator and reference the Microsoft documentation provided with SQL Server for instructions on using SQL Server Management Studio to manage your SolarWinds Platform database.

The following procedure clears historical maintenance records and creates a backup of your SolarWinds Platform database.

  1. Select you SolarWinds Platform database in SQL Server Management Studio.
  2. Start the Maintenance Plan Wizard.

    The Maintenance Plans folder will only be visible if you have Administrator rights.

  3. Select the Clean Up History and Back Up Database (Full) tasks when available.

    The following steps assume the Clean Up History task precedes the Back Up Database (Full) task.

  4. On the Define Cleanup History Task view, check the types of historical data to delete, and then set the threshold age for historical data removal.
  5. On the Database Back Up (Full) view select your SolarWinds Platform database.
  6. Select Database in the Backup component area, and choose Create a Backup File for Every Database in the Destination area.
  7. On the Select Plan Properties view, configure a job schedule.
  8. Complete the wizard.

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