Improve SQL Server Maintenance Wizard optimization performance

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I have a 40 GB database. The optimization is running more than 10 hours. Is there a way that we could improve the performance of the optimization?
I assume the optimizations you are mentioning are from the SQL Server Maintenance Wizard. I would recommend issuing T-SQL commands as opposed to letting SQL Server handle this as a 'black box' so to speak. I would analyze your indexes to ensure that they are properly designed and maintained. I would recommend researching the following commands from a SQL Server Maintenance perspective:

Good luck!

This was first published in May 2005

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