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How often to re-index the database?

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 72
Country: USA

How often to re-index the database?

I typically re-index our database every two weeks or a few times a month. This isn't really done on a scheduled basis but rather an intuition I get when I feel like the database is running a little slow. We typically restart our server that hosts the database once or twice a month and that also seems to provide some performance increases.

My question is how often should the database be re-indexed. I'm currently using Act Prem 2005/v7 hosted on a Windows Server 2003 machine (Xeon 3.0GHz 1GB RAM). The size of the db is approx. 1.5GB, 52000 contacts, over 8000 attachments, more than 40 custom fields, and 10 users.
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,584
Country: Australia

Re: How often to re-index the database?

Can't remember if it was in ACT! 7 (don't think so)... in ACT! 10, the Scheduler can run the maintenance each night (usually after doing the backup)
For your sized database, I'd do it weekly