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Export Maintenance Plan in SSMS

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Where are the subplan schedules when I exported /imported a Maintenance Plan in SSMS ? How can I ensure that they are exported with ?

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As subject really.

I'm talking about a complete rebuild - not an incremental, or a re-organise.

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The full text indexes are only on individual tables, not Views.

I've asked a similar question before, but sufficiently different, and other is marked as Answered so thought I'd open a new Q : http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sqltools/thread/5f17f4f1-fba9-436f-aedf-cfbfd89c8db2)


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