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Scheduling Maintenance and Monitoring

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

This topic provides general guidelines for scheduling Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 maintenance tasks.

Maintenance Tasks Schedule

By default, Operations Manager 2007 performs maintenance tasks daily to maintain optimal performance of the Operations Manager database. These maintenance tasks are defined as System Rules in the Operations Manager 2007 management pack.

The following table displays the maintenance tasks and the time they are scheduled to run:


Task Description Schedule

Discovery Data Grooming

A rule that deletes aged discovery data from the Operations Manager database.

Every day at 2 AM

Partition and Grooming

A rule that runs workflows to partition and deletes aged data from the Operations Manager database.

Every day at 12 AM

Detect and Fix Object Space

A rule that repairs data block corruption in database schema objects.

Every 30 minutes

Auto Resolve Alerts

A rule that automatically resolves active alerts after a period of time.

Every day at 4 AM

To check the schedules for the grooming jobs

  1. In the Operations Manager 2007 Operations console, click Authoring.

  2. Under Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

  3. In the Rules pane, change the scope of management pack objects by clicking Scope.

  4. In the Scope Management Pack Objects by target(s) dialog box, click Clear All.

  5. In Look for, type Root Management Server to locate the root management server target from the System Center Core Library.

  6. Select Root Management Server, and then click OK.

  7. In the Rules pane, right-click the specific rule, and then click Properties.

  8. In the Properties dialog box, click the Configuration tab.

  9. Under Data Sources, click View to display the configured schedule for the rule.

  10. Click Close twice to close the Properties dialog box.

    The scheduled times of the grooming jobs cannot be reconfigured by using an override. If you need to change the schedules of these maintenance tasks, you must first disable them with an override and then create new system rules that match the configuration of the original rules with new schedules.