The way that SQL Server is set up can greatly affect the performance of your NAV database. People often ask me about how to properly set up SQL Server for NAV databases, and it is a common topic in the online forums. I’ve posted a clip on YouTube in which I cover the essential elements of how to properly set up SQL Server for NAV.
Lack of proper maintenance on SQL Server can lead to severe performance problems. When I am called in to troubleshoot a client’s performance issues, one of the first things that I look at is whether there are any maintenance tasks on their SQL Server for the NAV database. Many times I find that there is no maintenance at all. Putting the right maintenance in place is the easiest thing you can do to help fight performance issues. In this YouTube clip I cover the essential maintenance that should be present for every single NAV database on SQL Server.
Sorry for the bad audio, I didn’t realize that it was set to my computer’s mic instead of my headset.
Creating a NAV database on SQL Server is very easy to do when you have a SQL Server backup, and it is much faster then restoring a NAV backup. In this YouTube clip I show you how to use SQL Server Management Studio to create a full database backup, and how to create a new NAV database with that backup file.
It is very easy to create a new NAV database on SQL Server, using the proprietary NAV backup Mechanism. While it is preferred to use SQL Server to back up and restore your databases, the NAV backup can also be used. n additional benefit of the NAV backup is that you can back up individual companies. I’ve created a YouTube clip that shows you how to create a NAV backup and how to use that backup to create a new NAV database on SQL Server.