Database Hosting

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The Database Hosting service provides hosting, consulting and administration of Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases for Faculty, Staff, departments, colleges and administrative units. Database administration services include maintenance, updates, security, reporting and backups of the databases, as well as general consultation on database/application issues.

Included in the service of database hosting, Information Technology Services will:

  • Create, configure, monitor, tune, and drop database instances and databases
    • Stop/start instances and databases
    • Perform database memory monitoring, analysis, and planning
    • Perform database space monitoring, analysis, and planning
    • Perform database performance monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting
  • Coordinate application of database upgrades, updates, and patches on both the server and the client
  • Perform backup and recovery operations and maintain transaction logs
  • Maintain database security
    • Process System Access Requests and C/S Access Requests
    • Create database logins and roles (Oracle, SQL Server)
    • Create and distribute (in conjunction with IS Security) database passwords
    • Issue appropriate grants and revokes
  • Create, maintain, and drop database objects
    • Enforce naming/documentation standards
    • Create/alter/drop tables, views, indexes, etc.
    • Place tables in appropriate table spaces
    • Place tables in appropriate schemas
  • Support data movement activities (load, export/import, DTS/SSIS)
Service Level Options
Dependent Services
Business Units, Departments, and Colleges
Business Units, Departments, and Colleges
Hours of Availability
Service is available 24 x 7 x 365, except during planned maintenance and upgrades.
Support is provided by Information Technology Services, specifically the Database Administration group. To obtain assistance with this service, please contact the Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP).
Currently, there is no charge for this service.
Request for Service
This service can be requested by contacting the Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or by completing a Request for Change (RFC) in myHelp.
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