Rebuild / Optimize Database


The Database Rebuild utility scans through the database to check the data, then compacts the database into its smallest size. This utility should be run periodically to lessen the chance of data corruption occurring.

Due to the importance of this tool, Shepherd’s Staff will prompt you to rebuild and optimize your database 90 days after you last ran the utility. At that time, a notification will appear when you close the program.

The first step of the Rebuild is to create a backup. Then follow the steps below to run the utility itself. The program will notify you when the Rebuild is complete.

Note: This utility could take anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes to run.

  1. Click on “Utilities” in the main menu.
  2. Click “Rebuild and optimize this database”.
  3. Click “Yes” to continue with the Rebuild.



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