This article focuses on the SQL Server 2005 Maintenance Plan Wizard for creating Database Backup operations. The Maintenance Plan Wizard is a graphical interface for creating a variety of database housekeeping tasks. In addition to Backup operations, maintenance items such as reorganizing data and index files, updating statistics and performing consistency checks can be performed. These tasks should be done on a regular basis to insure SQL performance and data integrity are optimized. All of these tasks can be executed using TSQL commands, however the Maintenance Plan Wizard makes selecting these tasks and their options easy. In addition, the Wizard will assemble all of your selected tasks into a reusable and customizable package.