Database Validation is an automatic check to ensure that the data entered is sensible and reasonable. Validation of the database can be performed on a monthly basis to ensure that the database is running on clean, correct and useful data.
Periodic validation routines can be performed and will check for correctness, meaningfulness, and security of data that are input into the system.
Database maintenance is an activity which is designed to keep a database running smoothly and stable.
In order to prevent data loss periodic backups of the database/portal can be provided using a separate storage system.
Regularly checking for any abnormalities in the database which might signal a problem is a service on offer. The goal is to keep the database operating smoothly for users, so that ideally they never need to think about maintenance issues.
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