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Database Maintenance

Note: It is a very bad idea to use the rebuild functionality when it is not needed. If you need space on your disk or you want to get the file into contiguous space on your disk, go ahead and use compact. Only use rebuild if your file is damaged. (tip provided by one of the Entourage developers).

  1. Backup on a regular basis
  2. Archive your data
  3. Reduce the size of your database, if needed