Quick list of VLDB maintenance best practices

One evening last week I sat down with Kimberly for 5 minutes to come up with a top-of-our heads list of VLDB maintenance concerns for a company migrating a multi-TB database to SQL Server 2005. This isn’t in any way based on the VLDB survey I’ve been doing (see previous posts) but is a common-sense list of things that everyone should do. People really liked the list so I’m posting it here. Maybe we should turn this into a book???

Hope this helps.