Scheduling Maintenance in Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

This topic details the default schedule for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager maintenance tasks.

Maintenance Tasks Schedule

By default, Operations Manager performs maintenance tasks daily to maintain optimal performance of the Operations Manager database. These maintenance tasks are defined as system rules in the Operations Manager management pack.

The following table displays the maintenance tasks and the time they are scheduled to run:




Discovery Data Grooming

A rule that deletes aged discovery data from the Operations Manager database.

Every day at 2 AM

Partition and Grooming

A rule that runs workflows to partition and deletes aged data from the Operations Manager database.

Every day at 12 AM

Detect and Fix Object Space Inconsistencies

A rule that repairs data block corruption in database schema objects.

Every 30 minutes

Alert Auto Resolve Execute All

A rule that automatically resolves active alerts after a period of time.

Every day at 4 AM

To check the schedules for the grooming jobs

  1. In the Operations console, click Authoring.

  2. Under Authoring, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

  3. In the Rules pane, change the scope of management pack objects by clicking Scope.

  4. In the Scope Management Pack Objects by target(s) dialog box, click Clear All.

  5. In Look for, type All Management Servers Resource Pool to locate the target from the System Center Core Library.

  6. Select All Management Servers Resource Pool, and then click OK.

  7. In the Rules pane, right-click the specific rule, and then click Properties.

  8. In the Properties dialog box, click the Configuration tab.

  9. Under Data Sources, click View to display the configured schedule for the rule.

  10. Click Close twice to close the Properties dialog box.


    The scheduled times of the grooming jobs cannot be reconfigured by using an override. If you need to change the schedules of these maintenance tasks, you must first disable them with an override and then create new system rules that match the configuration of the original rules with new schedules.