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Theres a good planning guidance for this on TechNet: Plan for site maintenance and management Ask users what they want in IT-managed sites. Perform periodic surveys to determine what your users need from the site. Use usage logs and reports to find out which areas of the site are being used, and then correlate that with user surveys to find out what can be ...
I can follow up on your own answer with these articles from Kimberly Tripp: Database Maintenance Best Practices Part I – clarifying ambiguous recommendations for Sharepoint Database Maintenance Best Practices Part II – Setting FILLFACTOR Database Maintenance Best Practices Part III - Transaction Log Maintenance
There is app_offline and here is a good extension of this for sharepoint: http://spoffline.codeplex.com/ "SharePoint Offline displays a friendly error messasge that enables farm administrators to take a web application offline and display a custom message" I think this is a nice elegant way, and it also supports a schedule, so you don't have to rush ...
Like Project 2007, it's not supported to uninstall Project from a farm because the Database Schema is updated. Removing it anyway may reset all your IIS customizations as well, as well as creating problems / inconsistencies with your SP farm. What is the purpose of uninstalling it?
My first port of call would be SQL Server Management Studio. This is available even with the Express version (download the "with tools" edition, or download SSMS as separate package). Is 16GB a reasonable size for your database? It is quite easy to set up a database with a FULL recovery model and no log backup schedule, which can result in huge database ...
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