Check database using SMO

For a long time I have checked the databases by DBCC CHECKDB, but I would like to check the database in PowerShell with SMO to include the check in a more general maintenance script with additional features.

The check can be done with the SMO Database class method CheckTables().
[string]$ServerName = 'DNDBA01.dn.lan'
$Server = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server $ServerName
$Server.Databases | ForEach-Object {
"{0:s}  Checking database [$($_.Name)]..." -f $([System.DateTime]::Now)
$_.CheckTables([Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.RepairType]::None, [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.RepairOptions]::AllErrorMessages)

All errormessages are included to help the administrator if a check fail. Also it can be used for analytics.

Additional features to the script can be considered after reading the discussion by Cindy Gross.

A nice introduction to checking database integrity with SMO is
"Getting Started with SMO in SQL 2005 - Integrity Checks" by Jasper Smith.

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