Codeplex is now hosting a popular set of utilities for SQL Server 2005, 2008 & 2008 R2 written and maintenance by Ola Hallengren.
There are many SQL Server DBAs that use Ola’s utilities and SQL Server Magazine has written about his work. He describes these utilities this way:
I have developed a solution for backup, integrity check and index optimization in Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. The solution is based on stored procedures, functions, sqlcmd and SQL Server Agent jobs.
If you would like to check it out, you can download these utilities here from Codeplex. Also click on the link to his site in this posting above to see how he compares his methods to SQL Server maintenance plans.