A scheduled task managed by the database, for example using SQL Server Agent, Oracle dbms_job, or MySQL Event Scheduler.

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Sql Server Maintenance Plan - Best Practices on Tasks and Scheduling

I am tasked with devising a maintenance plan for our Sql Server 2005 databases. I know for backups I want to do a daily full database backup and transactional log backups every 15 minutes. My problem ...
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Task scheduler for SQL Server Express

I have an ASP.NET MVC app which works with database under SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition. There is a need to perform a regular task on updating some records in the database. Unfortunately the ...
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How does SQL Server store the information in Job Schedule Properties?

I know there is SELECT * FROM msdb..sysjobschedules, but that just shows the next time a job is scheduled to run. I want to know how this is all determined and stored. So where does it store the ...
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How to run recurring tasks on a Postgresql database without a cron-like tool?

I would like to call a stored procedure on a regular basis. On Oracle, I would create a job for this. I have found that Postgresql can mimic this well by using an external tool (cron etc) and PgAgent. ...
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Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

I have a SQL job that runs via SQL Server Agent (Running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise). The last step of the job is to run an application located on a network share. Unfortunately I don't know the name ...
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Transaction and Try-catch in SQL Server Job

We have DML operations in each step of a SQL Server job. To ensure the update/insert will be rolled back in case something goes wrong, I have wrapped the data modifications of each step in TRY CATCH ...
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How to schedule jobs in Sql server 2008 for less than 10 sec?

I want to run a job every 3 seconds, however in SQL Server 2008 we cannot define an interval of less than 10 seconds. The job is used to insert/update visitor information, and segmentation ...
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How to changes or update local server connection in Maintenance plan job

Two days back our client changed one of our Dev Server name After Server Renamed, All my maintenance jobs and other jobs are failing because server name mismatch. We are using sql server 2012 ...
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How do you get an average of job history times?

The following is a script I found online that has most of the elements of what I desire in the result set. The only thing missing is how I can get an average of the run times over a decided time ...
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How to clear an Error 15404 after a DB restart (besides rebooting)

Every so often (e.g. ~months) a SQL Server Agent hourly Job will begin reporting an Error 15404 and continue to do so until intervened with. [298] SQLServer Error: 15404, Could not obtain ...
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SQL Server job hanging and can't be stopped

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.5.2500.0) and we have a job that runs every weekend. It runs the ola.hallengren.com database maintenance tool to backup several databases, then FTPs the backups off ...
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Allow non-sysadmin, non-owner of a SQL Server Agent job to execute it

I have a job that runs an SSIS package. Currently the owner is a proxy account. I can run the job manually from a sys-admin account. Our web service logs in using a limited account. It needs to ...
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How do I ensure only one instance of a job is running?

SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition. We have a job that runs from 20-40 min. We only want one instance of this job running, but we don't want huge gaps between runs. So, scheduling it every 60 min is ...
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Calling a SQL Server job within another job

Is it possible to call a SQL Server job to run within another job? I know we can add all steps of Job 1 to Job 2, but I prefer not to do that. First the Job 2 is already quite big and second I couldn'...
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How to run an exe file exists on a different server from SQL Server Job

We have an exe file on a server, say Server1 which should be run from a SQL job exists on a different server, e.g.: Server2. How can it be done? I know if it's a local file, I can use xp_cmdshell in ...
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Schedule Query and Export

Is it possible, to schedule a simple Query to run Daily and export the received data into an excel file?
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Update strings for all cmdexec Jobs

Does anyone know if it's possible, (and furthermore advisable) to update all cmdexec strings in jobs on a server? We'd like to change our logging location, and in principle I'd think this could be ...
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How to succesfully run a batch file in an SQL Agent job?

I have a SQL Agent Job which generates a specific report in PDF-file and then copies the PDF to a network directory and then deletes the PDF file in the source directory. The SQL Jobs consists of 2 ...
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Save multiple SQL jobs in single files

I'm using SQL Server 2005 and I need to save every SQL agent job in single 'create in' *.sql files. The problem is that I got about 20 SQL Server with 15 (up to 51) SQL jobs. How can I export these ...
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Scheduled stored procedure on all databases in my server

On SQL Server 2012 (not express edition) I'd like to schedule the execution of a stored procedure every hour. On the same server I have lot of databases with the same structure, and I'm constantly ...
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Moving SQL Server Agent Job Categories and Schedules

I want to copy a set of Job Categories and Schedules between MS SQL Servers (2012/2014). select * FROM msdb.dbo.sysschedules Returns all schedules. select * FROM msdb.dbo.syscategories WHERE ...
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Backup Only Database Schema Everynight

I have an instance with 15 databases on SQL Server 2012. I will set up to backup system which will work every night. I want to backup only the schema because several databases are very big. I haven't ...
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Why does Veritas backup take longer through CMDEXEC than cmd?

"c:\...\dbbackex.exe" -f "C:\...\backup.bch" -p policy_name -s server_name -np The above command, when run from command line takes something like 30sec to finish for a small db or transaction logs. ...
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Login failure when running a SSIS package from a SQL Server job

I have a SSIS package that migrates data from a Sybase database to SQL Server. The connection to the source database has been made through an ODBC connection. If I run the package directly on my ...
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Isssue with Database Links converting OEM Job to DBMS_Scheduler Job

We had an OEM job that would run a PL/SQL block using a particular database users credentials. The credentials are the same for two different databases, so there was no problem for the block to use a ...
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How to drop all scheduler events in MySQL 5.6?

In MySQL 5.6 is there a way to drop all scheduler events with an administrative command or do I have to go through them one by one with DROP EVENT [IF EXISTS] event_name?
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Agent job will not run

I created a JOB to run a simple package that runs a query and saves the results to an Excel file. If I try to run the job In SQL Management Studio I get an error saying: SQLServerAgent is not ...
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deleting large volumes of rows from table efficiently in SQL Server [duplicate]

I have a table that has gotten a little out of control. I am not a DBA per se but seem to recall that deleting a huge volume of rows in one shot can cause transaction log issues, hamper overall system ...
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What is considered for output from an sql server job step?

In short: It seems I only get PRINT messages to my SQL Server job history. What is the definition of valid history output? Background: Just executing a statement like UPDATE product SET ... will ...
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How can I run a SQL job every 1 second? [duplicate]

I have an SQL Job which processes minimum amount of rows at a given time. Currently its running every 10 seconds which is the minimum available in Job Scheduler. But because of that the table used ...
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Alert when Job isn't triggered

I have a Sql Job on my server that is triggered nightly from a remote server (once it has completed its backups). I have successfully configured the job to notify me when it fails, but I would like ...
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Disabling DBMS_SCHEDULER queue

Despite a lot of searching, I can't seem to find a solution to this problem we are having. Our system enables users to submit certain processes to be run in background while they continue working. ...
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SQL Server: Frequent Login timeout expired in Linked server

I am using SQL Server 2012. I have scheduled a job to run every 1 hour, with 1 step calling 1 simple Stored Procedure. The Stored Procedure migrates around 1K data from production server to our local ...
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Creative workaround for granting edit rights to individual jobs for a group?

We have two developers that say they can not function without full rights to a few jobs on our database server. They both want rights to the same jobs. Given that it seems that MS doesn't seem to be ...
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How to get the AD account associated to a Proxy?

on the picture below, you can see, I have a sql server job called "Backup SSAS DBS_" that Run as: PowerShell_Proxy How can I find out the AD (active directory) account associated with that Proxy ...
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Jobs for cycling error logs

Couple of weeks ago I asked this question Error logs various questions and got the answer I needed. Based on the answer and some readings I want to create the following jobs: cycle the error log ...
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Targeting MSX with job on Multi-Server Administration

I am using Multi-Server Administration to execute jobs on multiple targets. This works well, but I am not able to enlist the master as a target. I receive the following error when attempting to enlist ...
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DBMS_SCHEDULER event schedule jobs not executed when triggered almost at the same time

I moved this question from stackoverflow to here as it was marked on hold as off-topic. On Oracle 10g2 DB I have set up multiple event triggered DMBS_SCHEDULER jobs and all of them are subscribed for ...
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Run SQL Server agent job in a particular resource governor pool

I read Considerations for Writing a Classifier Function on MSDN. The only way I see possible is to create a separate user account for each resource governor pool and to classify sessions based on that ...
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SQL server job has not run and also no entry logged in its history [closed]

I have scheduled a SQL job to run daily at 3am in the morning which creates a batch. It has not run today and i am also not able to fathom what's the reason behind its failure. There is no entry in ...
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FileWatcher Troubleshooting Options

I have setup a Credential/Procedure/Program/File Watcher/Job to monitor a folder for new files, but it is not working. I am trying to figure out what I can check to troubleshoot why this isn't ...
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How do I identify the remote db agent name to use in create_database_destination on Oracle 11gR2?

I am trying to setup DBMS_SCHEDULER in Oracle 11g to run a remote database job. I have a remote Oracle 11g R2 database on unix and a local one on Windows. I read that you can install the oracle ...
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Completion of SQL Job triggers start of job on a different SQL Server

I want the completion of a SQL Server agent job to trigger the start of a job on another server. More specifically, I want my SSRS server to email a subscription report whenever an FTP/Import job ...
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What events cause each run_status code to appear in sysjobhistory?

We have been asked to report on the health of our SQL jobs. I am having trouble understanding the run_status column in dbo.sysjobhistory. The MSDB page for sysjobhistory gives this description: ...
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Oracle Jobs: Can I create a job that will not overlap with itself?

How can I ensure that a job will never have more than one instance running? For example, if I have a job that is scheduled to run once a minute, but it actually runs for three minutes, I don't want a ...
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Why would a job call a batch file with dtexec.exe instead of just calling the SSIS package directly?

I've inherited a SQL 2012 server with a number of jobs that call SSIS packages. Instead of the more obvious solution (calling them directly from a "SSIS Package" job step), these jobs use a CmdExec ...
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Why can't user with SQLAgentOperatorRole delete his own SQL jobs

I created a login and a user. I assigned the user as the db owner of the database "test". Then I granted him the role SQLAgentOperatorRole so that he can delete/create/modify the jobs belonging to the ...
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Job is Storing History But 'Include Step Output in History' is not Checked

I have a SQL Server Agent Job. The 'Include step output in history' checkbox is unchecked. However, when I right-click oon the job and select 'View History', I can see that it is tracking step output. ...
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Unable to set user/group as principal on a proxy

I'm organizing permissions on our SQL Server instance. I want to stop using a SQL Server account, and instead grant permissions to Active Directory groups, and then add user and service accounts to ...
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Get Job step run for all jobs and job steps using TSQL

I was wondering if there is an easy way to check the "Run as" value for each job step using TSQL code instead of opening every job on the server and each individual step? I cannot figure out where to ...