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Any way to import-export-migrate-save-restore a maintenance plan without having SSIS installed (and running)? [duplicate]

I am having dozens of MSSQL Servers 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with similar setup, configuration (in virtual machines) in production. Neither has SSIS installed. I have to similarly maintain ...
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How to delete the remote files older than N days on schedule from SQL Server 2012 (with SqlServerAgent job)?

Struggling to execute PowerShell commands in SqlServer Agent job of MS SQL Server 2012 R2 (Windows Server 2008R2, Windows 7 Prof) I need to delete (.bak files older, than, say, 7 days in remote ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent Job with PowerShell step fails on Out-File cmdlet with “ReportWrongProviderType” error

We've recently upgraded to SQL Server 2012 (from SQL Server 2008 R2) on Windows Server 2012 (from Windows Server 2008 R2), and a SQL Server Job Agent job that was previously running without error is ...
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Sqlcmd command strips $ out of query variable

What I am trying to do Restore a database from backup using sqlcmd. Sqlcmd is being called by PowerShell. What is the issue The server folder which contains the database backups has a $ inside of ...
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Need Help Executing a Remote Task from SQL Server Agent

There is a scheduled task running on a batch server via the Windows Task Scheduler that sometimes overlaps with other scheduled jobs in the SQL Server Agent causing CPU issues. We can solve this if ...
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Error creating XTP Table in SQL Server 2014 CTP1 with Powershell

Having a couple of hours to play I created a SQL Server 2014 box on Azure and followed This SQLServerCentral Post to create a File Group and table with T-SQL. All good. I then decided to take a look ...
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Reading SQL Performance Counters using PowerShell script

I'm trying create a PS script to read some performance counter about my SQL for my Level 1 partners but I'm having a problem with the instance name. I'm using this code: $computer = "\\\" + ...
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Powershell SQL Script Execution in Selected Schemas Only

I have many schemas in one database. In that database I have some SQL scripts to be executed. I want to execute those SQL scripts in only selected schemas. Suppose I have 10 schemas in total (A to ...
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PowerShell to get database schemas

I am able to connect to a remote SQL Server with the instance name using PowerShell. I am using an XML file (something like a configuration file) which includes all my database details. PowerShell ...
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SQL Server connectivity and script execution using PowerShell

I am designing a PowerShell script that can execute some sql scripts in a folder. Actually this must be done remotely. I am able to connect to the particular server remotely using: $SqlConnection = ...
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PowerShell based SQL script execution [closed]

I am new to powershell. Even I dont think I know the basics..But now I am assigned a work to do the execution of sql scripts residing in a remote server. 1) we have to connect to that particular ...
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SQL Agent embedded PowerShell script in CmdExec step fails with import-module sqlps

SQL Server 2008R2 PowerShell 2.1 I am trying to create a SQL Agent job that dynamically backs up all non-corrupted SSAS databases on an instance without the use of SSIS. In my SQL Agent job, when I ...
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SQLPlus: Cmd vs PowerShell

From cmd.exe, when I run: C:\oracle\client\BIN\sqlplus.exe username@server then type my password, I get in. However, if I run the same command from PowerShell and type the same password I get: ...
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How to connect Powershell to the SQL Server named instance?

When I run # Load the SMO assembly [void][reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo"); $ServerName = "[local\s12]"; #Get a server object which corresponds to the ...
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Restore SQL Server database using Windows Powershell 3.0

I'm trying to restore a SQL Server database with a PowerShell script, but I'm having problems. Here is the error I'm getting: Exception calling "SqlRestore" with "1" argument(s): "Restore failed ...
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Powershell to dump database schema to text file

I want to be able to dump a database schema to a sql text file using Powershell. I want this because our DBAs want to be able to do a diff on the file that is committed to SVN. They won't execute it ...
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Why am I missing some output?

Archiving to avoid ID Exhaustion We are about to run out of IDs in one of the tables of our OLTP logging system. It's my job to find a way to 'archive' the existing row data in the full table and in ...
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SQL Server SMO and PowerShell formatting

I have probably been looking at this for too long to figure this out... What is the easiest way I could get this exported to a CSV format? Would it be better to dump this to a table in a database ...
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SMO v11 (SQL Server 2012) not scripting key definitions, indexes, and constraints

I have a .ps1 PowerShell script that runs on a Central Management Server. The script goes out to all databases in our environment, and scripts out all of of objects. For tables scripts, the output ...
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Executing Powershell SMO against a cluster with elevated privileges to update service accounts

I'm working on a Powershell script to update service accounts on named SQL instances in a failover cluster. I'm trying to use the SMO and WMI to update this so that I can update the service account ...
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Powershell script executing within SQL Server Agent

I am trying to use Powershell within a SQL Server Agent job to download a zip file. The script uses PuTTY (PSCP.exe) to download a zip file from a SFTP site. The issue I am having is that when the ...
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How to script out push subscription creation at the subscriber?

I'm trying to set up a push subscription to a SQL Server publication from the subscriber. I could set up the subscription at the publisher using the Replication Wizard in Management Studio. However, ...
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How to change SQL Server Service Account using PS

SQL Server runs under AD Account SQLAccount1. How to make it run under another account, SQLAccount2? How to do it un Powershell?
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Powershell Format Table Combine Values

I have an awesome script that gives vital data for running worker processes. What I'm attempting to do is to get these three values into a table so that they can be displayed all pretty-like. I ...
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SQL Server SMO Method “Discover()”

I think I just found the coolest thing every with SQL Server SMO and PowerShell. I was asked to get a script together to find the owner of every object in an instance of SQL Server. I found a script ...
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Which PowerShell technique should I use to talk to SQL Server?

I'd ultimately like to use PowerShell to replace the old KornShell scripts we use for SQL instance monitors. I'm having a hard time, though, getting my brain around all the different ways that ...
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Get Job id OR Job name from within executing job

I have a central DB that I write job outcomes on all my servers back to. I pass 3 parameters via powershell in a SQL job back to a sp on the central server that verifies the job should be running at ...
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How to monitor SQL Server data and log file growth?

I'm trying to find a way to monitor data and log file size from SQL Server databases (within an SQL Server instance). I would not want to use third party tools, but simply pure SQL or PowerShell. I ...
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Is there any collection of PowerShell scripts that help the task of SQL Server maintenance?

I've been studying PowerShell and I've been (slowly) getting it into my day-to-day DBA tasks. So far I've seen a bunch of disconnected PowerShell scripts for many disparate administration activities. ...
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attach database - verify - detach from a script or a batch file

for a hundred good reasons .... and I promise that at least a few are good ... I find myself with almost 200 SQL server databases (mdf,ldf files) generated by different versions of sql server, most ...
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What “tool” to use for monitoring instances and where to store this data?

I have three SQL Server instances in my DW project, development, test and production. I also have two SSIS servers (dev/test, production). My intention is to query data from these three SQL Server ...
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powershell to connect to SQL and display a friendly message when it cannot connect

We check our SQL servers using powershell. The script goes through all servers in a text file and sends the output to a text file when it can connect. But when it cannot connect, it displays error in ...
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How to get table columns with datatypes (and lengths) using PowerShell?

I'm trying to get column names with data types (and lengths) for SQL Server instance using PowerShell. I got this far: #Load PSSnapin Add-PSSnapin *SQL* #Get column names $colNames = dir ...
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powershell to get sql server memory counters and show value

I am writing a powershell script to capture the following SQL server counters: SQL Server: Memory Manager: Total Server Memory (KB) SQL Server: Memory Manager: Target Server Memory (KB) My ...
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SQL Agent powershell context reference

At my new job, we have multiple named instances on each servers. Server1\Dev Server1\DevIntegrated Server1\QA I have a SQL PowerShell script in the works that calls out to the OS, invokes ...
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Powershell-type SQL Agent Job failing intermittently trying to get Disk Space on Server via WMI-query

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP1) - 10.0.2531.0 (X64) Mar 29 2009 10:11:52 Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7600: ) (VM) ...