SQL Server Agent is a Windows service installed with the SQL Server Standard Edition and above. It provides an automated way of executing or performing administrative task against a SQL Server instance. SQL Server Agent is a tool that every DBA should become familiar with and utilize to its full ...

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How do I find out if Sql server Agent's login has rights to a DB?

How do I find out if the SQL server Agent's login has rights to the target DB, that is the DB on which I will be executing a query ? Also, how do I find the service that's controlling Agent on the ...
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Is the [NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT] a supported type for SQL Server Agent service?

Reading and re-reading MSDN "Select an Account for the SQL Server Agent Service". NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT is not listed in the "Supported Service Account Types" section. And, if not, what is it ...
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Run a program on a remote computer after a SQL job has completed

We have a SQL Agent Job that performs a few tasks every night (schedulled to run using SQL Agent). The database server is SQL 2012 if that makes a difference. We have another process (a .net program) ...
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SQL Server - Ignoring object dependencies to copy a DB (despite some column referenced in a sproc no longer existing)

First of all apologies for the novel but there's a lot to explain... We have over 100 databases for our product, 1 per server, each of which has variations on other ones (ideally they should all be ...
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Connect to SQL Server 2012 Database from 2008 Agent Job containing 2008 SSIS Package

I'm planning the rollout of SQL Server 2012. My client has a number of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages currently deployed to SSIS 2008 and consumed by SQL Server Agent Jobs defined on ...
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SQL Server Agent Notification Email if a Step has an error, but the job is succesfull?

Is it possible, that I can receive Email from Server Agent, if a step in an Agent has an error, but the Job is successful? In the history, I can see, that for example one Step has an Error, but all ...
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Automating an SQL task on a monthly basis

At the start of each month I have to give a team a copy of the live database which is held in a backup from 1am each morning (D:\Backup) - We then copy this database elsewhere onto a dev server and ...
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Good SQL Agent job wrapper… TRY/CATCH, Custom logging. (Review and provide input)

I'm looking for input on a small snippet of code i wrote. We use SQL Agent jobs to prepare big databases from production, before we ship the to test-environments. To get better feel for duration of ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Agent stopping sp_who2 running and can't view database or Agent properties

We're experiencing an unusual issue with SQL 2008 R2 SP2 (10.50.4297) where the SQL Agent had stopped but would not restart (this has been fine for months). After investigating the issue we had to ...
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Why do you have to execute a full backup after a new database for trans backup jobs to run [closed]

Playing around on my local sql server at home after an issue occurred at work. We have full backup jobs scheduled on Mondays only. I created a DB on Tuesday (when doffs and trans are scheduled). ...
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How to check particular SQL UserID windows permissions in MS SQL SERVER 2012?

I would like to say as per my network system administrative security of windows Server 2012 R2. I am unable to start SQL Server agent. As per in MS SQL Server 2012 , i have "sysadmin" & "public" ...
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SQL Server : Job not reconnecting to restarted Linked Server

The problem To keep two tables across two servers in sync, we have a trigger that adds a change to a MergeTable. Every so often, a merging job runs on SQL Server to push the changes to the Progress ...
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Sql agent job step to Rename a file in SQL Server 2000 fails with error “ file being used by another process”

We have a SQL agent job configured on Sql Server 2000, which has an initial step of renaming a backupfile coming from a another server (SQl Server 2000) Say coming from \A\B\X.dat to X_back.dat. till ...
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SQL Agent After installation not able to start

SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent will not start after installation. Checked permissions, on surface configurations, all OK, have tried to run it as another account no Joy. The error i am receiving is the ...
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Replication monitoring refresher for distribution job affecting performance

I have a performance problem due to a sql agent job executing dbo.sp_replmonitorrefreshjob. The environment is a 2 node Cluster with SQL Server 2005 SP2 and with transaction replication. The OS ...
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Failed to notify 'DBA Team' via email

I setup a test job to test out my failure notifications and now I'm getting the following stating it did not notify my operator via email. The strange thing is I ran the same exact setup script on ...
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Is it possible for a user that is not the job owner to edit the job or add new steps?

My development lead is ok to revoke the sysadmin privileges he currently has, if there is a way he can still edit/execute/enable-disable/execute application jobs. So far, I see that with the ...
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What are recommended (working) permissions for a user to view all SQL Agent jobs

A new user (associated with an existing login) is created in msdb and assigned membership: use [msdb]; create user [TheUser] for login [AnExistingLogin]; alter role [SQLAgentUserRole] add member ...
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SQL Server Agent - Running SSIS Package with Proxy

I have followed the below article to create credentials/proxy to run a SSIS job from SQL Server Agent. ...
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Differential backup job is working but not the Full daily backup

I have a full backup job for my database that runs once daily, I see it posted daily in the folder that it should go to, but when I check the "View History" for this job in SQL Server Agent, there are ...
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How to debug problems with SQL Server multiserver (Master and Target server) administration?

I've tried to set Mater and Target Servers on various cobinations of SQL Servers 2012 R2 on Window Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 machines but always getting one or 2 of the following errors during ...
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The specified @job_id does not exist

After deleting a SQL Server Agent job I continue to get notifications that the job attempted to run and failed. I am receiving the following error message. [000] Unable to retrieve steps for job ...
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Requesting advice on creating a table controlled SQL job scheduler

I have been tasked with cleaning up a series of SQL jobs that send email updates about various data and system conditions in my company. Currently, there are a ton of jobs, each with its own SQL code ...
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Why is the next scheduled run date for my SQL Server job NULL? [duplicate]

I've been dealing with the Microsoft SQL Server Agent with regards to scheduling jobs. I'm trying to find out what the next scheduled run date for a bunch of jobs that were created where the job ids ...
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Resume job 'A' at some step till job 'B' is completed

I have two SQL Agent jobs 'A' and 'B' Job 'A' has 10 Steps and it starts at 5:00 Am as per schedule, job 'B' has 5 Steps and it Starts by using trigger in step 3 of job 'A', job 'B' should be ...
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Can SQL Agent job notifications be sent to one operator for success and another for failure?

We have a requirement that some people are sent notification on success, and other on failure. But the UI seems to only allow a combination of 1 operator + 1 condition. So I was wondering if we ...
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Sql Server Agent fails to run batch from desktop

I’m using SQL Server 2008 and running a batch file from SQL Server Agent. The batch file is located in my desktop. When I try to run the job I get an error: “access is denied.” The batch file runs ...
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How to give SQL Server Job Owner permission to Proxy a Credential

I've created a Credential Cred1 (DOMAIN\USER1 with the secret = domain password) I've created a SQL Agent job with owner to NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM The job needs to proxy as credential Cred1 So when I ...
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Start Sql Server agent when sql server starts

Is it possible to automatically start the agent when sql server starts? When you boot the server than both windows services get started. But when you stop the main sql server service agent also ...
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can i secure sql server agent job with password

I want to secure SQL Server Agent jobs with password or any other method is it possible?
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Stop agent job after executing for a certain number of hours

I have a scheduled job which runs nightly. I want it to stop itself at 07:00AM in the morning whether or not it is completed. I have seen some duplicates in the site but they don't exactly address the ...
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Sql Server Backup Job failed

I have a sql agent job setup for taking full backup every night. Last night the job failed with the following error message. Sql Server Error Log Message BackupIoRequest::ReportIoError: write ...
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Minimum Permission to Restart SQL Services

Occasionally, our developers need to restart SQL services. We do not want said developers to be local admins on each server if not necessary. What is the minimum permission required so that the ...
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Blocked access to batch file

I am unable to execute batch files to copy backups from SQL Server 2008 R2 hosted on Windows 2008 R2 to a file share. Error: Access denied SQL Server Agent service has full control on the ...
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Run job in agent based on table data

Is there a way to start a SQL Server agent job if a table is not empty? Basically, first I want to check a table, and if the table is not empty then start the job. If it is empty, then check every 1 ...
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Differences between CMS and MSX/TSX?

What is the differences between Central Management Servers and Master Server (MSX) / Targer Server (TSX) concepts in SQL Server? I know that MSX/TSX is related to SQL Agent and the basic idea is to ...
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SQL Job to be run earlier on last work day of month

Right now, I have a SQL job (within SQL Server 2008 R2) that dumps a complex select statement into a table every weeknight (excluding weekends) and it works great. Due to our company's Month End ...
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How to use sqlcmd to create file names for output based on the day of the week or the date?

I have a SQL agent job that queries the database and exports the results into a csv file. It needs to run daily and The output file (Output.csv) gets overwritten everytime the job runs. Is there a way ...
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Notification when the status on sql server replication is “Not Running”

We have a lot of replications set up. Sometimes for some reason, the status of the replication changes to "Not Running/Expired Soon or Expired". Could you please let me know if there is a way we can ...
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If you schedule a TSQL Job in SQL Server 2008 R2 and additionally need to copy files with it, is it better just to use a script?

I noticed that alot of backup jobs are scheduled using SQL Server 2008 R2, but we have a system here at work that also requires the backup of a directory in addition to the database contents. I've ...
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sysadmin security error creating Reporting Services cache refresh plan in Report Manager

On SQL Server 2012 (SP1) Reporting Services (native), when creating a cache refresh plan in Report Manager, I receive the error: Only members of sysadmin role are allowed to update or delete jobs ...
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Backup of Job's List only

Goal: Reuse the SQL server agent jobs list. Problem: The list contains a lot of jobs and I need to reuse the jobs list in a another time without recreating it. Based on the example of the picture, ...
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Copy files using script to a network share

Is there a simple script I can use to copy files in a particular folder to a network share? This is for use with SQL Server Agent so I can run it as a step after backups. Thanks
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Make SQL Server Agent retry failed script with Try/Catch

I have a script that has a try catch in it so that if it fails I can roll back the transaction. It runs on a job scheduled through SQL Server Agent. But when it fails SQL Server Agent does not see ...
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Analysis Services job step error: The specified file could not be decrypted

We have a daily SQL Server Agent Job that's failing intermittently. Between May 27th and Jun 16th, it has failed twice. The error message we receive (listed below) references "The file could not ...
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Where to look for Agent history in Replication?

In SQL server 2008R2 replication configuration, "agent history cleanup distribution" job by default runs every 10 minutes and deletes any historical data older the 48hrs. If I increase the retention ...
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How do I pass or fail a job in SQL Server agent based on a return value from a stored procedure?

What do I need to do in order to execute a step in a SQL Server 2012 agent job that returns a bit value back? Basically, I want to fail the job or pass to the next step based on the results from the ...
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Incoming Tabular Data Stream Error

I created a SQL Server Agent Job with two different schedules. One is at 6 AM, the other is at 11 AM. When it runs at 11AM, it works fine; but at 6 AM it fails and gives this error message; The ...
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Sql Agent Jobs executes too slow

I have posted a question like this before but is seems that I did not explain the whole story clear. So I made this one to explain it in details. Here's the stored procedure USE [xxxx] GO /****** ...
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SSIS Package not retaining parameters in SQL Server agent job

I have an SSIS package stored in the Integration Services catalogs on a SQL server instance. This package is used as a step in a SQL Server agent job. The package has 4 required parameters. Using ...