I setup database mail, created an operator today and enable notify operator when job failed.

Is that all or do I need to create an alert too?

My boss just needs emails if any job failed.

Also how to test it to see it will work in the future?



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Regarding the status of job run, that's the correct steps.

However, its recommended you configure the alerts for any database corruption, HW/SW failures or any other cause for an outage. Read here to configure the same.

In order to test, create a TEST job and purposefully make it fail and see if you receive the failure notification email or not.

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