Questions tagged [maintenance-plans]

Workflows created through SQL Server Management Studio that help automate SQL Server maintenance tasks like backups, index rebuilds, and updating statistics.

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Unable to Create new Maintenance plan in SSMS 2017

Hi I have reinstalled SQL Server 2016 in my database server last day. I am able to connect to SQL Instance(SQL-02) using the SSMS 2017 i had earlier in the same server before reinstall. But when i ...
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Unable to create maintenance plan

When trying to create a maintenance plan locally on two prod servers through SSMS, I receive this error: No such error occurs on my UAT system. They're all running SQL Server 2017 (14.0.3162.1), and ...
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Multi server administration - Failed to import Maintenance Plan to named instance

I have a multi server administration environment and several maintenance plans deployed already. My MSX server is SQL2014. The problem i'm having is deploying maintenance plans to a 2008R2 named ...
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Full backup on database creation

When new databases are created the Differential and transaction log backup maintenance plans start failing and sending alerts as full backup is not taken. What could be the best solution to handle it. ...
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Logging to file

I am using the ola-hallengren maintenance scripts. I am logging to table and file. I want to change the location of the file logs. Can I do this? Many thanks
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CheckDB Failure on most databases in Dev instance

I have a maintenance plan on one of our infrequently used dev boxes which keeps failing on CheckDB on all user databases and most system databases. When trying to run CheckDB manually, I get the ...
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Maintenance Plan Wizard generates invalid date parameter in script for delete

The generated SQL for my Maintenance Plan is EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_delete_file 0,N'''',N'''',N''2019-01-02T10:44:21'' but the execution returns error message Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1 ...
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Maintenance plan changing from ALL USER DBs to SELECT DBs automatically

We came across an odd bug in Maintenance Plans on SSMS 2016 and 2017 for SQL Server versions 2012 and 2016 (at least). The setup is unusual, but I couldn't find anything about this or any similar ...
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SQL Server maintenance plan not working after renaming administrator

I have renamed the Windows administrator account to TEST using Local Group Policy editor. After that, the SQL Server maintenance plans are not working anymore: Unable to determine if the owner of ...
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Cannot create maintenance plan, I get the message “The task with the name '' and the creation name is not registered for use on this computer”

I just installed SQL server 2016 (Standard edition) on a new server, I'm trying to add a Maintenance plan (I've tried back up plan, rebuild indexes and many more) I'm getting a weird message when I'm ...
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Maintenance Plan Failing After Database Collation Change

We currently use maintenance plans to perform index rebuilds each night (we inherited this system). Yesterday, i amended to the database collation to match the instance level collation (...
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Maintenance Job not running but not Failing [closed]

I set up a maintenance plan that contains three sub-plans. One sub-plan for hourly log backups, one sub-plan for daily maintenance, one for weekly maintenance. These are custom plans set up using ...
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In SQL Server 2014 Is it normal for for maintenance job to pick up a table that does not exist in database

As above, we are hitting an error on the maintenance plan running on SQL Server 2014. During update statistics when we got the error. "Msg 2706, Level 16, State 6 , Line 1" Table Flow Detail does ...
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Transaction Log Backup during Index Rebuild and Integrity Maintenance Jobs

Brent Ozar mentioned there is nothing wrong about conducting transaction log backups during full backups. https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2015/12/what-happens-to-transaction-log-backups-during-full-...
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What does [298] SQLServer Error: 15404, Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user 'WIN-443PT0LULQU\Administrator', error code 0x534

I'm going slightly nuts. I'm a programmer by trade - and I only dabble in NT security and DB setup issues. However, we had a server fail to reboot after a MS Update. I've restored the entire ...
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Reorganize index maintenance job is more than 20 times slower

I have a reorganize maintenance job which runs daily (I know, this have been altered to weekly) which for the majority of executions it takes around 2 hours however over the weekend has failed with ...
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Creating a Maintenance Plan for a SQL Azure Database

I need to create a maintenance plan for a number of SQL Azure databases. Unfortunately, my many years of experience as a SQL Server DBA does not include experience with this task (sarcasm intended). ...
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Does SSD drive make indexes rebuild and update stats useless with SQL Server?

Now that SSD is a standard de-facto. Can the maintenance job of rebuilding indexes and updating statistics, using Ola Hallengren https://ola.hallengren.com/ jobs for instance, be done only on demand ...
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Back up Chain LSN

If I move my network back up to local then will it break the back up chain ? My network drive will be unavailable for 30 minutes and there is no specific time. My logs are taken every 6 hrs and full ...
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Problems with a job that rebuilds indexes [closed]

We have a Maintenance Plan (MP) job that rebuilds indexes every week. The last time, the job failed because of a deadlock. Should I rerun the whole job, or do I just need to rerun the rebuild of the ...
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Compression setting not effective for differential backup maintenance plan?

We are taking backups (Full, Differential, and Transaction Log) of databases using the maintenance plans feature in SQL Server. While taking the backup, I have chosen the compress option to compress ...
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Maintenance plan don't stop & don't backup all databases [closed]

I have a server with 100 databases, I have a maintenance plan (MP) for backups. I noticed that the maintenance plan don't backup all databases when I'm looking at the backup folder destination I can ...
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Transaction Log Backup Maintenance Plan and Newly Restored Databases

When we add a new database (restore from a staging instance) to our live instance we have a job which sets it to Full recovery (in case the tech forgot that) and then a maintenance plan that runs a ...
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Could an update on all statistics separately cause bad performance?

We’ve been utilizing Ola Hallengren's maintenance scripts for our index optimization for years on our OLTP databases. (we are on sql server 2008 R2) 2 weeks ago though one of the DBA’s here has ...
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SQL Server AlwaysOn High Availability Maintenance Plans

I have a SQL Server AlwaysOn High Availability with Primary & Secondary Database Servers The Availability Group Backup Preferences is set to Primary. Maintenance Plan is on Primary and does: ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Is There a Log That Captures DB Maintenance Type Activity?

I had a backup maintenance job setup for all system databases. I also have another job that sends me an email whenever a job fails. After receiving notification of the system database backup job ...
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Diagnosing a maintenance plan that's ballooned in execution time

Environment is SQL 2008 R2, 26GB RAM, 4-core Xeon E5-2650 @ 2.6GHz. Please see the image below, our maintenance plan which reorganises indexes (not rebuilds). This is run on a weekly basis, and ...
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Why does it take so long to view logs on a server?

I am just trying to look up more verbose information for a maintenance plan task that failed. I open up the log file viewer and check the box to view the logs for my maintenance plan. There are no ...
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Backup of Databases not present in Availability Groups

How can I take backups of databases that are not present in Availability Groups? Can I use a single maintenance plan for both AG dbs and non AG dbs? Should the copy_only option be enabled for non AG ...
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How can I share values in maintenance plan tasks?

A simple example would be a maintenance plan that clears a directory of old files and create some copy backups of all databases on that instance to that same directory. This is run daily The first ...
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What does 'sp_configure allow updates' do?

Today I got an error ( DTSER_FAILURE ) but I could fix it by editing the maintenance plan ( this error is due to the maintenance plan searching for a database that was deleted, and I was using "...
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Include stored procedure text output in the maintenance plan log

I have a maintenance plan subtask in SQL Server 2012 Enterprise that executes a stored procedure (or a SQL Server agent job). In the log file for this maintenance plan, there are a few lines for this ...
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Maintenance Job Failing

I didn't realize but it appears you can put switches on your job to run a maintenance plan. Am I correct on that? We have 3 jobs that are running the same maintenance plan but doing different things ...
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Maintenance plan is backing up database transaction log but it is not selected

I have a strange problem, the transaction log for my database is being backed up however it is not selected. I change the names of the server and databases in the screenshots to protect my ...
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T-SQL Statement Task choose specific database name on server

I try to create a simple T-SQL Statement Task by Sql Server 2014 GUI. My flow: Right click on Maintenance Plan Choose Create new Maintenance Plan Choose the type (T-SQL Statement Task) I add by ...
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Rebuild Index Task options [closed]

I have to debug a performance issue on a SQL Server 2016 database. The query was pretty simple - a few temporary tables joined with SQL tables and aggregation. The amount of rows of involved in ...
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Error when modifying Notify Operator task in maintenance plan

I'm unable to modify a Notify Operator task in my new maintenance plan. SQL Server Management Studio displays this error after double clicking on the task: Property IsMailHost is not available for ...
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How can I automate the process of checking of column and executing SQL statement?

I am experiencing quite difficult problem and hope for your feedback. In my table I have a "Services"column in "MyData" table which contains names of my services. I have created SQL statement which ...
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Should I create multiple maintenance plans to backup more than 200 User databases

I have a SQL Server 2008 with more than 200 User databases. Some are larger than others and every two weeks or so a new db gets created. Should I create only 1 maintenance plan backing up all 200+ ...
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Text file report is not generating of Availability Databases other Databases during auto backup through maintenance plans in MS SQL Server 2012

I have setup Automated backup in SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Database backup through 'Maintenance Plan'. I have also configure AlwaysOn High Availability to that server .There is 5 databases in the ...
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List databases in Maintenance Plan

I'm trying to list all databases in existing Maintenance Plans. (or, more importantly those NOT in a plan...) I'm using the followed code, based on this blog: Select DISTINCT p.name as '...
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SQL Server backup practice with limited disk space

I have a SQL Server 2012 Std Edition installed, contain 1 database in full recovery mode, so the log grown up quickly, but I just need a PIT recovery in past 7 days. Can I schedule a full database ...
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Backup set expire option - Backup SQL Server 2012

I had seen an option while taking a backup i.e. set backup expire date, I have a doubt. What does this mean: Backup will be no longer valid after date DD/MM/YYYY? Backup declared with option, is it ...
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Best way to backup & truncate transaction logs on a schedule

I'm no DBA, but things being what they are, I have to wear the DBA hat and set up maintenance plans on my SQL Server instance. So for a while I've been having my SSIS overnight process run a Execute ...
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Maintenance Plan job failing with access denied for NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT

I used the Maintenance Plan Wizard under SQL Server 2014 to create a simple maintenance plan that once a week: Check Database Integrity including indexes Rebuild Indexes Clean Up History When the ...
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Regarding Backup and Restore Strategy

Everyone I have some queries regarding backup and restore strategies. I want to take Backup and Restore of Large Database approx. 60 to 70 GB and it is critical database in SQL Server. Backup ...
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Cannot see new drive in SSMS maintenance wizard

I'm trying to setup a Backup Maintenance Plan in SSMS for Sql Server 2012, running in a failover cluster on Windows Server 2012. The current plan backs up to the same cluster volume where the ...
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Will an hourly T-Log backup in a Maintenance plan write a file if there are no changes to a DB?

I have an hourly maintenance plan the runs a T-Log backup. Some of my databases may have every hour represented in the file system, while others have some hours "missing" or even none at all. Is it ...
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Transaction log backups cleaning

I have a quick question regarding the cleaning of no longer necessary transaction log backups. So, I have a database in FULL recovery mode. Every night, at 10 PM a backup takes place (via maintenance ...
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Maintenance Plan Wizard generates invalid script?

I've used the Maintenance Plan Wizard to create a plan. When I execute the plan, the "Maintenance Cleaup Task" fails with this error message: Executing the query "EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_delete_file ...