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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Backup Maintenance Plan Overhead Longer than Actual Backups

I created a maintenance plan to perform transaction log backups on a single database. The plan is scheduled as a job that runs every fifteen minutes. The plan has two steps: clean up log backup files ...
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Maintenance plan run date wrong

Win server 2019 & SQL Server 2017 On Jan 28th, 2022, I setup 3 maintenance plans to backup 3 databases from 3:00AM – 3:40AM. The last one finishes at 3:45AM. For a few weeks I confirmed that I am ...
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Stop Changes to Maintenance Plan from Renaming Linked SQL Agent Job

Is there a way to stop a SQL job (which calls a maintenance plan) from being renamed every time i open and save that maintenance plan? Each time i do that, a prefix of "_SubPlan" gets added ...
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DBCC CHECKDB job failed on SQL Server 2014

We have a DBCC CHECKDB job that runs weekly on Saturdays. This job was created thorugh Maintenance Plan wizard. Typical duration for this job is 1.5 hours. This past weekend the job failed with the ...
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What are possible backup command origination sources?

In the backupset table I can see couple of backups that I am unable to understand where they originated from. That is - who ran them. I have checked: Maintenance plans Sql jobs Virtualization tool ...
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How to debug the cause of my suddenly extremely slow running backup maintenance plan? [closed]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad...backups. The Setup: I have an on-premise SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition instance running on a virtual machine from VMWare. @@Version: ...
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Cannot modify a job in SQL 2008 R2. The Modify window simply doesn't come up

I created a maintenance plan to perform daily backups with transaction log backups to be scheduled on four hour increments, however, I did not enable the job immediately, nor did I enter add the ...
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*.bak file on another server file share

On a physical Dell server, I am trying to setup a backup job to *.bak file on to failover server. In the video, DBA Fundamentals - backup 3 - setting up maintenance plans @6:24 backing up to a local ...
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Simple Backup Plan Question

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard (64-bit). I have the following backup plan (9 steps long) ... What I want is just one full (simple) backup everyday. Do I need to do step 8 (Backup ...
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ola.hallengren - Alternative MySQL scripts!

Having worked with MS SQL for many years and found ola.hallengren scripts incredibly useful - I find my self in a MySQL environment. Is there a MySQL alternative to ola.hallengren? - Perhaps someone ...
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Maximum Error Count Reached

I created a maintenance plan to backup all the databases locally on a folder in E Drive. Out of nowhere, the job is failing occasionally. sometimes the job runs successfully and sometimes sends an ...
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Excluding log shipped DB from current database maintenance plan (Ola's solution)

The Senior DBA and I were discussing our most recent rollout of log shipping to 25+ servers and one of the issues we had ran into during our pilot was the log chain breaking randomly. We narrowed down ...
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Where to find the whole log of a maintenance plan package job that failed with error?

I have a maintenance plan that runs on SQL Server agent as a the job and finishes with error. However the error is not visible in job history in SSMS, the text of Message is seemingly truncated. How ...
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Copy SQL Server Maintenance Plan between instances on same server

I have multiple SQL Server 2019 instances on the same server. I've created and exported the first instance's maintenance plan, edited its exported DTSX file to change the instance and plan names to ...
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Maintenance Tasks causes CPU to peg 100% utilization

I do not believe the maintenance tasks themselves to be the primary issue here, however CheckDB and index rebuilds cause the server to become unresponsive w/ 100% cpu utilization. It is on one ...
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Are there differences between which AlwaysOn AG server (Primary or Secondary Replica) I store my backups and retention maintenance plans on?

I have an AlwaysOn AG system in place between two servers. Server A hosts the primary replica, Server B hosts the secondary replica. Are there any differences if my Full & Transaction Log ...
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How to select specific databases in a backup retention policy maintenance plan cleanup task?

I have full backups of three different databases. Right now all of their backups follow the same retention policy, but I need to setup the retention to a different amount of time for each database. ...
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Assigned filetype for backups not applying

I am working to migrate backups over to a new storage point. I figured the easiest thing to do was to duplicate the configuration over from the existing Maintenance Plan to a new one, just in case ...
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Ola's Maintenance Solution Plan script newer version

We have very old version of Ola's Maintenance Solution Plan script implemented in our many servers and wondering if i have to update to his latest scriptm how can i upgrade easily on all my servers? ...
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Migrating a maintenance plan from ms sql 2008 to 2016

I have a bunch of maintenance plans that I want to copy/migrate to sql server 2016. I am able to connect to Integration Services on sql server 2016 but I get the following error when expanding 'MSDB' ...
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SQL Server Maintenance plan that goes to next step when the condition passes

I am trying to create a maintenance plan in SQL Server. What I want to do is I have an Execute T-SQL Task and inside the task I have condition below: Use master go DECLARE @dbname varchar(1000) set @...
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Availability Group - Deleting old backup files

I'm using Azure VMs with a SQL Server Availability Group, and Ola Hallengren' scripts. Backups are working without issues, however I've noticed that old backup files are not being removed from the ...
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Log Shipping and Daily Backup

My SQL Server 2012 DR setup is a mess. We've had a maintenance plan in place from the beginning that takes a daily full backup, with hourly log backups. Recently, we set up log shipping to an off-site ...
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Scripting a Maintenance Plan in SQL Server Express

How would I run each aspect of Ola Halengren's sql maintenance plan on SQL Express? It's my understanding that each job should be run in a specific order. I'm sure that a .bat or cmd file can do ...
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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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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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