Questions tagged [sql-server-agent]

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 potential.

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Allow two users permission to execute single agent job

I am trying to allow two users to run a single agent job. With this in mind, I don't want to add the users to the SQLAgentOperatorRole role in msdb as that will give them excess priveleges. I tried ...
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Schedule Full, Differential and Transnational Backup in SQL Server 2016

I studied about scheduling backups with SQL Server Agent and Maintenance Plans (which leads to the SQL Server Agent). My first concern is, what is the best way to schedule my backups? I want full ...
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How can I run SQL Server Vulnerability Assessment from a SQL Job?

I want to run SQL Server Vulnerability Assessment from a SQL Server Agent Job. Currently, I am attempting a job with a PowerShell script and am running a command like the one below. Invoke-...
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Is it normal for Snapshot Replication job to be constantly running?

Our SQL Server 2016 already has Merge replication running successfully for some tables in 2 databases. We then needed to restore Snapshot replication for another set of tables between same pair of ...
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Agent Job Running as Computer Domain Account Rather than Service account

I have two SQL Servers as follows Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (RTM-CU9-GDR) (KB4058559) - 13.0.2218.0 (X64) Dec 27 2017 17:10:01 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on ...
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Why am i getting a truncation error when running a SSIS package on the sql server agent, but not when i manually run it

I created a SSIS package that drops then creates a table, to transfer data from Sql Server 2008 r2 to an access file. When I run it in BIDS 2008r2 it runs just fine, no truncation issues at all. When ...
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Newly created jobs need to be set for failure notifications automatically

Whenever a new / existing job gets failed on an instance of SQL Server, we should recieve an email about failure notification. Please help on how we can automate it?
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SSIS Jobs are getting hung

Job calling SSIS Packages are getting hung, When I restart the job, job shows running in but I can see below error in SQL agent Error log. Restarting SQL agent solves the issue. This happened ...
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SQL Server Agent Job - Unable to open Step output file. The step succeeded

I have seen many posts with "Unable to open Step output file.", but can't find any references where the step succeeded. I have my output file location set to: $(ESCAPE_SQUOTE(SQLLOGDIR))\$(...
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SQL Server database partitioning purge job failed with an error

We have a SQL Server Agent job that executes package to purge partition file and filegroup older than 25 month. The job was running fine however it failed this month with following error: The ...
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SQL Agent PowerShell job runs in ISE but not in SQL Servere

My PowerShell script uses WinSCP to download files. It writes a message to a sql server table containing the number of files downloaded. When run within ISE it's fine. When run as a sql agent job ...
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Server State - SQL Agent Jobs

I have a user who has SQL Server State Permissions so he can monitor his databases and processes. However, there are others that are not the users dbs When a sql agent job failes on the other db's ...
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Automatic Query from root DB to new DB

I have access to an enterprise level DB used throughout the organization with tight constraints on who can access things. It contains almost all our data. I am a user of that DB with only read rights. ...
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SQL agent job for long running queries

I am trying to setup an alert where the application team can get the notification on their event viewer for any queries which are running longer than 2 minutes. This is what I have so far. For some ...
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T-SQL for starting Log Reader Agent

I am facing a problem regarding SQL Log Reader Agent. Whenever, I start SQL Server Agent, Log Reader Agent does not start. I have to start manually. Do I have start Log Reader Agent manually every ...
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Start Sql Agent Service with non-administrator priviliges

I'm trying to start SQL Server Agent service with domain account that is not part of administrator group. I found this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/sql/sql-server-2012/ms143504(v=...
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Red gate SQL Compare error while running using SQL Agent Job

I created a SQL agent job to perform a SQL Compare using the below command line powershell.exe -File D:\SQLCompareReports\DEVvsPRJ\DEVvsPRJ.ps1 This below given is the command line code in DEVvsPRJ....
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Powershell runs locally but fails when put in a job - login failed, login is from an untrusted domain

I have a powershell script that queries from the local server for a list of servers and then iterates through that list of servers, connects to them, queries some data, and then connects and inserts ...
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Start job from another SQL server instance

I have a job on an SQL 2008 server (Server A) (I know this is not ideal... That issue is being addressed). The agent runs under NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE. I want to add a step that runs a job that ...
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What happens if agent job owner account is deactivated in Active directory?

We have a number of jobs owned by a DBA. The DBA is now leaving the company so their account will be deactivated in Active Directory. What affect will this have on the agent jobs?
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22046 “Impersonation error” running SQL Server Agent job

(New to SSIS. None of the similar questions mention this particular impersonation error.) I'm trying to run an SSIS package as an Agent job via a proxy, and I'm getting a non-helpful error message. ...
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TSQL Agent jobs owned by users

I'm new to Brent Ozar's sp_blitz and am trying to do some cleanup in my new job. I get tons of security findings about agent jobs owned by users. Most of these hits are system-type accounts (...
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Can target servers use master server job categories?

I'm using multiserver administration to deploy agent jobs to a group of target servers. I have a multiserver job category setup on the master and multiserver jobs are added to it. All looks good on ...
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AWS RDS SQL Server Native Backups

We have some AWS RDS SQL Server instances that we are setting up. Some of these will be Multi-AZ for HADR. We know that RDS will take system level backups and snapshots. We are wanting to perform ...
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How to stop a job for the rest of the day after the relevant condition has been satisfied once?

I have a job that runs every 5 minutes to check an IF condition. If the condition is true, it will send an email, if not, it won’t do anything. My problem is that once the IF condition is true, it ...
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SQL Agent Job dependency

I have a requirement is SQL Agent Jobs where their is a job called Job 4 which dependent on 3 other jobs say Job 1, Job 2 and Job 3. So this Job 4 has to be triggered whenever either one of the 3 jobs ...
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how to collect the information provided by tokens in order to troubleshoot failing jobs quickly?

I was working on a way to take advantage of the SQL Server Agent Tokens and Macros because I work a lot with jobs and job steps and sometimes I have to notify different people depending on the outcome ...
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Rebuild index error: “The job was stopped prior to completion by User”

I have a rebuild index job that is set to run every night. The job used to run fine, but last night for some reason the SQL Server Agent Job was stopped. The rebuild index job was running on 9 ...
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How can I make SQL Server Agent job history available after failing over an AG?

I am implementing a new HA/DR architecture using Always On AGs for use in both a HA a DR scenario. I have mastered a mechanism to ensure that jobs are disabled on the secondary replica and enabled ...
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SQL Job Fails Logging In to Integration Services

I have a SQL Server 2012 where all databases are set up in instances. I created a DTS package that accesses a table in a database, let's say MyDB\MyInstance and CSV files in a network folder. ...
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SQL Agent Jobs hanging at last Run date and time

For maintenance tasks on my LogShipped environment I run T-SQL script to disable the copy/restore agent job for the duration of maintenance and then enable when done. When I enable the jobs via TSQL ...
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Sizing the SQL Agent Job Activity Monitor screen

Does anyone know how to reset the initial (default) window size that is used when opening the SQL server Agent Job Activity Monitor screen? When opening the Job Activity Monitor we always need to drag ...
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DB Restore Agent Job Fails After “..running the upgrade from version 695 to version 696.”

Recently I have started to see an intermittent error when trying to restore database 'X' via an agent job. The job runs a T-SQL script that restores a database from a 2008 R2 (production) instance to ...
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How to have SQL Server's SQL Agent pick up a new Powershell module

I have a Powershell module that I've written and uploaded to my SQL Server at C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules.I have a SQL Agent job with a powershell step that calls the module. This all ...
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SQL AlwaysON. keeping Agent Job in sync, but with same JobID?

Is there a way to specify Job ID when creating a job? Or is there a way to update the Job ID of a specific Agent Job that already exists? I have a software from a vendor that uses the Job ID to ...
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SQL Server Agent - Do not show job step details and column headers in output file

I have a SQL Server Agent job which runs a select statement on a schedule and appends results to a CSV file (Right click the job --> properties --> advanced and then adding a file path to the output ...
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How to secure SQL Agent Job that INSERTS to a linked server

What is the proper way secure a T-SQL agent job that moves data between linked servers? Setup: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP3) Enterprise Edition SQL Server Agent running as NT Service\...
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how to set up sql server alerts based on a schedule basis?

We would like to stop getting sql server alerts from dev servers during the weekend. We have alerts for severity 016 to 025.
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SQL Agent Job: Seeking Process flow advice on managing steps

Fellow DBAs, I need some practical advice on how to solve a job timing issue on different servers. I have a SQL Agent job that currently has steps 1-10. Step #8 has a dependency on a SQL Agent job on ...
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SQL Agent Powershell step not using specified proxy

I'm trying to execute a powershell script, and use a proxy to do. The job runs correctly, but using whoami within the script to log the executing user indicates that the script is not being run by the ...
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Get-SqlAgentJobHistory Invoked By

I want to report on failed Sql Agent jobs using Get-SqlAgentJobHistory but excluded jobs that were not invoked by the service account. I'm running this cmd: Get-SqlAgentJobHistory -ServerInstance $...
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OLA Output File Cleanup - Better Options

Does anyone have a way to change the Ola Hallengren "Output File Cleanup" job that doesn't require CmdExec? My company is trying to eliminate CmdExec where ever possible. I was thinking a PowerShell ...
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SSIS job runs successfully but doesn't load data

I am running a job from SQL Server Agent and the job runs successfully. However it doesn't load any data (in my case Excel files from a local folder). I created a new Proxy Account to run this job but ...
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Why do we need to use proxies for syadmin job steps?

I read somewhere that for non-TSQL SQL Server Agent jobs, the job runs under SQL Server Service Agent account when the job owner is the sysadmin. I just don't get why we need to use proxies even the ...
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Is there a way to back up agent jobs?

I can't find documentation about whether agent jobs in SQL Server can be backed up. If not, how can I back them up in order to restore during the future recovery in case of an instance failure?
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DBATools - pass through flat file configs to Agent Job Commands

I'm experimenting with source controlling my SQL Agent Jobs & Schedules as .json files and deploying them with the dbatools SQL Agent command suite. Given $sa = Get-Credential and foo.config of ...
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Log shipping - Job schedules

When we configure the Log Shipping, there are jobs automatically created that run on schedule. What happens if db size grows or there is network latency, does SQL Server auto handle the job schedules? ...
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SQL Server Backup does not run

After changing the sa password of SQL server 2012, the automatic backup doesn't run any more. Please see the log history: The backup was not implemented by me. Login failed for user 'sa'. ...
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Is there any way to write to CloudWatch from an AWS RDS SQL Server Instance?

For scheduled tasks running against an AWS RDS server, I use a mix of apps living on an EC2 server and SQL Agent jobs. The apps can easily write success or failure to CloudWatch using the handy AWS ...
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CmdExec Powershell Job Step Escape Double Quotes

I have a PowerShell job step I'm trying to execute and it's failing with a syntax error I believe is because I'm trying to escape double-quotes in my code. Can anyone take a look and help me with ...