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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SQL Server Agent Jobs and Availability Groups

I'm looking for best practice in dealing with scheduled SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2012 availability groups. Maybe I missed something, however at the current state I feel that SQL Server ...
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What minimum permissions do I need to provide to a user so that it can check the status of SQL Server Agent Service?

I have created a user and granted many permissions and roles to it including SQLAgentUserRole and SQLAgentReaderRole. My application checks the status of the SQL Server Agent to see if it is running ...
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How and when does SQL Agent update next_run_date/next_run_time values?

I've been working on code in T-SQL to add new schedules to a SQL Agent job using the sp_add_jobschedule proc in the msdb database. When I add a new schedule (typically a run-once at a specific date/...
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Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

I have a SQL job that runs via SQL Server Agent (Running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise). The last step of the job is to run an application located on a network share. Unfortunately I don't know the name ...
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Script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time

how to write script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time? SELECT sj.name, sja.run_requested_date, CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), sja.stop_execution_date-sja.start_execution_date, 114) ...
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What's the owner of SqlServerAgent job for?

What is the possible use of owner of an SQL Server Agent job, I wonder? Removed, and left it blank and the job still succeeds
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How do I create a SQL Agent Alert on a custom error message in SQL Server 2012?

I want operators to be notified when I throw a custom error message. My understanding is that I need to add a message to sys.messages, then I can either RAISERROR or THROW that error ID. Creating an ...
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SQL Server Agent fails after installing SQL Server 2019 CU2

After installing CU2 our SQL server agent randomly stops working. If you go to check on the status of the agent by opening Job Activity Monitor, it comes up blank for a while then throws an error: ...
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Execute permission denied on object sp_start_job

I need to allow a user to kick of a specific agent job without having any ability to start other ones. To accomplish this, I've created the following procedure (simplified): ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[...
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What is the Query to display the failed sql jobs

What is the Query to display the failed sql jobs,so that I can get all the failed job information with one query
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SQL Server Agent logging actions and changes done to jobs

Is there a way to track changes done to SQL Server Agent jobs? If you had a reason to believe somebody is playing around with your job settings. How would you proceed to track who did it and from ...
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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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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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Why might Sql Server Agent's Next Run Time value not be what I expect? And is this definitely the next time my job will run?

At times, I'm seeing some inconsistencies with sql server agent's value in the sysjobschedules.next_run_date and time fields. I have a web interface that interacts with the sql scheduling system. I'...
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How do I rescue SQL Agent jobs from a set of detached master, model, mdb files?

I had a MSSQL (MSSQL 2008 R2) cluster that failed in a way that I couldn't bring it back up (long story, servers ended up in BSOD loops, I'm blaming Broadcom and myself). I've SQL backups, and even ...
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Getting a proxy account to backup to a share using Ola Hallengrens backup script

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard install where the Engine and Agent are running under the default NT Service accounts Engine - NT Service\MSSQLSERVER Agent - NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT I am trying ...
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Sql Server agent can not start

I can not start Sql Server agent to create job. Can anyone help me? . I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate , Sql server 2008 Rc2 See this images:
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Troubleshooting Powershell errors from SQL Agent job

I have a powershell script that I am trying to add in to a sql agent job, but the job step is failing with the following error A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. The ...
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SQL Server agent option in SQL Server Express

I am using SQL Server 2008 Express. I don't have SQL Server Agent option in it. How can I enable it? I have searched on internet, but couldn't find anything. Do I need to install anything?
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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 ...
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What's a good tool for visualizing SQL Agent jobs? [closed]

I find the built-in MS SQL Studio tools for managing Agent jobs to be a little frustrating. What tools out there have you found helpful? Offhand, there are three things I'd like to see in such a ...
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Could not find the Server Agent in SSMS

I am following the guide - http://www.sqlchicken.com/2009/07/how-to-create-a-server-side-trace-with-sql-profiler/ which is working until I reach Step 8 Now to schedule your newly created script. ...
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alert when any job in a job category fails

Is it possible to set up an alert in SQL Server 2008 that will send an e-mail anytime a job in a specific category fails? I am wondering because I would like to set up an e-mail anytime an SSRS ...
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Does the Sql Server Agent account need sysadmin permission?

I ran Brent Ozar's sp_blitz script, and one of the things it's complaining about is that my SQL Server Agent account has sysadmin permission. I removed the sysadmin permission, but then the agent ...
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Execute Sql statement and send result to email

I have to execute SQL statement every day and send result to dba by email.I configured database email. Below is query: SELECT account.accountID, account.name FROM ...
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Launching SQL Agent Job from stored procedure not on [msdb] database, or, How Necessary is SET TRUSTWORTHY ON?

(With apologies in advance since I've been asked to pick up a project written by someone with more skills than me but who I can no longer ping for questions. If it sounds like I may be using ...
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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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SQL Server Backup Process Tuning

I am working for a small company that has 20 full time web sites. And another 20-30 micro sites. We are having issues with the sites freezing every day after the SQL Server Agent backup is running. ...
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Powershell script executing within SQL Server Agent

I am trying to use Powershell within a SQL Server Agent job to download a zip file. The script uses PuTTY (PSCP.exe) to download a zip file from a SFTP site. The issue I am having is that when the ...
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Automated SP_WhoIsActive SQL Activity Capturing Issue

I have an SQL Agent Job on a production server that keeps failing with the below messages. It is supposed to be capturing SQL Server activity using the SP_WHOISACTIVE stored proc, at regularly ...
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How SQL Server agent calculates next run date for a job

I am developing a system for scheduling task & I am following Microsoft SQL agent approach to schedule task. I have replicated sysschedules table for capturing users scheduling occurrences and ...
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First time running a replication on SQL Server 2008. “The process could not connect to subscriber 'SERVER2'” [duplicate]

I've set up Replication between two remote servers, Using Peer to Peer & Transactional updates. The subscription is all set, but the actual replication doesn't take place. When viewing the ...
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SQL Server Agent: QUOTED_IDENTIFIER

The scenario is rather simple: A Job fails in production, giving off an error "ALTER INDEX failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'QUOTED_IDENTIFIER' ...". The question is, ...
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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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Is it possible to configure multiple database mail id in single account name in sql server 2012?

I would like to say that as i want to configure multiple database mail in single account name in sql server 2012. This is SQL-Cluster-DB , so as per direction from head, If any sql job will fail , ...
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SQL Server Agent 2012 Job Schedule Report [closed]

I am looking for a report that will display graphically what jobs are scheduled on the server and when. My goal is to very quickly be able to glance at it and find a time where a new job will not ...
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Good way to call multiple SQL Server Agent jobs sequentially from one main job?

I've got several SQL Server Agent jobs that should run sequentially. To keep a nice overview of the jobs that should execute I have created a main job that calls the other jobs with a call to EXEC ...
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How do I ensure only one instance of a job is running?

SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition. We have a job that runs from 20-40 min. We only want one instance of this job running, but we don't want huge gaps between runs. So, scheduling it every 60 min is ...
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Execution-Policy Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

Running a powershell script from SQL Server Agent in 2014 using my AD account via a credential. I am getting the following error. A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. The ...
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Execute Remote Powershell script from SQL Agent

A test SQL Server job hangs when it executes a Powershell script. It does work using my login and a Powershell window, but not using the Agent account and a job. The SQL Agent user has read/write/...
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SQL Server Agent won't start

When I'm trying to start SQL Server Agent, I got this error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Unable to start service SQLAGENT$SQL_NAGA on server NAGA. (mscorlib) ADDITIONAL ...
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Access denied when trying to run an agent job

Can someone please point me in the right direction. I keep getting the below error message when I try to run a job that executes a package I created and saved on the SQL Server. 12/03/2012 17:32:15,...
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SQL Server Agent Jobs - Long running job delaying other jobs?

I have several agent jobs that run on different schedules. Job 1 runs every 5 minutes, only executing a stored procedure that usually takes less than 30 seconds to run. This job Selects from table ...
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SQL Server job to use external Powershell

I have a SQL Server job which runs some Powershell code, but although when running the Powershell script in a PS editor on the machine it runs successfully, when running the SQL Agent Job with the ...
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Why do connections to my database fail, but only sometimes?

I am having some trouble diagnosing the cause of a problem I am having with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. There is an application written in C#.net that connects to the database. Occasionally the ...
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SQL Server Agent cannot log on to “MyServer”

I'm struggling to get our SQL Server Agent to run a maintenance plan, which used to work in the past. (This is on SQL Server 2008 R2.) The original problem was that the SQL Server Agent would not ...
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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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How can I change SQL Agent Log file to use unicode format?

I've created a database with tables that heavily leverages nvarchar for most of the columns. One of the challenges I'm running into is that when I go to view the SQL Server Agent Log files, I get the ...
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Export SQL Agent jobs with steps and scripts

I recently saw some kind of export of SQL jobs configured under SQL Server Agent that I would like to achieve as well. Unfortunately I don't have any trace to author of that report to ask him\her ...
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.bat file works manually, but does nothing in SQL Server Agent job

I am able to run a .bat file that copies an .exe file into a specific folder, and runs it to extract some files manually. When I use it as part of a SQL Server Agent job (step 1), I get success for ...