SQL Agent Schedules

Kenneth Fisher talks SQL Server Agent schedules:

Because you can re-use the schedules you want to be careful naming them. I’ve seen far to many schedules named Schedule 1 or Job Name Schedule. The first is non-descriptive and the second too specific (it would look silly as the schedule for another job with a different name). Give your schedules names like Every Weekday at 4AM or The third of the month at 6AM. This way when you go to pick the right schedule you know which one is which.

Word of warning (which Kenneth also notes):  be careful about modifying those schedules; if you think you’re editing the schedule for just one job, you might actually be modifying schedules for a bunch of jobs.

Related Posts

Replacing Text Across SQL Agent Jobs

Max Vernon shares a script to perform a find-and-replace across SQL Agent jobs: Once in a while you might need to make common changes to a lot of SQL Server Agent Jobs. For example, if you change the path where you store SQL Server backup files, you might need to update many jobs to point at \\SERVERB\Backups instead […]

Read More

Generating SSRS Subscription Agent Job Commands

Craig Porteous has a quick script to generate T-SQL commands to start and stop SQL Agent jobs tied to Reporting Services subscriptions: This is a query I would run when I needed to quickly make bulk changes to Reporting Services subscriptions. It’s part of an “emergency fix” toolkit.  Maybe a DB has went down and […]

Read More

Categories

January 2016
MTWTFSS
« Dec Feb »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031