Using Pester To Validate Script Installations

Rob Sewell wants to use Pester to guarantee that he has Ola’s maintenance scripts installed on a server:

First I thought about what I would look for in SSMS when I had installed the maintenance solution and made a list of the things that I would check which looked something like this. This would be the checklist you would create (or have already created) for yourself or a junior following this install. This is how easy you can turn that checklist into a Pester Test and remove the human element and open your install for automated testing
  • SQL Server Agent is running – Otherwise the jobs won’t run🙂

  • We should have 4 backup jobs with a name of

  • DatabaseBackup – SYSTEM_DATABASES – FULL

  • DatabaseBackup – USER_DATABASES – FULL

  • DatabaseBackup – USER_DATABASES – DIFF

  • DatabaseBackup – USER_DATABASES – LOG

  • We should have Integrity Check and Index Optimisation Jobs

  • We should have the clean up jobs

  • All jobs should be scheduled

  • All jobs should be enabled

  • The jobs should have succeeded

There’s a very nice script and walkthrough of the process if you click through.

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