Agent Properties

SQL Server Agent has many operational properties that can be critical for troubleshooting various issues. Many of these properties are surfaced via GUI properties pages, and as such can be hard to compare across many…

List Failed SQL Server Agent Jobs, with Restart Command

Managing a large number of SQL Server instances, with many SQL Server Agent jobs on each instance, can provide a large amount of tedious work when many jobs fail simultaneously. For instance, if you run…

Log Backup Danger, Will Robinson!

For databases in Full Recovery Model, log backups should be taken at a frequency that ensures your recovery point objective can be met. So you schedule log backups to occur, setup email notifications so you…

Unreported SQL Server Agent Job Failures

SQL Server Agent provides an easy-to-configure framework for notifying DBAs when jobs fail to run for any reason. Unfortunately, there are circumstances where job failures may not result in SQL Server sending a notification. For…