Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SQL Server: Keeping Log/Alert for Job Disable/Enable Status

To monitor production database servers, Database Administrators create different jobs and depends upon these jobs to work for them i.e. to check if server have enough space, database is not corrupt, queries are not running slow, index defragmentation and many more. BUT what if somehow, someone accidently disabled a job and forgot to enable it back. No alert will be created as job is disabled. Or it can be fatal when you need to restore a database and found that backup job was not working as it was disabled by someone ;)

Is there any way to get alert if someone changes any job status on production server?
YES, by creating following trigger on msdb.dbo.sysjobs can resolve this problem. It will detect any change in job status and will mail a message like following to your DBA team.

Job "Daily Full Backup" is recently DISABLED by user aasim.abdullah with session id 167 and host name IdeaWrox-DB01 at Sep 12 2012 4:00:03:673AM


All suggestions are welcome