Agents not running

Posted on 2004-09-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
All sheduled agents in a particular database are hybernating. 2-3 developers work on them and no one is sure if someone has *done* anything. Its been 3 days now and none of the agents scheduled to run daily have bothered to run.

We have tried restarting the Agent Manager. A service or the server restart, however, we haven't attempted yet. Could it be due to corruption? As of now I plan to restart the server and run fixup on databases. What other things are to be checked? I would like to keep the downtime minimum.

Thanks for your time.
Question by:RanjeetRain
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by:Sjef Bosman
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Did you try
    Tell Amgr Schedule
    Tell Amgr Status

And nobody touched the server's clock? It is only one database? You don't have to restart the server then, when you want to fixup the database?

Is there one agent that consumes all time, which got restarted and still consumes all?

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madheeswar earned 30 total points
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Try to run manually in a test environment.

And try to resave the schedule agents and also try to save as another name and schedule.
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by:Sjef Bosman
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What says the Agent Log of the agents?
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HemanthaKumar earned 150 total points
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Refer to this technote for troubleshooting scheduled agents ..

Sometimes restarting AMGR task would fix this issue...AMGR is heavily loaded and consumes most of the server resources...If you have checked my solutions... I mostly discourage scheduled agent idea for that reason. Keep it to low and amgr is your best buddy

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p_partha earned 30 total points
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Check whether the agent is scheduled to run on that 'server'

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Ah.. sorry to be so late in getting back. We have sorted it out. Actually the claim, that no one has done nothing, was wrong. Some kind soul had signed the database with an ID which didn't have the permission to run agents on the server. Initially no one noticed that agents were not running. A user reported and we saw a strom rushing to us. Luckily for us, we figured it before it became a major issue.

Thanks for all your suggestions.
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by:Sjef Bosman
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That's up to Madheeswar, I think he was closest:
> "... try to resave the schedule agents ..."
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Its okay. No sweat.
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