How can i know wheather my job is running or not ?

Hi ,
   I have migrated one Server 'A' database to server 'B' and after completion of this, i have scheduled a job in 'B' server.  Usually in 'A' server, it takes 30 min, but in 'B' server it is keep on running and not coming out.  Is there a way to monitor whether my job is really doing something inside or not ?

Thanks in advance

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run a trace in sql profiler to see whats happening on the server
Kevin HillSr. SQL Server DBACommented:
Look in master..sysprocesses (assuming SQL 2000)
   @jobName nvarchar(256)

    declare @returnStep tinyint

    CREATE TABLE #tmp_Job_Data
      job_id                UNIQUEIDENTIFIER NOT NULL,
      last_run_date         INT              NOT NULL,
      last_run_time         INT              NOT NULL,
      next_run_date         INT              NOT NULL,
      next_run_time         INT              NOT NULL,
      next_run_schedule_id  INT              NOT NULL,
      requested_to_run      INT              NOT NULL,
      request_source        INT              NOT NULL,
      request_source_id     sysname          COLLATE database_default NULL,
      running               INT              NOT NULL,
      current_step          INT              NOT NULL,
      current_retry_attempt INT              NOT NULL,
      job_state             INT              NOT NULL


    INSERT INTO #tmp_Job_Data
    EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_sqlagent_enum_jobs 1, ''


    select @returnStep = current_step
    from   #tmp_Job_Data X (nolock) inner join
           msdb..sysjobs J (nolock) on J.job_id = X.job_id
    where = @jobName
      and X.running = 1

    drop table #tmp_Job_Data

--    select IsNull(@returnStep,0) as current_step_id

    return IsNull(@returnStep,0)


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the above will return 0 if the job is not running, otherwise it will return the current step number of the running job.

declare @step tinyint

exec @step= spIsJobRunning 'myJobName'

select @step
bethamsettyAuthor Commented:
Thanks....i created SP and ran the small statement .  It is showing '1' but how can we relate this number with the step executing in our DTS package.  Because i see many "Execute SQL Tasks".  If it could shows us the description of the task then it would be nice to identify it very easily..

any help 'KnightEknight'
David ToddSenior DBACommented:

One of the problems is that SQL Agent can't see inside a DTS package, and will only show the one step - starting DTS package.

My guess is that your next step is to open the DTS package on Server 'B' and run it interactively, and see where it stalls/errors.

bethamsettyAuthor Commented:
Yes! I can do that ..but before that i want to know how much process done.. otherwise it's big trouble for me to look in to each table and to identify how much process done.

Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Add separate steps between each major step in the pkg that just write info to a table; that will give you a type of trace of the pkg.
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