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Scheduled task in Windows server 2003 returns 0x2 and doesn't seem to run batch file

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I am running 2 scheduled tasks on a Windows 2003 server. Each of these calls a separate batch file to run various backup and database maintenance processes on a  Mimer SQL database. These have both been working correctly for months. In the last 3 days they have stopped working.

When I run the batch files manually (in explorer) they complete everything correctly. When they are set to run as scheduled they do not complete the tasks and return last result 0x2.

I have looked up this code and believe it to mean: ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND 2 The system cannot find the file specified. From http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681382.aspx 

Ive checked the paths and all looks OK. What can this mean?


 
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by:SteveGTR
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If you are using mapped drives they might not be available. I'd suggest using URNs:

\\server\share\dir
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Thanks for your response, both batch files are local to the server.
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Have you considered just recreating the tasks...? Often this can solve the problem, quickly and simply!
Hope this Helps
-Jaggie
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Can you post 1 of the batch files?
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I have re-created both tasks - thanks for that suggestion John. Ive just got a funny feeling that it is scheduled tasks bug, because after I re-created the tasks and ran them, the scripts ran and the backup was successful - but it still exited with 0x2. Thoughts?

Here is one of the batch files

**START

CD\OASIS824CM
 
REM - Delete all dbc and log files in the backup folder
DEL C:\OASIS824CM\backup\*.dbc
DEL C:\OASIS824CM\backup\*.log
 
REM - Set database offline/online to clear cache
BSQL OASIS824CM <OFFLINE.TXT
BSQL OASIS824CM <ONLINE.TXT
 
REM - Stop Mimer Database
NET STOP MIMER-OASIS824CM
MIMCONTROL -t OASIS824CM
 
REM - Perform  physical checks on system databank
DBC C:\OASIS824CM\data\sysdb92.DBF C:\OASIS824CM\backup\sysdb92.DBC
REM - Restart Mimer Database
NET START MIMER-OASIS824CM
MIMCONTROL -s OASIS824CM
 
REM - Force Database Online Again in case of errors
BSQL OASIS824CM <ONLINE.TXT
 
REM - Call Utils to verify database
xcopy C:\OASIS824CM\oasis8.ini C:\oasis8\oasis8.ini /y /e /h /c
C:\OASIS824CM\UTILS82E [VERIFY]
 
REM - If Utils writes a flag file then drop out
If exist C:\OASIS824CM\backup\DBC.LOG goto :EOF
 
REM - Delete all dbf files in backup directory
DEL C:\OASIS824CM\backup\*.dbf
 
REM - Stop Mimer Database and Dos Copy Files
NET STOP MIMER-OASIS824CM
MIMCONTROL -t OASIS824CM
XCOPY C:\OASIS824CM\log\*.DBF C:\OASIS824CM\logarch1 /y /e /h /c /i
COPY C:\OASIS824CM\data\*.DBF C:\OASIS824CM\log
 
REM - Restart Mimer Database
NET START MIMER-OASIS824CM
MIMCONTROL -s OASIS824CM
 
REM - Perform an online backup
BSQL OASIS824CM <OBACKUP.TXT
 
 
REM - Force Database Online Again in case of errors
BSQL OASIS824CM <ONLINE.TXT

**END
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by:SteveGTR
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One thing you might do is alter your initial cd command to this:

CD /D C:\OASIS824CM

Other than that it looks good to me. The only thing I can think is that the last BSQL command is returning the code. You could dump some debugging information:

BSQL OASIS824CM <ONLINE.TXT
(echo [%date% %time%] Errorlevel: %errorlevel%)>>debug.txt

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by:r-k
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Anything of interest in the Scheduler log?
(Scheduled Tasks -> Advanced -> View Log)
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by:jamesd84
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Thanks everyone for your input - im kicking myself. After re-creating the tasks it is working again. Lots of other scheduled tasks were created by another tech - maybe this had something to do with it. Does scheduler have a bug of this nature??
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Thanks a heap John - sometimes the simplest thing hey ;)
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by:mservidio
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I was receiving the same 0x2 error message when trying to execute a batch script that used mapped network drives. Once I removed mapped network drives, and specified the full patch \\machine\folder, ie... it works.
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