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Posted on 2008-06-19
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I have a sql job (which uses Idera SQLSafe to backup our databases) with 60 steps.  Each step is a CmdExec command like the following example:

"C:\Program Files\Idera\SQLsafe\SQLsafeCmd" Backup "Audit" "\\SQLSafe_server1\h$\SQLSafe\Wednesday\dbserver_mydatabase_01.safe" -server "dbserver" -backupdescription "mydatabase" -backupname "mydatabase" -init -compressionlevel "ispeed" -managementserver "SQLSafe_server" -threads "3" -noprompt

I need to change the 'Wedensday' to 'Thursday' (and other days as well) and though I can go into each step and do it one by one, this is entirely too time consuming.

I generated a sql-script from the job in question, of which I attached as a code snippet.

The question is this.... How do I create a job from that sql-script?

If I create a new job and try to 'Open' that as a command entered as a step within that job, I get an error advising me that there are 50220 characters which is too large.  Also, even I could do it this way, I wouldn't be creating the job the way I wanted to originally, which is a job with many CmdExec steps (and which is the way the job is originally created).

Thanks
-- Script generated on 6/19/2008 9:44 AM
-- By: sa
-- Server: dbserver
 
BEGIN TRANSACTION            
  DECLARE @JobID BINARY(16)  
  DECLARE @ReturnCode INT    
  SELECT @ReturnCode = 0     
IF (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM msdb.dbo.syscategories WHERE name = N'[Uncategorized (Local)]') < 1 
  EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sp_add_category @name = N'[Uncategorized (Local)]'
 
  -- Delete the job with the same name (if it exists)
  SELECT @JobID = job_id     
  FROM   msdb.dbo.sysjobs    
  WHERE (name = N'SQLSafe - All Selected DBs - Wednesday')       
  IF (@JobID IS NOT NULL)    
  BEGIN  
  -- Check if the job is a multi-server job  
  IF (EXISTS (SELECT  * 
              FROM    msdb.dbo.sysjobservers 
              WHERE   (job_id = @JobID) AND (server_id <> 0))) 
  BEGIN 
    -- There is, so abort the script 
    RAISERROR (N'Unable to import job ''SQLSafe - All Selected DBs - Wednesday'' since there is already a multi-server job with this name.', 16, 1) 
    GOTO QuitWithRollback  
  END 
  ELSE 
    -- Delete the [local] job 
    EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sp_delete_job @job_name = N'SQLSafe - All Selected DBs - Wednesday' 
    SELECT @JobID = NULL
  END 
 
BEGIN 
 
  -- Add the job
  EXECUTE @ReturnCode = msdb.dbo.sp_add_job @job_id = @JobID OUTPUT , @job_name = N'SQLSafe - All Selected DBs - Wednesday', @owner_login_name = N'sa', @description = N'SQLsafe Backup', @category_name = N'[Uncategorized (Local)]', @enabled = 1, @notify_level_email = 0, @notify_level_page = 0, @notify_level_netsend = 0, @notify_level_eventlog = 2, @delete_level= 0
  IF (@@ERROR <> 0 OR @ReturnCode <> 0) GOTO QuitWithRollback 
 
  -- Add the job steps
  EXECUTE @ReturnCode = msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobstep @job_id = @JobID, @step_id = 1, @step_name = N'SQLsafeCmd: Backup mydatabase', @command = N'"C:\Program Files\Idera\SQLsafe\SQLsafeCmd" Backup "mydatabase" "\\SQLSafe_server\h$\SQLSafe\Wednesday\dbserver_mydatabase_01.safe" -server "dbserver" -backupdescription "mydatabase" -backupname "mydatabase" -init -compressionlevel "ispeed" -managementserver "SQLSafe_server" -threads "3" -noprompt', @database_name = N'', @server = N'', @database_user_name = N'', @subsystem = N'CmdExec', @cmdexec_success_code = 0, @flags = 0, @retry_attempts = 0, @retry_interval = 1, @output_file_name = N'', @on_success_step_id = 0, @on_success_action = 3, @on_fail_step_id = 0, @on_fail_action = 3
  IF (@@ERROR <> 0 OR @ReturnCode <> 0) GOTO QuitWithRollback 
  -- another 58 steps run between the above and the below steps (EDITED for the sake of this example) --
  EXECUTE @ReturnCode = msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobstep @job_id = @JobID, @step_id = 60, @step_name = N'SQLsafeCmd: Backup mydatabase2', @command = N'"C:\Program Files\Idera\SQLsafe\SQLsafeCmd" Backup "mydatabase2" "\\SQLSafe_server\h$\SQLSafe\Wednesday\dbserver_mydatabase2.safe" -server "dbserver" -backupdescription "mydatabase2" -backupname "mydatabase2" -init -compressionlevel "ispeed" -managementserver "SQLSafe_server" -threads "3" -noprompt ', @database_name = N'', @server = N'', @database_user_name = N'', @subsystem = N'CmdExec', @cmdexec_success_code = 0, @flags = 0, @retry_attempts = 0, @retry_interval = 1, @output_file_name = N'', @on_success_step_id = 0, @on_success_action = 1, @on_fail_step_id = 0, @on_fail_action = 1
  IF (@@ERROR <> 0 OR @ReturnCode <> 0) GOTO QuitWithRollback 
  EXECUTE @ReturnCode = msdb.dbo.sp_update_job @job_id = @JobID, @start_step_id = 1 
 
  IF (@@ERROR <> 0 OR @ReturnCode <> 0) GOTO QuitWithRollback 
 
  -- Add the job schedules
  EXECUTE @ReturnCode = msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobschedule @job_id = @JobID, @name = N'Weekly Wednesday', @enabled = 1, @freq_type = 8, @active_start_date = 20070102, @active_start_time = 223000, @freq_interval = 8, @freq_subday_type = 1, @freq_subday_interval = 0, @freq_relative_interval = 0, @freq_recurrence_factor = 1, @active_end_date = 99991231, @active_end_time = 235959
  IF (@@ERROR <> 0 OR @ReturnCode <> 0) GOTO QuitWithRollback 
 
  -- Add the Target Servers
  EXECUTE @ReturnCode = msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobserver @job_id = @JobID, @server_name = N'(local)' 
  IF (@@ERROR <> 0 OR @ReturnCode <> 0) GOTO QuitWithRollback 
 
END
COMMIT TRANSACTION          
GOTO   EndSave              
QuitWithRollback:
  IF (@@TRANCOUNT > 0) ROLLBACK TRANSACTION 
EndSave:

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Your script creates the job itself, so run it in a new query editor window.
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Ha!  I thought so and looking at the comments the sql-script wrote (which I looked at/realized just now, stupid me), I should have seen the confirmation there already.

I just modified the script and ran it in query analyzer and it created the job.

Thanks for the quick response/confirmation.  much appreciated.
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You're welcome.
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