Solved

Does Database mail work on a clustered server

Posted on 2008-10-24
5
364 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I've set up database mail in the usual fashion on the virtual instance  of a active/passive failover SQL cluster.
Unfortunately no joy with the test mail see attached error from database mail log.
From internet search I can't see this as a frequnently occuring problem - using the "remote server" didn't work.
Any suggestions ?

mail-error.txt
0
Comment
Question by:ZicoHove
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Julianva
Julianva earned 50 total points
ID: 22795550
Try setting it up on both the physical machines, if you have two nodes.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:r_panos
r_panos earned 50 total points
ID: 22806692
If I recall well (from past experiences) Database mail (job notification, ecc) doesn't work properly in a cluster environment.

There are workaround solutions with third part components (MAPI) and some stored procedure implementation calling these components.
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:Marten Rune
Marten Rune earned 50 total points
ID: 22810301
Database mail and notification works on cluster. Is your system RTM, or what SP have you applied? SP1 address this bug

How to set up database mail look at:http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/3626056

Please refer to KB article # 908360 for work around.

Till then using SQLAgent profile for sending mails for notifications is the workaround

If you want to use DBMail profile to send notifications for job runs, the workaround would be to add a TSQL job step as the last step to the job that will call sp_notify_operator.

Hope this helps!

/Marten
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ZicoHove earned 0 total points
ID: 24136355
No real movement on this problem. I've tried the available solutions but they have not worked. Introducing SCOM with its own set of problems regarding cluster set ups.

0
 

Author Comment

by:ZicoHove
ID: 24136371
question now obsolete
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have a large data set and a SSIS package. How can I load this file in multi threading?
In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question