Log File Viewer timeout

Hello,

When attempting to view the history on a SQL Agent job, the Log File Viewer attempts to pull log history then fails due to a "Timeout expired.  The timeout period has elapsed" message.  I extended my timeout settings during the database engine login but still running into the same error message.  I'm guessing that there's another timeout setting somewhere that overrides my login settings.  Is there such a thing?

Thanks,
Glen
jisoo411Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

gothamiteCommented:
Try to rebuild the indexes on the MSDB tables relating to jobhistory i.e. sysjobs - it could be they are really fragmented which slows down the access to the data.
USE [msdb]
GO
ALTER INDEX [clust] ON [dbo].[sysjobhistory] REBUILD PARTITION = ALL WITH ( PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON, IGNORE_DUP_KEY  = OFF, ONLINE = ON, SORT_IN_TEMPDB = OFF )
GO

Open in new window

0
jisoo411Author Commented:
Actually I just found out how to truncate job history through the function below.  But I'll take a look at rebuilding indexes too.  The job I'm examining runs every 60 seconds so it has tons of history every day so checking the indexes wouldn't be a bad idea.

Thanks!
sp_purge_jobhistory @job_name or @job_id, @oldest_date

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SQL Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.