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Hi All,

I have a bunch of jobs on a server.  Some of the jobs are not reporting any history.  I'm pretty sure this is due to the fact that there's a heart beat job running on the server (runs once a minute, every minute, every day).  

Is there a way to configure SQL to either (in order of preference)

1)  Not log the heartbeat job
2)  Limit the size of the jobs to X number of instances (eg: keep only a record of the last number of times run).
3)  Expand the log size to accommodate everything

Thanks in advanced.
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3)  Expand the log size to accommodate everything

In SSMS go to SQL Server Agent and right-click for properties and make the changes you need in History.
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I prefer to uncheck the "Limit size" and specify a "Remove agent history" time period.  You can specify 3 months if you want.  That keeps all history for a full three months, rather than a raw row count, which could of course be inflated by frequently run jobs.
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Thanks guys.
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