Create and Schedule a Job in SQL Server 2008

This article explains how to create a new SQL Server job, how to schedule a job and how to set an alert for a job.


Step 1

Open SQL Server. Here I am creating a job to take a backup of my MyCompany database.

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Step 2

Explore SQL Server Agent -> Jobs -> New Job.

new job
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Step 3

Here in general tab provide a name and description of the job.

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Step 4

Click OK. See your newly created job under jobs. Double-click on this job.

my companyDB
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Step 5

Select Steps then click New.

new steps
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Step 6

Here enter the Step Name and write a backup command then click OK.

backup command
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my company database backup
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Step 7

Now click the Schedule Option in the left panel then select New then enter a Schedule Name and Schedule Type then click OK.

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Step 8

Now click on Alerts In the left panel then click ADD.

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Step 9

Now click on Notifications in the left panel.

Notifications in Left Panel
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Step 10: Now click Targets in the left panel.

Targets in Left Panel
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Click Ok. Your job is ready.

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