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Peter99
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 10/09/2012 :  18:07:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I am working on sql server 2008. In agent properties, i want to set to remove history after 2 days. I can select remove agent history and can select 2 days. Once I click ok. window closed. When I open agent properties again, my setting are not saved and remov agent history box is unchecked. How to save my setting?

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visakh16
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India
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Posted - 10/09/2012 :  23:09:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its a one time setting i guess. where exactly are you setting this?

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Peter99
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

494 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2012 :  11:30:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Bustaz Kool
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USA
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Posted - 10/10/2012 :  12:13:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am seeing the same symptom.

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Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

USA
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Posted - 10/10/2012 :  15:27:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have seen this too, but I am not sure what causes it.

You can remove the history in a maintenance plan "History Cleanup Task".

I usually have a maintenance plan to do a full backup of the system databases every day, and I just add the History Cleanup Task to that.

Or you could setup a maintenance plan just to do the History Cleanup Task.


Edit:
This has been reported on Microsoft Connect.
http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/485232/kjtap-sap-sql-server-agent-remove-agent-history-cannot-be-activated
"...Instead of being a config item that you can save, as one would expect, this is actually a real-time cleanup option..."






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Edited by - Michael Valentine Jones on 10/10/2012 15:32:33
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