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Posted - 10/17/2012 :  17:33:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not getting a clear picture of how to setup day time versus night time operators so that my database alerts and failed jobs will properly route there alerts to different operators based on the time of day.

In a job or an alert you choose a specific operator but how does the process know which operator to use?

Maybe im over thinking it and need to treat it as a black box but i need to be confident that the alert will go out.

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Posted - 10/17/2012 :  18:13:58  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's no way for SQL Server to do this automatically, you'd have to schedule a job that updates the other jobs to change their operators.

Typically you'd set up a Windows group and add the support techs to that group, then set the SQL operator to email that group. Each recipient responds or ignores the emails depending on whether it's their shift.
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