Multi server maintenance plan

Mikhail Firsov 1,876 Reputation points
2023-08-25T08:30:49.0033333+00:00

Hello!

After configuring my SQL1 server as master server and SQL2 as the target I've created the maintenance plan (Backup system databases) to be executed on both servers:

0

Here it is:1

The plan is working without a single issue...
2

...but it does nothing on the target server - SQL2!

Furthemore, should I uncheck the "local" in the Servers window (meaning the MP would run only on the target SQL2 server)...

3

...the new .bak files are created only on SQL1 - not on SQL2!!!

???

Thank you in advance,
Michael

SQL Server
SQL Server
A family of Microsoft relational database management and analysis systems for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
12,655 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Mikhail Firsov 1,876 Reputation points
    2023-10-17T13:33:56.21+00:00

    ...tried to test it once again: set a new Master server, created a new maintenance plan (in strictly complience with the MS's official "Administering Database Infrastructure" guide) for the two servers - SQL1 and SQL2:

    10

    11

    Again, according to the guide:

    "In Object Explorer, right-click SQL Server Agent, point to Multi Server Administration, and then

    click Manage Target Servers.

    1. In the Target Server list, click MIA-SQL\SQL2, and then click Force Poll."

    My result:

    Q1

    Nevertheless, the poll has already ended successfully - in spite of the error above! :

    09

    This time executing the plan does not even produce the error for the remote execution because the maintenance plan turns out to have only one target - Local server:

    14

    ...no comments...

    Is it a bug or am I missing anything???

    Regards,
    Michael

    0 comments No comments