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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Scheduling Jobs

Job scheduling is a key part of database automation. You can configure SQL Server jobs to handle almost any database task.

Creating Jobs

You create jobs as a series of steps that contain actions in the sequence in which you want to execute them. When you schedule jobs in conjunction with other SQL Server facilities, such as database backups or data transformation, the necessary commands are configured for you. Normally these commands are set as step 1, and all you need to do is set a run schedule for the job. You can add extra steps to these jobs and thus perform other tasks. For example, after importing data, you may want to back up the related database. In the SQL Server Import And Export Wizard, you would schedule the import, ...

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