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Copy-DbaAgentAlert

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Copy-DbaAgentAlert migrates alerts from one SQL Server to another.

Description

By default, all alerts are copied. The -Alert parameter is auto-populated for command-line completion and can be used to copy only specific alerts.

If the alert already exists on the destination, it will be skipped unless -Force is used.

Syntax

Copy-DbaAgentAlert
    [-Source] <DbaInstanceParameter>
    [[-SourceSqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [-Destination] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-DestinationSqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Alert] <Object[]>]
    [[-ExcludeAlert] <Object[]>]
    [-IncludeDefaults]
    [-Force]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Copy-DbaAgentAlert -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster

Copies all alerts from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster using Windows credentials. If alerts with the same name exist on sqlcluster, they will be skipped.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Copy-DbaAgentAlert -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster -Alert PSAlert -SourceSqlCredential $cred -Force

Copies a only the alert named PSAlert from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster using SQL credentials for sqlserver2014a and Windows credentials for sqlcluster. If an alert with the same name exists on
sqlcluster, it will be dropped and recreated because -Force was used.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Copy-DbaAgentAlert -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster -WhatIf -Force

Shows what would happen if the command were executed using force.

Required Parameters

-Source

Source SQL Server. You must have sysadmin access and server version must be SQL Server version 2000 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Destination

Destination SQL Server. You must have sysadmin access and the server must be SQL Server 2000 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SourceSqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-DestinationSqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Alert

The alert(s) to process. This list is auto-populated from the server. If unspecified, all alerts will be processed.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeAlert

The alert(s) to exclude. This list is auto-populated from the server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-IncludeDefaults

Copy SQL Agent defaults such as FailSafeEmailAddress, ForwardingServer, and PagerSubjectTemplate.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Force

If this switch is enabled, the Alert will be dropped and recreated on Destination.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

If this switch is enabled, no actions are performed but informational messages will be displayed that explain what would happen if the command were to run.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

If this switch is enabled, you will be prompted for confirmation before executing any operations that change state.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Copy-DbaAgentAlert on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Copy-DbaAgentAlert.