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Copy-DbaAgentJob

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

 

Synopsis

Copy-DbaAgentJob migrates jobs from one SQL Server to another.

Description

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

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

Syntax

Copy-DbaAgentJob
    [[-Source] <DbaInstanceParameter>]
    [[-SourceSqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [-Destination] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-DestinationSqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Job] <Object[]>]
    [[-ExcludeJob] <Object[]>]
    [-DisableOnSource]
    [-DisableOnDestination]
    [-Force]
    [[-InputObject] <Job[]>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

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

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

Example: 2
PS C:\> Copy-DbaAgentJob -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster -Job PSJob -SourceSqlCredential $cred -Force

Copies a single job, the PSJob job from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster, using SQL credentials for sqlserver2014a and Windows credentials for sqlcluster. If a job with the same name exists on
sqlcluster, it will be dropped and recreated because -Force was used.

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

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

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a | Where-Object Category -eq "Report Server" | Copy-DbaAgentJob -Destination sqlserver2014b

Copies all SSRS jobs (subscriptions) from AlwaysOn Primary SQL instance sqlserver2014a to AlwaysOn Secondary SQL instance sqlserver2014b

Required Parameters

-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

-Source

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

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-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
-Job

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

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeJob

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

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-DisableOnSource

If this switch is enabled, the job will be disabled on the source server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-DisableOnDestination

If this switch is enabled, the newly migrated job will be disabled on the destination server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Force

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

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-InputObject

Piped in jobs from Get-DbaAgentJob

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-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-DbaAgentJob on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Copy-DbaAgentJob.