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I've downloaded Idera's free Job Manager this morning and I'm going to play with it a little on one of my test systems. Job Management is a difficult thing to visualize, so the Outlook-format this tool has looks interesting to me.
Has anyone implemented this tool already, and do you have any thoughts about it? Inputs are welcome...
I've been using it for a couple of months now; not bad for a freebie - Toad has something very similar to w/ a few more bells and whistles.
I would like to see a day/week/month format like Outlook has, but as you say, for a freebie not so bad. It does seem to lag - I fired off a job, which said "succeeded" whcih had in fact failed - something I found out much later. I think I'll keep working on a tool that will integrate job info into Outlook. I don't need the control as much as the view, I suppose.
I've been trying it for a couple days now. Pegs the CPU on my workstation. Might be just me.
I have had this installed for ages - last 3 PCs have had it installed as one of the important tools when they have been built. I find it most useful for the way the display lets you see potential scheduling conflicts on a busy server.
The drag+drop to change the job execution times is neat. I cant say its a daily-use application but its right up there as something I use and appreciate.
Funny to see everybody adding extra bits to compete with everyone else - this is a shot across the bow of SQL Sentry, and SQL Sentry now has a performance manager which competes with Idera/Quest, who have their variants of different tools (SQL Safe vs Litespeed)
True that. Isn't competition great! I love capitalism...
Hi, I have used this tool (and SQLcheck) for several years. It's great tool. It is sometimes cpu intensive and it can only manage 20 instances
It gives me overview of all servers. I can easliy see if SQL Agent or SQL Server is down, ...
It locks up every computer I run it on.