How to Copy Tracked Messages into the BizTalk Tracking Database

The archiving and purging process potentially accesses and/or updates databases in different SQL servers, so you must set up linked servers between the involved SQL Server instances. You can directly copy tracked messages from the BizTalk MessageBox (BizTalkMsgBoxDb) database server to your BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database using a linked server. You must set up linked servers between:

  • Each of your BizTalk MessageBox (BizTalkMsgBoxDb) databases and the BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database.

  • The BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database and the validating server for archive validation.

  • The service accounts for the SQL Server Agent on the computer hosting the BizTalk MessageBox (BizTalkMsgBoxDb) database must have the db_datareader and db_datawriter permissions for the BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database on the linked server.


In SQL Server Agent, verify that the copy job runs without errors. Otherwise, errors might prevent data from being moved to the tracking database.


You must be logged on with an account that is a member of the SQL Server sysadmin fixed server role to perform this procedure.

To copy tracked messages into the BizTalk Tracking database (SQL Server 2008)

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. In the Connect to Server dialog box, specify the name of the SQL server where the BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database resides and the appropriate authentication type, and then click Connect to connect to the appropriate SQL server.

  3. In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, double-click SQL Server Agent, and then click Jobs.

  4. In the details pane, right-click TrackedMessages_Copy_BizTalkMsgBoxDb, and then click Properties.

  5. In the Job Properties - TrackedMessages_Copy_BizTalkMsgBoxDb dialog box, under Select a page, click Steps.

  6. Under Job step list, click Purge, and then click Edit.

  7. In the Command box, edit the tracking server and database names parameters as appropriate, and then click OK.

  8. On the Job Properties - TrackedMessages_Copy_BizTalkMsgBoxDb dialog box, under Select a page, click General,select the Enabled check box, and then click OK.

    The messages will be copied from the BizTalk MessageBox (BizTalkMsgBoxDb) to the BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database.


If you add a new MessageBox database, you will need to perform this procedure again for the new MessageBox database.

See Also

Archiving and Purging the BizTalk Tracking Database