sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db (Transact-SQL)

Disassociates the specified maintenance plan from the specified database.


This stored procedure is used with database maintenance plans. This feature has been replaced with maintenance plans which do not use this stored procedure. Use this procedure to maintain database maintenance plans on installations that were upgraded from a previous version of SQL Server.

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. 

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db [ @plan_id = ] 'plan_id' , 
     [ @db_name = ] 'database_name' 


  • [ @plan\_id =] 'plan_id'
    Specifies the maintenance plan ID. plan_id is uniqueidentifier.

  • [ @db\_name =] 'database_name'
    Specifies the database name to be deleted from the maintenance plan. database_name is sysname.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db must be run from the msdb database.

The sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db stored procedure removes the association between the maintenance plan and the specified database; it does not drop or destroy the database.

When sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db removes the last database from the maintenance plan, the stored procedure also deletes the maintenance plan.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db.


Deletes the maintenance plan in the AdventureWorks database, previously added by using sp_add_maintenance_plan_db.

EXECUTE   sp_delete_maintenance_plan_db N'FAD6F2AB-3571-11D3-9D4A-00C04FB925FC', N'AdventureWorks'