sp_help_maintenance_plan (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns information about the specified maintenance plan. If a plan is not specified, this stored procedure returns information about all maintenance plans.

NOTE: 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 icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_help_maintenance_plan [ [ @plan_id = ] 'plan_id' ]  


[ @plan_id =] 'plan_id'
Specifies the plan ID of the maintenance plan. plan_id is UNIQUEIDENTIFIER. The default is NULL.

Return Code Values


Result Sets

If plan_id is specified, sp_help_maintenance_plan will return three tables: Plan, Database, and Job.

Plan Table

Column name Data type Description
plan_id uniqueidentifier Maintenance plan ID.
plan_name sysname Maintenance plan name.
date_created datetime Date the maintenance plan was created.
owner sysname Owner of the maintenance plan.
max_history_rows int Maximum number of rows allocated for recording the history of the maintenance plan in the system table.
remote_history_server int The name of the remote server to which the history report could be written.
max_remote_history_rows int Maximum number of rows allocated in the system table on a remote server to which the history report could be written.
user_defined_1 int Default is NULL.
user_defined_2 nvarchar(100) Default is NULL.
user_defined_3 datetime Default is NULL.
user_defined_4 uniqueidentifier Default is NULL.

Database Table

Column name Description
database_name Name of all databases associated with the maintenance plan. database_name is sysname.

Job Table

Column name Description
job_id ID of all jobs associated with the maintenance plan. job_id is uniqueidentifier.


sp_help_maintenance_plan is in the msdb database.


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


This example descriptive information about the maintenance plan FAD6F2AB-3571-11D3-9D4A-00C04FB925FC.

EXECUTE   sp_help_maintenance_plan   

See Also

Maintenance Plans
Database Maintenance Plan Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)