Calls the sqlmaint utility with a string that contains sqlmaintswitches. The sqlmaint utility performs a set of maintenance operations on one or more databases.
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.
|Applies to: SQL Server ( SQL Server 2008 through current version).|
' switch_string '
Is a string containing the sqlmaint utility switches. The switches and their values must be separated by a space.
The -? switch is not valid for xp_sqlmaint.
Return Code Values
None. Returns an error if the sqlmaint utility fails.
If this procedure is called by a user logged on with SQL Server Authentication, the -U "login_id" and -P "password" switches are prepended to switch_string before execution. If the user is logged on with Windows Authentication, switch_string is passed without change to sqlmaint.
Requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.
In the following example,
sqlmaint to perform integrity checks, create a report file, and update
EXEC xp_sqlmaint '-D AdventureWorks2012 -PlanID 02A52657-D546-11D1-9D8A-00A0C9054212 -Rpt "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\LOG\DBMaintPlan2.txt" -WriteHistory -CkDB -CkAl';
Here is the result set.
The command(s) executed successfully.