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SQL Agent Job server.(Centralized job server)

Posted by Simon Cho on 07/03/2014


Automated Administration Across an Enterprise


Automating administration across multiple instances of SQL Server is called multiserver administration. Use multiserver administration to do the following:

  • Manage two or more servers.
  • Schedule information flows between enterprise servers for data warehousing.


To take advantage of multiserver administration, you must have at least one master server and at least one target server. A master server distributes jobs to, and receives events from, target servers. A master server also stores the central copy of job definitions for jobs that are run on target servers. Target servers connect periodically to the master server to update their schedule of jobs. If a new job exists on the master server, the target server downloads the job. After the target server completes the job, it reconnects to the master server and reports the status of the job.

The following illustration shows the relationship between master and target servers:

Multiserver administration configuration

If you administer departmental servers across a large corporation, you can define the following:

  • One backup job with job steps.
  • Operators to notify in case of backup failure.
  • An execution schedule for the backup job.


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