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Posted - 12/20/2012 :  14:54:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Basics: I'm running a SQL Server 2008 R2

I am trying to run a SQL job or maintenance plan on the startup (restart) of a SQL Server.
I’m trying to automate a Database Shrink job, which has to have exclusive access to the database to run. Realistically, the only time this happens is when the server is restarted, so I’m looking for a way to run a job on restart.

As always, any help is greatly appreciated
Thank you,


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Posted - 12/20/2012 :  16:34:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Posted - 01/02/2013 :  17:07:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
why would you plan such a horrible job and not use an alternative?
Is the transaction log or the database files themselves to big?
If you want exclusive access to one database you can try to use
alter database set single_user (with rollback immediate)
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