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cmdexec step running and not doing anything


cmdexec step running and not doing anything

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dkhattar
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Hi Rudy,

We are capturing the output, unfortunately the log file is empty and the time stamp of the file is not changing, which makes be beleive that BAT file is not getting executed at all.

In some case the BAT file is been called from DTS package. Package log shows the step executed successfully and time taken by job is 0 sec.

Will change BAT to CMD for couple of jobs and will see how they behave as compared to BAT files.

Thanks

Deepak





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I have seen simialar problems with sqlmaint and it is due to something happening to the .dll in memory, thats why restart of agent is re-setting it.

Possible options:

server reboot

copy the DLL over from another server thats ok

upgrade to SP4 could help you if this .dll is replaced by the upgrade



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Finally narrowed down the issue. The cause is PGP encryption. When the BAT file which encrypts or decrypts data fails. It corrupts Agents Command Shell.

How to prevent it ?

Deepak



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.. Is the problem solved ?
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Problem was not resolved , was living with it but found a way to get notified when jobs executes without actually running the BAT file.
Schedule a job which has 4/5 step, each step calls a BAT File directly or indirectly like from SSIS pkg or SP which uses xp_cmdshell or CMDEXEC. When bat/ssis/sp runs, it inserts a record in a table. Last step of the job checks if it has 4/5 records in the table , which indicates bat/ssis/sp go executed successfully else an email is sent to support team to look into the issue.

That was no the best solution but support team gets the msg to check and take necessary action.

Deepak



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dkhattar (10/7/2008)
Finally narrowed down the issue. The cause is PGP encryption. When the BAT file which encrypts or decrypts data fails. It corrupts Agents Command Shell.

How to prevent it ?

Deepak



Fix the batch file? ;-)

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