SQL Trigger to Ignore DB snapshot

  • GonnaCatchIT


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    Dear All,

    I have a trigger on Create database command which logs into audit tables.

    I want filter out this trigger for Snapshot DB creations. Is it possible?.

    Basically no trigger while creating snapshot DB's, but only for actual DB's.

    Snapshot command:

    'Create Database.. As snapshot on'


  • Site Owners

    SSC Guru

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  • frederico_fonseca


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    you can't prevent the trigger from executing but you can control what it does by looking at the event data and filtering if the command is a create snapshot one

    within your trigger do something as follows

    DECLARE @CommandText nvarchar(2000);
    SELECT @CommandText = EVENTDATA().value('(/EVENT_INSTANCE/TSQLCommand/CommandText)[1]','NVARCHAR(2000)');
    if (@CommandText not like '%snapshot%of%')
    -- do your audit code here
  • GonnaCatchIT


    Points: 2609

    Thanks Fred, I will work around this.

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