Backup your SQL Server jobs using PowerShell script

This post will help you create a SQL Server job to backup all the jobs in a SQL Server Agent of an instance.

It’s an useful job that you have to have running in your environment. It could help you for the following:

  • Backing up your jobs,

  • When migrating from one server to another,

  • When you want to check the history of changes for a job,

  • If you want to keep documentation for your jobs and

The PowerShell script is given below. Save it on a location (.ps1 extension). Then you have to specify the path in the $SavePath variable.

Second step is to create the job. Download the script-code and specify your instance name. Run the script in SSMS studio and you have it. It runs under the sa user. 

That’s all.

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