msdb.dbo.sysjobhistory data gets deleted whenever SQL Server services are restarted

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Question :

I am facing an issue where my msdb.dbo.sysjobhistory data is getting deleted whenever my SQL Server services are restarted or the instance fails over.

I am using SQL Server 2014 SP2 in a cluster environment, with below SQL Agent History setting:

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Can anyone please suggest what the issue is?

Answer :

My response is based on possible reasons of problem.
Make sure you have configured History setting properly and the job to purge history scheduled properly. To validate these settings:

Right click on SQL Server Agent and got to Properties.

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Go to History tab.

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Make sure setting is configured properly.

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The job named syspolicy_purge_history used to execute above settings.

So right click on the job in Jobs folder in SQL Server Agent and check Schedule of the Job.

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It should be scheduled according to your requirement.


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