Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Linked Server Connectivity Test Procedure

My latest submission has been published on SQLServerCentral.com as script of the day today :)

SSC : Linked Server Connectivity Test

March 2011 Update : Putting code here after exclusivity period elapsed -
/*
Script  : Linked Server Connectivity Checker
Version : 1.0 (March 2010)
Author  : Richard Doering
Web     : http://sqlsolace.blogspot.com
*/
CREATE SCHEMA [Utils] AUTHORIZATION [dbo]
GO

CREATE PROCEDURE [Utils].[LinkedServerTest] 
 @ServerName SYSNAME
,@emailProfile VARCHAR(255) = ''
,@emailTo VARCHAR(255) = ''
AS 
BEGIN
DECLARE @Test BIT

BEGIN TRY
EXEC @Test= sys.sp_testlinkedserver @servername 

PRINT 'Sucessfully connected to ' + CAST(@servername as VARCHAR(30))
END TRY

BEGIN CATCH
PRINT 'Failed to connect to ' + CAST(@servername as VARCHAR(30))

IF (@emailProfile <> '') AND (@emailTo <> '')
BEGIN
DECLARE @emailSubject VARCHAR(255)
DECLARE @emailBody VARCHAR(8000)

SET @emailSubject = 'Linked Server Connnection Failure : ' + @servername + ' cannot be accessed from ' + @@SERVERNAME
SET @emailBody = @emailSubject

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail 
 @profile_name= @emailProfile
, @recipients=@emailTo
, @body=@emailBody
, @subject=@emailSubject
, @importance='High'
END

RAISERROR ('Linked Server Failure', 16, 1, @emailSubject) WITH LOG

END CATCH

END

GO

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