Updated: August 9, 2016
Returns information about the specified maintenance plan. If a plan is not specified, this stored procedure returns information about all maintenance plans.
NOTE: This stored procedure is used with database maintenance plans. This feature has been replaced with maintenance plans which do not use this stored procedure. Use this procedure to maintain database maintenance plans on installations that were upgraded from a previous version of SQL Server.
This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
sp_help_maintenance_plan [ [ @plan_id = ] 'plan_id' ]
[ @plan_id =] 'plan_id'
Specifies the plan ID of the maintenance plan. plan_id is UNIQUEIDENTIFIER. The default is NULL.
If plan_id is specified, sp_help_maintenance_plan will return three tables: Plan, Database, and Job.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|plan_id||uniqueidentifier||Maintenance plan ID.|
|plan_name||sysname||Maintenance plan name.|
|date_created||datetime||Date the maintenance plan was created.|
|owner||sysname||Owner of the maintenance plan.|
|max_history_rows||int||Maximum number of rows allocated for recording the history of the maintenance plan in the system table.|
|remote_history_server||int||The name of the remote server to which the history report could be written.|
|max_remote_history_rows||int||Maximum number of rows allocated in the system table on a remote server to which the history report could be written.|
|user_defined_1||int||Default is NULL.|
|user_defined_2||nvarchar(100)||Default is NULL.|
|user_defined_3||datetime||Default is NULL.|
|user_defined_4||uniqueidentifier||Default is NULL.|
|database_name||Name of all databases associated with the maintenance plan. database_name is sysname.|
|job_id||ID of all jobs associated with the maintenance plan. job_id is uniqueidentifier.|
sp_help_maintenance_plan is in the msdb database.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_help_maintenance_plan.
This example descriptive information about the maintenance plan FAD6F2AB-3571-11D3-9D4A-00C04FB925FC.
EXECUTE sp_help_maintenance_plan N'FAD6F2AB-3571-11D3-9D4A-00C04FB925FC';