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Maintenance plan still references deleted databases on SQL Server 2005 SP2

Maintenance plan still references deleted databases on SQL Server 2005 SP2

I have been dealing with the mystery of a non-existent database that the daily maintenance plan tries to backup. The plan obviously fails, database and log. There is a weekly plan than runs on Sundays; this one completes successfully.

We are running SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition SP2. I learned today that in SP2, the maintenance plans script is not updated to reflect that a database has been deleted and that SP3 takes care of the issue. A solution could be to recreate the plan altogether (I have tried updating and saving it to no avail). Since we are two SPs behind, I guess the best choice is to update the servers. Have you ever dealt with this issue before? If yes how did you solve it? Also, should I be aware of anything while updating the SP on the server?

Thanks for your help.

MCP SQL Server 2000, MCTS SQL Server 2005, MCTS SQL Server 2008 (DBD, DBA)

RE: Maintenance plan still references deleted databases on SQL Server 2005 SP2

I actually had the same issue as well as another with cleaning up database backup files. After doing research which indicated that it was a bug that was resolved in the latest service pack. I installed service pack 4. I went from SQL Server 2005 SP2 to SQL Server 2005 SP4 and it resolved both issues. Service pack 4 installed with no problems.

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