Solarwinds Job Sceduler not Running


I had an incident where the Job Scheduler would not run any scans new or old. The service kept crashing. Repairs would not fix it and eventually I found this:

Source: Solarwinds Thwack
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Error “The job scheduler database file is corrupt. The SWJobSchedulerSvc service has been shutdown until the database is fixed.” occurs

In the files placed on your server during an Orion NPM installation, SolarWinds has provided a blank database file (JobEngine35 - Blank.sdf) that can be used to replace your existing, corrupted JobEngine35.sdf file.

The following procedure completes this replacement.

To replace a corrupt job scheduler database file:

  1. Log on to your Orion server using an account with administrative rights.
  2. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Advanced Features > Orion Service Manager.
  3. Click Shutdown Everything.
    Note: It may take a few minutes to stop all services.
  4. Make a backup copy of your current JobEngine35.sdf, and rename it as JobEngine35.old.
    Notes:

    • The default location of this file on Windows Server 2008 is C:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\JobEngine\Data\.
    • The default location of this file on Windows Server 2003 is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SolarWinds\JobEngine\Data\.
  5. Make a backup copy of “JobEngine35 – Blank.sdf” and rename it as “JobEngine35.sdf”.
    Notes:

    • The default location of this file on Windows Server 2008 is C:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\JobEngine\Data\.
    • The default location of this file on Windows Server 2003 is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SolarWinds\JobEngine\Data\.
  6. Right-click JobEngine.sdf, as renamed in the previous step.
  7. Click Properties.
  8. On the General tab, confirm that the Read-only attribute is cleared, and then click OK.
  9. On your Orion server, click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Advanced Features > Orion Service Manager.
  10. Click Start Everything.
    Note: It may take a few minutes to start all services.

This article applies to:
All Orion NPM versions

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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