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This command copies SQL Agent alerts from one SQL Server to another. By default, all alerts are copied.

The -Alerts parameter is autopopulated for command-line completion and can be used to copy only specific alerts.

If the alert already exists on the destination, it will be skipped unless -Force is specified. Force drops and recreates the object. Dependencies are not currently copied over.


To copy all alerts from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster, using integrated (Windows) authentication. If alerts with the same name exist on sqlcluster, they will be skipped.


To copy only two alerts, dbalert1 and murrringalert, from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster, using SQL authentication for sqlserver2014a and integrated (Windows) authentication for sqlcluster. If an alert with the same name exists on sqlcluster, it will be dropped and recreated because -Force was used.


To see what would happen if the command were executed. No actions are actually performed.



From PowerShell, execute Get-Help Copy-DbaAlert -Detailed for more information on this function.

Source Code

Want to see the source code? View Copy-DbaAlert.ps1 on GitHub

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