Good afternoon all.
I have recently implemented the SQL management data warehouse to monitor a prod sql instance in 2k8. Although it was useful initially I now find that it uses quite a large amount of space and have deactivated it. I have looked around and I cannot seem to find anything about removing the MDW (id like to clean up the agent jobs and ssis packages as well as dropping the db). I had a quick attempt at manually removing it and when i came to delete some of the jobs it failed on a fk constraint from msdb.
Thanks in advanceBen
I seem to recall hearing that MDW is a feature that doesn't have an "uninstall" option. I think I heard it at the PASS Summit last year from Kim Tripp or Brent Ozar or someone like that.
I think that you will have to do this manually, or wait until there is an uninstall made by MS in a future version. I think the main problem is the tables being too big, so emptying them should alleviate the problem for you.
Please take a look at this [quick-fix from MS]. It has to do with a cleanup job that doesn't clean up!: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971823
answered Jul 19, 2010 at 05:44 AM