History in SharePoint jobs
Timer jobs are a convenient way to perform background tasks in SharePoint. This article organize some facts about the history of the timer jobs. The following facts are true for SharePoint 2010, but most of them should be valid for other versions of SharePoint.
History of a timer job is a collection of entries that contain the information about:
- Job’s name
- Job’s start time
- Job’s end time
- Job’s result (status code)
- Some UUID’s to identify server, web application, job, service etc.
Those information allow us to see some abnormalities in the duration or status of the job should they occur one day.