I am currently troubleshooting our alerts system. It seems to send alert emails intermittently with sometimes no delays or sometimes multi-hour delays.
I am poking around in the log files and the only critical ones I see are
Unknown SQL Exception -1 occurred. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) for
Process: OWSTIMER.EXE EventID: 5586
I am trying to figure out what database setting it is actually trying to connect to ? I can't tell from the error message what db connection is failing.