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SQL: Do you know the query with which i can find out when the SQL Server service had started ?

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SQL: Do you know the query with which i can find out when the SQL Server service had started ?
posted Mar 25, 2014 by Deepak Chitragar

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According to me there are two ways to know this:

1 The following query will give you the time when the SQL server service is started;

select crdate from [master].dbo.sysdatabases
where name=?tempdb?

2 You can use lsnrctl service of oracle to know whether the service listener has been started or not.
Go to CMD and run lsnrctl status
It will result you the appropriate message whether the service is up or down..

Note: lsnrctl status command runs only if the Oracle Bin path is stored in Environmental variables.

answer Mar 25, 2014 by Manish Tiwari
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I've had a look around but I'm still not sure the best way to achieve this. As far as I can tell replication won't do what I need. I could manually write the t-sql to do the updates perhaps using the Merge statement and then schedule it as a job with sql server agent. I've also been having a look at SSIS and that looks to be geared at the ETL kind of thing.

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