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Get-DbaUptime

Author Stuart Moore (@napalmgram), stuart-moore.com
Availability Windows only

 

Synopsis

Returns the uptime of the SQL Server instance, and if required the hosting windows server

Description

By default, this command returns for each SQL Server instance passed in: SQL Instance last startup time, Uptime as a PS TimeSpan, Uptime as a formatted string Hosting Windows server last startup time, Uptime as a PS TimeSpan, Uptime as a formatted string

Syntax

Get-DbaUptime
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Credential] <PSCredential>]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaUptime -SqlInstance SqlBox1\Instance2

Returns an object with SQL Server start time, uptime as TimeSpan object, uptime as a string, and Windows host boot time, host uptime as TimeSpan objects and host uptime as a string for the sqlexpress
instance on winserver

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaUptime -SqlInstance winserver\sqlexpress, sql2016

Returns an object with SQL Server start time, uptime as TimeSpan object, uptime as a string, and Windows host boot time, host uptime as TimeSpan objects and host uptime as a string for the sqlexpress
instance on host winserver and the default instance on host sql2016

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2014 | Get-DbaUptime

Returns an object with SQL Server start time, uptime as TimeSpan object, uptime as a string, and Windows host boot time, host uptime as TimeSpan objects and host uptime as a string for every server
listed in the Central Management Server on sql2014

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Credential

Allows you to login to the computer (not SQL Server instance) using alternative Windows credentials.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaUptime on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaUptime.