DBA Tips Archive for Oracle


Uptime for Windows - (2003, 2000, XP and NT)

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator

The UNIX operating systems comes with many powerful utilities; one of which is uptime. The uptime command is used to determine how long the server has been up and running. The output is usually similar to the following:

$ uptime
9:26AM  up 82 days, 10:28, 1 user, load averages: 0.04, 0.07, 0.08
The powerful uptime command, unfortunately, does not come with Windows. We do, however, have a reliable method for determining the date when the server was last started using the net statistics server command:
C:\> net statistics server
Server Statistics for \\MELODY

Statistics since 5/14/2006 11:15 AM

Sessions accepted                  1
Sessions timed-out                 0
Sessions errored-out               0

Kilobytes sent                     13
Kilobytes received                 16

Mean response time (msec)          0

System errors                      0
Permission violations              0
Password violations                0

Files accessed                     8
Communication devices accessed     0
Print jobs spooled                 0

Times buffers exhausted

  Big buffers                      0
  Request buffers                  0

The command completed successfully.

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