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Determine the last time a MS SQL Server 2000 database was accessed or updated

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Is it possible to determine the last time a MS SQL Server 2000 database was accessed or updated?

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Question by:prgMan
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by:rboyd56
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No there is not a way to do this.
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None?  I saw an article to use Profiler, something about Blackbox in Profiler.  
              http://www.sqlmag.com/Article/ArticleID/16078/sql_server_16078.html
Unfortunately I do not have access to the article.  It sounded like it could read something.  But I always thought Profiler was more of what's going on NOW kind of tool.

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From: Portable DBA: SQL Server: McGraw-Hill/Osborne © 2004
SQL Profiler also works in conjunction with SQL Server’s tracing ability. Using the sp_trace_create system stored procedure, you can enable tracing of specific events on the server and then use SQL Profiler to review those events or replay some or all of them on a different database. Furthermore, in SQL Server 2000 you can use the TRACE_PRODUCE_BLACKBOX option of the sp_trace_create stored procedure to create a 5MB trace of the last set of events on the SQL Server.

So is there some value stored in a system table that says when it was last accessed?
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No there is not a value stored in the database that indicates this. You can use Profiler to tack the events as they occur but SQL Server does not store the time the database was last accessed. The BLACKBOX trace is just a trace of the last 5MB of commands.

Even if the last time a database was access was stored in the database, you would have to access the database to get that information, which would invalidate the date you are looking for.
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