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WaitForSql (to start)

In the spirit of having apps that do just one thing I have put a really small .net app on github that tries to create a connection to a SQL Server database and just keeps retrying until it is available:

https://github.com/GoEddie/WaitForSQL

What? Huh?

If you have a CI build and you start a new instance or database or azure db etc it can take different amounts of time to be available so this just sits trying until it can get a valid connection and you can continue your CI loveliness.

This can easily be replicated using powershell but it isn’t always available.

To use it do something like:

-S server -E -T 600

or

-S server -U user -P password -T 600