I couldn´t find an answer how to check the connectivity to a database. I want to it right on startup of my application to show the user an error message if the DB is not available. Also, the program wouldn´t startup any further in that case.
A function "boolean isConnectionPossible()" or something like that would be nice. I tried to use getStartTimeMillis() but that always returns a value even if the DB is stopped.
Is there any workaround?