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Set Up And Schedule a Server Side Trace


Set Up And Schedule a Server Side Trace

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Jeff Moden (12/2/2010)
Good stuff as always, Grant! Thanks for taking the time to write articles like this. This one should be in every DBA's quick reference guide. :-)


Thanks Jeff, but you & both know after you've done it once or twice, it's hard to forget. Hopefully it helps new people get a leg up a little quicker.

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CirquedeSQLeil (12/2/2010)
Great Stuff Grant.


Thanks Jason.

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I stand corrected everyone. Sorry about the incorrect information. I was told in a class that it had to be cleaned up, and never really tested it. It's great to know that it will auto cleanup.

Thanks to the peoples that did the testing!
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jason.spangler (12/3/2010)
I stand corrected everyone. Sorry about the incorrect information. I was told in a class that it had to be cleaned up, and never really tested it. It's great to know that it will auto cleanup.

Thanks to the peoples that did the testing!



No worries. That's what SSC is all about , testing.



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I stand corrected everyone. Sorry about the incorrect information. I was told in a class that it had to be cleaned up, and never really tested it. It's great to know that it will auto cleanup.

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No worries. That's what SSC is all about , testing.


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I stand corrected everyone. Sorry about the incorrect information. I was told in a class that it had to be cleaned up, and never really tested it. It's great to know that it will auto cleanup.

Thanks to the peoples that did the testing!



No worries. That's what SSC is all about , testing.


Oh indeed ...

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Test it - Test IT !


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great article, thanks.

what tweaks to this process are required to run a server-side trace on analysis services? when i export my Script Trace Definition, the 'For SQL...' options are greyed out. i am only able to export 'For Analysis Services...' which produces an xmla file.

what do i do with that xmla file to schedule the trace?

my task at hand is that i have to create an audit of access to a cube. any thoughts on whether this is a sufficiently robust mechanism to do this? if not, can anyone suggest alternatives?

thanks

rob
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Hello,

Thanks for a great article.

I have a very intermittent problem, occurs only two or three times a month. Would there be any issues with running a server side trace all day, other than creating a lot of .trc files? I'm especially concerned about an all-day trace using too many resources and affecting server performance.
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Here is the another code snippest to write Server Side Trace

http://abhijitmore.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/creating-custom-trace/

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rob mcnicol (1/31/2011)
great article, thanks.

what tweaks to this process are required to run a server-side trace on analysis services? when i export my Script Trace Definition, the 'For SQL...' options are greyed out. i am only able to export 'For Analysis Services...' which produces an xmla file.

what do i do with that xmla file to schedule the trace?

my task at hand is that i have to create an audit of access to a cube. any thoughts on whether this is a sufficiently robust mechanism to do this? if not, can anyone suggest alternatives?

thanks

rob





I am frankly unsure. I've never run a trace on SSAS, so I don't know exacty how it works.

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