SQL Trace

The default trace in SQL Server - the power of performance and security auditing

  • Article

Since the introduction of SQL Server 2005, there is a simple lightweight trace that is left running by default on every SQL Server. This provides some very valuable information for the DBA about the running server, but it isn't well-documented. Feodor Georgiev reveals many of the secrets of this facility and shows how to get reports from it.

2011-03-28

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Stairway to Server-side Tracing

Stairway to Server-side Tracing

  • Stairway

Learn how to use the SQL Trace subsystem in SQL Server to audit your instances. This series will examine the basics of SQL Trace and teach you how to set up, schedule, and manage traces and the data generated.

2011-02-17 (first published: )

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